Joe Root withdraws from IPL 2024 as Rajasthan Royals face player retention deadline



The 32-year-old only played three matches for his team, with a single batting opportunity where he scored ten runs off 15 balls. England batter Joe Root withdraws from IPL 2024, confirmed by Rajasthan Royals before the squad retention deadline on Sunday. Root made his IPL debut in the 2023 season after being purchased by RR for INR 1 crore at the 2023 mini-auction. The Director of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals praised Root for making a significant impact on the franchise and his teammates in such a short period. He expressed his regret at losing Root’s energy and experience, acknowledging that it would be a significant loss for the team. Notably, Joe Root had the company of his England white-ball captain, Jos Buttler, in the squad. Additionally, he developed a strong bond with wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal during his time with the franchise.