IPL 2020: 5 cricketers who could replace David Miller in Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2020: 5 cricketers who could replace David Miller in Kings XI Punjab

David Miller's presence in the side has been important, but not so productive these days.

2. Joe Root

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Joe Root. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

One of the finest batsmen in the world currently, Joe Root found no buyers in the last two auctions, which perhaps was very surprising. But a lot of teams already had classy middle-order batsmen and adding Joe Root to the mix could’ve created a problem of plenty for them. But this time, the chances of him not getting picked up are very less.

Joe Root can bat at number 3 or number 4 for Punjab and provide great solidity in their middle order. He can play around some aggressive strikers and support them ably to pile up big scores. He cannot be as aggressive as Miller can get, but he can equally or if not more productive than the South African.

Joe Root’s form against the white ball has been pretty impressive as well. Will the English Test captain find a place for himself in cricket’s most competitive T20 league is a huge question, but he’s done enough in the past to offer him a shot at the dice this time.