IPL is the best franchise competition in the world: Harry Brook

Harry Brook has been a revelation in international cricket since making his debut last year.

The 24-year-old has already won a T20 World Cup, has four Test hundreds to his name and the cherry on the cake is an Indian Premier League (IPL) deal. He will play for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who bought him for a whopping Rs 13.25 crore in the auction.

The youngster believes IPL is the best franchise cricket tournament in the world and he can’t wait to play in it.

“It’s the best franchise competition in the world,” he told ESPNCricinfo.

“Everyone wants to play in it. There are a lot of good players there, and hopefully, I get some opportunities to express how I’m playing at the minute – and show the world I’m capable of scoring runs anywhere.”

During his stint with IPL, Brook wants to fulfil his several childhood memories, such as meeting Brian Lara, facing Muthiah Muralidaran and Dale Steyn in the nets. The trio are among the coaching staffs for the Sunrisers.

“Brian Lara is a legend of the game… I used to love watching him when I was younger,” he said.

Recently Brook had broken a 30-year-old record held by Vinod Kambli for most runs in the first nine Test innings (809 to Kambli’s 798), and only Gavaskar (129.66) had a better Test average than him after 9 innings.

“I’m very lucky to have come into this Test side,” Brook said.

“The way we’re trying to play, the positive brand of cricket we’re trying to play to entertain the crowd – it suits my game more than any, really.”

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