The young opener of England Zak Crawley is reportedly considering participating in the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League player auction. Crawley is inclined to enter the auction with the aim of securing a spot in England’s white-ball squads.
After an impressive performance in the recently concluded Ashes 2023, Zak Crawley is considering a comeback to the Big Bash League during the upcoming winter season. Crawley emerged as a standout performer and gathered the highest run tally for the England cricket team during the series. With a total of 480 runs in five matches, including two half-centuries and a century, he maintained an impressive average of 53.33.
Crawley expressed his aspirations to be part of the upcoming tour of the West Indies scheduled for December. This opportunity arises as England plans to rest several key players after the ODI World Cup. He revealed his plan to enter the IPL auction as a means to further bolster his chances of selection.
“It’s the biggest franchise tournament (IPL) in the world. It’s the only place to see all the best playing against each other. It’s great cricket and to be able to test yourself in that tournament would be awesome. We’ll see how I go. If I score some runs and it looks like I’ve half a chance then, then potentially I will [put my name forward]. I’m a realistic guy though, so if I feel like there’s no chance then I won’t… If I was good enough one day to play in the IPL and someone wanted me, then I’d absolutely love to go,” Crawley told ESPNcricinfo.
He further added,”I’d love to go on that tour (of the West Indies). We’ll have to see how selection goes but the Caribbean is an awesome place to play – and I haven’t had the chance to go on a white ball tour for England yet, so any opportunity I get would be awesome.”