[caption id="attachment_690424" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-690424" alt="Joe Root Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/GettyImages-908146020.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Joe Root Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/joe-root" target="_blank">Joe Root</a> was rested for the Trans-Tasman T20 series, featuring New Zealand and Australia, with a hope that he would secure an IPL contract. To his disappointment, Root went unsold in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl-2018" target="_blank">2018 IPL</a> auctions. Considering <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england" target="_blank">England</a> have a hectic schedule in the coming months, coach Trevor Bayliss had decided to give Root break during the tri-series. Now, the plan has backfired. Root would be receiving enough rest ahead of the India Test series. <p></p> <p></p>Root has expressed disappointment at being unsold during the auction. He wanted the IPL contract to prepare himself for the World T20 tournament. Root was the catalyst in England s World T20 campaign in 2016. He scored 249 runs at a strike rate of over 146. Only Virat Kohli and Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal scored more. Since, Root has played only 5 T20Is. <p></p> <p></p>In a chat with <em>C</em><i>ricbuzz</i>, Root let out his emotions: <p></p> <p></p><b>On missing out IPL contract:</b> I was disappointed. The reason I wanted to go out there was to play more Twenty20 cricket; it wasn't to go and earn as much money as possible. For me, I wasn't going to fit into any one of those [IPL] teams. There's not really much you can do. It was disappointing but it's also very understandable. Sides have a clear idea of what they want their makeup of their team to look like and they build around that. <p></p> <p></p> It's completely out of my control. The amount of Twenty20 cricket I'm available to play at the moment is minimal and there's a World T20 in a couple of years' time. I thought it [the IPL] would be a great opportunity to get some good experience in a fantastic tournament, he added.