Joe Root has adopted the lead of England Take a look at captain Ben Stokes by skipping
subsequent yr’s Indian Premier League.
It was confirmed on Wednesday that Stokes wouldn’t seem for Chennai Tremendous Kings within the 2024 version of the IPL, with the 32-year-old citing the necessity to handle his health and workload.
Root has now joined his red-ball skipper in sitting out the Twenty20 event, which can run from March till the top of Might.
Rajasthan Royals secured the providers of Root on the 2023 mini-auction and he featured thrice for the franchise earlier this yr, however won’t be part of up with the group that incorporates England white-ball captain Jos Buttler subsequent yr.
Royals director of cricket Kumar Sangakkara stated: “Throughout our retention conversations, Joe knowledgeable us of his resolution to not participate in IPL 2024.
“Even in a brief span of time, Joe was capable of create such a Positive influence on the franchise and the gamers round him.
“His vitality across the group and the expertise he dropped at the Royals shall be missed. We respect his resolution completely and want him success in the whole lot he does.”
Rob Key, England’s managing director of males’s cricket, had stated after saying the squad for the Caribbean tour in December that Root “wants a break” on the finish of the World Cup.
He’s, nonetheless, set for a key position in England’s five-match Take a look at sequence away to India, which begins on January 25.