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English cricketers Ben Stokes, and Joe Root also withdrew from the IPL

English cricketers Ben Stokes, and Joe Root also withdrew from the IPL. After England’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes, now batsman Joe Root has also withdrawn from the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Earlier, IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings informed on social media that Ben Stokes has opted out of IPL 2024 to manage his fitness and workload.

Ben Stokes had said after the recent World Cup in India that he would undergo knee surgery but later postponed it.

During the KIPL season, Ben Stokes was bought by Chennai Super Kings for the most expensive bid of INR 162.5 million, but he could only play two matches due to a knee injury.

Now IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals has told X that Joe Root will not be seen in action in the 2024 edition of the event.

“Joe Root has decided to withdraw from IPL 2024, the dressing room will miss you,” Royals said on X (formerly Twitter).

Joe Root told the franchisees to withdraw a day before the deadline ahead of the December 19 auction.

Rajasthan Royals bought Joe Root in 2023 for INR 1 crore (about US$121,000 at the time).

Ben Stokes withdraws from IPL 2024

England cricket team’s star all-rounder Ben Stokes has withdrawn from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

England Test captain Ben Stokes, who represents IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, will not take part in the next edition of the Indian Premier League in 2024.

Chennai Super Kings released a statement on social media that Ben Stokes has withdrawn from IPL 2024 to manage his fitness and workload.

Ben Stokes had said after the recent World Cup in India that he would undergo knee surgery but later postponed it.

It should be noted that during the 2023 IPL season, Ben Stokes was bought by Chennai Super Kings for the most expensive INR 162.5 million, but he could only play two matches due to a knee injury.

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