[caption id="attachment_567668" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-567668 " alt="live cricket score, live score, live score cricket, india vs england live, india vs england live score, ind vs england live cricket score, india vs england 2nd odi match live, india vs england 2nd odi live, cricket live score, cricket score, cricket, live cricket streaming, live cricket video, live cricket, cricket live Cuttack" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Joe-Root.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Joe Root has been reportedly been contacted by several franchises of the Twenty20 (T20) league beginning on April 5 IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>By Shravanth Vijayakumar</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong>Bengaluru:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england" target="_blank">England</a> batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/joe-root" target="_blank">Joe Root</a> will not be available to play in the lucrative <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ipl" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) in 2017 as he is eager to spend time at home with his newborn son, the 26-year-old has said. One of the most sought-after batsmen of his era, Root has been reportedly been contacted by several franchises of the Twenty20 (T20) league beginning on April 5. "It is a shame because there is a really good window in the international calendar to play. But looking at the schedule, especially next winter, I am going to be away for long periods," Root told British media. <p></p> <p></p>"This will be a great opportunity to spend time at home and watch [son] Alfred grow up a little bit. A lot of great things would come from the IPL, a lot of great experiences and I am sure it would help to improve my game. "But at the moment being at home is my priority and I want to make sure I do not miss out on that. It is quite tough being away in these early days so it will be nice to catch up." Root made 78 in England's three-wicket loss in Sunday's first one-dayer against India. Cuttack hosts the second and penultimate match of the series on Thursday. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/england-in-india-2016-200414/live-scores/india-vs-england-2nd-odi-match-181710-summary.html" target="_blank"><strong>FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs England, 2nd ODI at Cuttack</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, England s Joe Root has said he is ready to take on the mantle of Test skipper should Alastair Cook decide to relinquish the captaincy. Root, part of the England limited-overs squad currently in India, has been widely tipped to take over the Test reins if Cook decides to stand down after five years at the helm, reported <em>AFP</em>.