even though England speed player Mark Wood participated in the upcoming 2022 IPL Auction, he admits there are factors to consider before deciding to play in the cash-rich tournament. The right-hand commentator expressed concern about being in a biobubble and spending time away from family.
Although the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has indicated that it plans to disallow players from participating in the IPL, a number of English stars are likely to participate. The 2022 IPL auction is supposed to be held on 12 and 13 February in Bengaluru, with more than 100 cricketers participating.
Wood revealed that he entered the auction and feels it will help him better prepare for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. However, the 32-year-old is quick to add that the challenges of the biobubble and his family background need to be assessed first.
Wood declares, as quote According to the Daily Mirror:
“I’m entering the auction at this minute. But it’s important to have that time at home and think. At this minute, I’m going to be in it. If I’m heading towards the World Cup and I can learn get something in IPL, if I can put myself in pressure situations and try to get better at the end of the year, that would be fine.It’s just a time away from home, a bubble… I’m done It’s been quite difficult to become Australia without a son, especially around Christmas. So I’ll have to see what the family situation is like.”
The British tennis player was part of the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018, but played only one match. Wood played unsuccessfully, conceding 49 times in 4 rounds.
“England has always been my number one” – Mark Wood
Wood claims that although the IPL offers deals, his priority remains to play for England in all three leagues.
The right winger reiterated England’s exit from the T20 World Cup from the semi-finals in 2021 and wants to help his nation go all the way in this year’s upcoming tournament.
“No disrespect to the IPL teams but England has always been my No. 1 because when I grow up that’s who I want to play for. I want to play in all three formats and that’s what I think of. There is one I. has our eyes on the World Cup at the end of the year. This winter we were eliminated in the semi-finals by a lot of elimination and it feels like a one-day group that is time to do their best to leave behind the legacy. .”
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England captain Joe Root is also considering throwing his hat in the ring for the IPL auction. However, right-handed players have also prioritized Test cricket.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-mark-wood-expressed-concerns-ipl-participation-given-bio-bubbles-family-situation?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Mark Wood has expressed concern about his IPL involvement, due to the biological bubble and family circumstances.