IPL 2023: 3 teams that can target Joe Root in the mini-auction

    2. Lucknow Super Giants

    Lucknow Super Giants LSG
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    Lucknow Super Giants tried many players at number three last season before Deepak Hooda finally settled into the crucial batting position. However, with the promotion of Deepak Hooda, their middle order weakened a bit.

    If the Lucknow Super Giants fail to sign someone like Ben Stokes, Joe Root could be a solid and bargain signing for them. The presence of the 31-year-old batter will add a ton of solidity to LSG’s batting as Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni could form the middle order while Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya could act as the explosive finishers.

    Furthermore, the reliable presence of Joe Root will also allow skipper KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock to bat more freely in the powerplay without worrying too much about the batting to come.

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