Former Australian cricketer and legendary coach Tom Moody has said that the performance of players in the Indian Premier League is very important since the T20 World Cup.
Big names from around the world come out and play in the IPL, allowing them to get a platform to express themselves on the world stage. The IPL has prepared and brought many stars to the world of cricket. During the league’s celebration period, hardly any international series are played.
Tom Moody, former head coach of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad, feels that the cash-rich league, along with all other cricket leagues in the world, is important for any player to perform because all the local teams will watch their performances. . in these before picking up the T20 World Cup squad.
Moody added that if you score runs, take wickets and are consistent in all aspects, it gives the player an extra advantage to be selected for the world events.
Tom Moody explains importance of IPL for selection in T20 World Cup squad
Tom Moody said during a virtual interaction with ILT20 franchise Desert Vipers, as quoted by PTI: “The IPL (to be played between March and May), along with any other T20 tournament, like the ILT20, is important for any player to perform. . because every local team is looking at the performance of all their players in these tournaments because of the high quality cricket in these (leagues).
“If you score runs, take wickets and show consistency, that just puts you in a good position as an individual when it comes to those tough final decisions at the selection table. “It allows you to continue with that kind of confidence and get to a big World Cup (T20).”
The 2024 T20 World Cup will begin in June in the West Indies and the United States. The tournament will begin right after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2024. Many big names like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, David Miller and many more will be part of the cash-rich league. . The Indian Premier League 2024 will begin at the end of March and will conclude at the end of May 2024.
Apart from the Indian Premier League, many other T20 leagues are held around the world in which many players participate and perform. However, due to the excessive participation of international players in T20 leagues, they miss out on international commitments for the country.
Indian Premier League performance will also be a criterion for the Indian cricket team selectors to pick players for the T20 World Cup 2024. India played their last T20I series before the tournament against Afghanistan in January 2024 and are currently playing against England in a five-match Test series. The players will directly play the IPL after the IND vs ENG test series.
The Indian cricket team has not won a T20 World Cup title since winning the inaugural edition in 2007 and will be hoping to end the drought in the next edition of the tournament.