England’s IPL dozen learning as well as earning on cricket’s glitziest stage| Ali Martin

by theguardian

Cricket

While the Test side and their counties miss them, the players are making the most of their Indian Premier League experience

“I don’t think it will ever be straightforward. It’s down to you as a player to be very honest with yourself and if you want to be a part of it, accept the fact that some people won’t have the same opinion. Everyone is different but that is why the world is so good and why life is so interesting.”

The “it” in question, if you haven’t guessed already, is the Indian Premier League and the words are spoken by a philosophical Jos Buttler during a catch-up in Bangalore over the weekend. England’s one-day wicketkeeper speaks of retaining ambition for a Test match return but at the start of the county season, there is only one place he truly wants to be.

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