"It's the best franchise competition in the world" – Harry Brook excited to play in IPL – Sportskeeda

England middle-order batter Harry Brook hopes to showcase his aggressive style of play in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-handed batter termed the IPL as the best franchise competition in the world, as the best cricketers wish to play in it.
Brook was one of the highest-paid players in the 2023 IPL auction, fetching ₹13.25 crores from SunRisers Hyderabad, making him the third-most expensive English player in IPL auction history behind Sam Curran and Ben Stokes.
The 24-year-old’s T20 strike rate is a healthy 148.68 in 99 games and has a century and nine fifties to his name.
Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Brook said:
The 24-year-old revealed that Kevin Pietersen was his role model growing up and feels his gameplay is quite similar to the former England captain’s. He explained:
Brook has taken significant strides quite rapidly to become England’s next big thing.
The right-handed batter scored centuries in all three Tests during the Pakistan tour and boasts an average of 80.90 in the format. His best of 186 came against New Zealand in Wellington.
Brook further underlined that England’s aggressive brand of Test cricket suits his own style and credited skipper Ben Stokes for leading the philosophy. He added:
Under Stokes‘ captaincy, England have won 11 of their last 12 Tests and registered their highest successful run-chase in the format.
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