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Joe Root lines up for first IPL auction

NEW DELHI: England Test skipper and star batsman Joe Root is among 282 foreign players looking to play in this year’s big-paying Indian Premier League, the cricket board announced Saturday. The player auction for the 11th IPL Twenty20 tournament is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. Some 1,122 players will be on the auction block for the eight teams to bid for. Read More: Kohli earns record $2.7m salary for 2018 IPL campaign “The list that has been sent out to…