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How Joe Root’s experience has been in IPL 2023?

How Joe Root's experience has been in IPL 2023?

  • Joe Root finds invaluable insights on Test cricket from Kumar Sangakkara and Brian Lara during his IPL experience.
  • Root believes their knowledge will aid England’s quest to reclaim The Ashes in 2023.
  • Root values the opportunity to discuss Test cricket with legendary players.

In the midst of the ongoing Indian Premier League, England’s star batsman Joe Root expressed his delight in engaging in extensive discussions about Test cricket with legendary players Kumar Sangakkara and Brian Lara. With The Ashes 2023 looming ahead, Root believes that their insights will prove invaluable as England eagerly seeks to regain the prestigious urn.

Joe Root Cherishes Test Cricket Conversations with Sangakkara and Lara during IPL

While Root has only played two matches for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2023, without an opportunity to bat thus far, his time spent conversing with cricket greats and current players has been immensely enriching. While he has honed his white-ball skills, the chance to interact with respected figures in the game has provided him with invaluable knowledge. Notably, Root was even seen bowling during the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens on May 11.

Reflecting on his experience, Root expressed his satisfaction, stating, “It’s been a truly enjoyable experience. It has been different, but I have had some fascinating and enlightening conversations with coaches and former players about Test cricket. I had the opportunity to speak with Brian Lara about batting for a few hours, which was incredibly insightful. At this stage of my career and as a player, I believe that engaging with others and absorbing their wisdom is where I will learn the most, enhancing my own game and paving the way for the years to come.”

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While focusing on developing certain aspects of his white-ball game during his time in the IPL, Root acknowledged the immense value of discussing Test cricket with the likes of Lara, Sangakkara, and other current players. Such exchanges have proven priceless for his growth and understanding of the game.

Root also confirmed his availability for selection in the one-off Test match against Ireland. Even if the Rajasthan Royals qualify for the finals, he reassured that he will be returning in time to represent his national team, prioritizing his commitments accordingly.

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