England Wicketkeeper Sam Billings To Skip IPL 2023 To Focus On "Longer Format Cricket"
England wicketkeeper-batter Sam Billings on Monday announced that he would be skipping Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 to focus on longer format cricket at the start of English summer with county Kent. Earlier this year, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the mega auction and he went on to play eight matches for the franchise, scoring 169 runs at an average of 24.14 with his highest score being 36. In another tweet, he said: "Thank you so much for the opportunity @kkriders! An amazing franchise with some brilliant people. In the IPL, the right-handed batter has represented Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Billings has off late started getting chances in England's Test lineup under the leadership of Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum. Source - NDTV #t20#worldcup#sports