England’s leading Test batsman, Root has been out of the T20I squad since 2019 but has made no secret of his desire to continue developing his game in the shortest format. He is on the list for Friday’s IPL auction and the link with the Capitals – part of the franchise run by the Delhi Capitals’ joint owners, the GMR Group – does not hurt his chances of being picked up. will deliver
Root is a key part of England’s ODI set-up but has been given some time off the international treadmill ahead of the Test team’s tour of New Zealand in February.
After helping England to the final of the 2016 World T20, scoring 83 for 44 in a record run chase against South Africa during the group stage, Root fell out of contention due to the rise of David Milan, who similarly plays the role of anchor. In the top order. His last T20I came against Pakistan in the lead-up to the 2019 50-over World Cup in Cardiff.