England player Joe Root has put his name forward in IPL 2023 auction. The former England skipper Root wants to play in franchise T20 leagues. IPL 2023 auction is scheduled to take place on December 23 in Kochi. A total of 10 teams are part of the IPL 2023 mini-auction. Due to his stint as England skipper for 5 years, Joe Root skipped playing in the shortest format.
In his international career so far, he has only played 32 T20I matches in which he has scored 893 runs at an average of 35.72. Joe Root went unsold in his last auction in IPL 2018. However, the right-handed batsman can fetch a good deal in IPL 2023 auction. Here we talk about 3 teams that can target Joe Root in IPL 2023 auction.
IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Teams Which Can Target Joe Root
3. Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders is the first team that can target Joe Root in IPL 2023 auction. KKR has parted ways with top-order batsmen like Aaron Finch, Ajinkya Rahane, and Alex Hales during the recent retentions.
Hence, they need more batters in their squad and might look to pick Joe Root. The 31-year-old stalwart is a top-order batsman and can strengthen Kolkata Knight Riders in the next season.