England opener Jack Crawley has not ruled out registering for the Indian Premier League auction ahead of the 2024 edition. However, the right-handed batsman has insisted on remaining realistic and said that he will do so only when given the opportunity. Crawley has been a Test specialist for England since his international debut and has played only three ODIs without any T20 caps. However, he has maintained a strike rate of 114 in 50 over internationals with one fifty.
Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, the 25-year-old described IPL as the biggest franchise event which gives players an opportunity to test themselves against the best. Crawley said he would be happy if he managed to bag an IPL Contract.
“It’s the biggest franchise tournament 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,”
The 25-year-old also has impressive numbers in T20s, scoring 1469 runs in 56 matches with one century at an average of 140.97. Crowley is currently playing his trade for the London Spirit in the third season of The Hundred.
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Jack Crawley Keen To Play In The Upcoming West Indies Tour
With the English team set to tour the Caribbean early next year for three ODIs and many T20s, Jack Crawley intends to play in the series.
“I’d love to go on that tour. 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. If they want me for that tour, I’d absolutely love to go. There’s obviously a few guys ahead of me at the moment. But if I score some runs then hopefully my name starts getting thrown into the hat.”
England are the defending champions ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup.