Joe Root disallowed to play IPL as England eye Ashes and World Cup 2019 glory

Root has been allowed to take part in Australia’s Big Bash League.


DNA Web Team

Updated: Aug 25, 2018, 12:19 AM IST

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England test captain Joe Root will not be able plau in the Indian Premier League in 2019. Root has been disallowed to participate in IPL 2019 by the England and Wales Cricket Board. ECB's decision comes in view of the Ashes series that takes place in August and September of 2019.

However, Root has been allowed to take part in Australia’s Big Bash League of 2018-19, where he is going to feature for Sydney Thunder along with teammate Jos Buttler. 

England team management and the board are conscious of heavy workloads ahead of a gruelling home season in 2019 when both the ICC Cricket World Cup and Ashes would take place in England.

Root has been told that he cannot put himself forward for any places that may become available in IPL squads for its 2019 edition, according to a Dailymail report. ECB thinks that this will give Root more time to prepare for an intense season of cricket. 

Joe Root is currently leading the England side in a five-match test series against India.

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