Ireland Cricket Team: Andrew Balbirnie Desires To Play IPL: Every player wants to play in the world’s biggest T20 cricket league, IPL. There are also some special reasons for playing in this league. In this, along with a lot of money, players get the chance to share the dressing room with and play against the best players worldwide.
Ireland’s captain Andrew Balbirnie also expressed his desire to play in this league and revealed that many players from his country want to play in the IPL. He termed IPL as the best league of T20.
Ireland has to host the Indian team at their home. Team India has to play two T20 matches against Ireland on 26 and 28 June. The Indian team has reached Ireland for the tour.
Ireland Cricket Team: Andrew Balbirnie Desires To Play IPL!
The Ireland captain said playing in T20 leagues like the IPL helps players develop their skills faster. Talking to the Times of India, he said,
We have a lot of players who are good in the T20 format. We all know how competitive it is to be in the IPL. This is a huge ambition for many of us. This is the pinnacle of T20 cricket. You see how fast some players develop when they reach the league.
We have many players who play in different leagues but not in IPL. He gets a lot of experience and learning when he returns to the Irish team. There will be pressure on the Indian players, too – Andrew Balbirnie.
Regarding the T20 series, Andrew Balbirnie said this is a big opportunity for him. At the same time, he also said that the Indian players would be under pressure during the series as many of them are trying to make their place in the team. They said,
They (India) have many experienced players in the T20 format. They have a team in England for a Test match and then a team coming to Ireland to play T20s against us. They are all looking to impress. Many such players in this Indian T20 team are looking for a place in the team with full force. So there will be pressure on them too.