In a recent development, England’s formidable opener Zak Crawley has dropped a hint about his potential participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction. While Crawley has not definitively committed to the venture, his remarks underscore a realistic yet optimistic outlook towards the possibility.
The right-handed batsman, renowned for his prowess in the longest format of the game, has expressed a willingness to explore the IPL avenue if circumstances align.
Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, the 25-year-old praised IPL. He said, “It is the world’s largest franchise competition. It’s the one place where you can see all of the best competing against each other. It’s fantastic cricket, and the opportunity to test oneself.”
“We’ll see what happens. If I score and it appears that I have a chance, I may participate. I’m a realist, so if I don’t think I have a chance, I won’t. I’d love to go if I’m good enough one day and someone wants me” he explained.
Crawley’s ambition to participate in the IPL is further fueled by his impressive record in the limited-overs format. Although he has been predominantly associated with Test cricket, he boasts commendable numbers in T20 cricket. With 1469 runs in 56 matches at a striking rate of 140.97, including a century, Crawley’s adaptability across formats strengthens his case for a potential IPL stint.