Joe Root considering to put his name in IPL 2022 Mega Auction;
England Test captain Joe Root has stated that he is considering entering the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction in 2022, but that he will only do so if he believes it will not affect his Test game.
On February 12 and 13, the IPL mega auction will be held in Bengaluru. There will also be two new teams in this edition: Ahmedabad and Lucknow.
“The clock is ticking, but I have a lot to consider. Will it have an adverse effect on my ability to play Test cricket? If I don’t believe it, I’ll put myself up for auction. But I will never do something that will prevent me from representing England in Test cricket. It’s critical for me and other players to ensure that this is a top priority,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Root as saying.
Mitchell Starc, an Australian pace bowler, stated on Wednesday that he is considering entering the forthcoming super auction.
“I have two days to turn in my papers, so that might be something I do before training today. I haven’t put my name down yet, but I have a few more days to think about it. It’s clearly on the table, regardless of what else is on the horizon” cricket.com.au quoted Starc as saying.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave formal approval to two new IPL franchises on Tuesday. Sanjiv Goenka RPSG Group for the Lucknow franchise and CVC Capital for the Ahmedabad franchise.