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IPL 2019: 3 reasons why Delhi Daredevils could buy Joe root

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22 Nov 2018, 20:49 IST

#2 His batting ability

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Delhi's top 4 consist of Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan who are known for their hard-hitting abilities. They tend to go for the big shots early in the innings. So signing a player like Joe Root provides flexibility and stability to the DD batting line-up. Joe Root can play as an anchor and also can play anywhere in the top 5 batting position as a floater.

His ability in the T20 format has been underestimated, but he has proved his worth by contributing in crucial times in likes of T20 WC finals vs. Windies. He averages 35.77 and scores runs at the rate of 128.59 in international T20s. Root can use IPL as a platform to prove himself as the T20 format and resurrect his international T20 career where he is not a regular starter for England team.

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