Joe Root got a chance to make his IPL debut. (RR Twitter)
Jaipur: The Rajasthan Royals team is hosting Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home on Sunday. In this match, Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson has given a veteran of world cricket a chance to make his IPL debut. This player is Joe Root of England, who is counted among the best batsmen of the present time. Joe Root is playing his first IPL match. Not only Rajasthan but Sunrisers Hyderabad have also given a debut opportunity to a player in this match. This player is Vivrant Sharma.
Joe Root had landed in the auction this year and Rajasthan had joined him. Rajasthan had joined Joe Root by paying an amount of one crore. This was his base price. Joe Root has 10,948 runs in 129 matches in Test cricket.
made to wait for 10 matches
Joe Root is not even a part of England’s T20 team. He played his last T20 match for England against Pakistan in 2019. Root is considered the best Test batsman of the present time. But he is not considered as effective in T20. This is the reason why no other team had bid for Root in the IPL auction. Rajasthan also made him wait for 10 matches to play the first match.
Root has finally got his debut and now it has to be seen what kind of batting he does in T20. Root would like him to bat in such a way that he proves wrong about the perception that he does not play well in T20 and continues to play in the IPL.
Kashmir player got a chance
Apart from this, Sunrisers also gave a chance to Vivant Sharma. Sunrisers have continuously given opportunities to the players of Jammu and Kashmir, be it Abdul Samad, Umran Malik. Vivarant also comes from Kashmir. There was a lot of bidding for this player in the IPL auction. Vivarant’s base price was 20 lakhs but Sunrisers paid 2.6 crores for him.
Although Vivrant has not played much domestic cricket, but in the Vijay Hazare Trophy last year, this batsman showed a brilliant game and scored the most runs for Jammu and Kashmir. In Vijay Hazare Trophy-2022, he scored 395 runs in eight matches. In this tournament, this batsman scored 154 runs in 124 balls against Uttarakhand. With this innings, his team made it to the knockouts for the first time.
career like this
Vivrant has played seven first class matches so far and has scored 264 runs. In List-A, he has scored 519 runs in 14 matches on the basis of three centuries and one half-century. At the same time, this player has scored 191 runs in nine T20 matches played so far and his strike rate in this format has been 128.18.