England ODI Cricket Team captain Eoin Morgan is having keen interest to return in Indian Premier League as he has declared that he’ll be available for upcoming IPL auction 2015. He had already represented Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in previous editions.
Morgan said, “Yeah, I can confirm that I will be in the IPL auction this year and hopefully I will be picked up.”
Last year Morgan missed last IPL edition in 2014 as he wanted to focus on test cricket. But now he feels that he is not able to test cricket more and looking forward to make himself in world’s one of the most prestigious twenty20 league.
Eoin Morgan said, “I think they’ve (the Test ambitions) been scaled down a bit probably since the start of our summer. I gave myself the opportunity last year in missing the IPL as there was a potential carrot at the end of the road.”
“I think there were three positions available at the start of our summer, and I didn’t manage to get any of them. So, since then it has been scaled down a bit. The ambition still is to play Test cricket, absolutely, but given where I’m at the moment, I think the IPL is the best thing for me.”
He believes that playing fastest cricket format will improve his game and it will also help him to lead English cricket team as a leader. He thinks playing international Twenty20 leagues improve the performance and enhance the ideas.
He said, “I think it’s nice to have one ear to the ground, playing Big Bash and potentially the IPL. It’s very useful because cricket is changing so much at the moment that it’s nice to have a few fresh ideas. It is an opportunity not only for me but also for other English cricketers to go and play.”
England captain also believes that other English players should join such kind of leagues to explore themselves more.
Morgan said, “I think they should take it with both hands. It’s a great experience, and like the Big Bash it’s a huge opportunity to put yourself under pressure and bridge that gap between our domestic game at home and the international game.”