New Delhi. New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee believes that the advent of lucrative T20 leagues across the world, including the IPL, has changed the landscape of cricket. Now more players can leave the national contract. Three New Zealand players Trent Boult, Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham have so far given up their central contracts to play in different leagues. Tim Southee also plays in IPL. Saudi has taken more than 120 wickets in T20 International.
Saudi said before the third ODI against India, “The scenario of cricket has changed in the last few months. I have a contract with New Zealand Cricket and I will play IPL. Let’s see what happens next but a lot has changed compared to two-three years ago. Saudi will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2023 IPL season. He said, “I don’t think too far ahead. I have to play a lot of cricket in the coming months but all the players have to think in this changing environment.
By taking three wickets in the first ODI against India, Saudi became the first bowler in the world to take 300 Test, 200 ODI and 100 T20 wickets.
He said, “This is special because no one has done this before. You will be proud when you look back at the end of your career. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and hope to play for many more years and take more wickets. He said that he wants to continue playing in all three formats.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 29, 2022, 13:50 IST