IPL bound Luke Wright looks to cement place in England T20 squad

Luke Wright revealed it was Pune Warriors skipper Sourav Ganguly, who asked for his inclusion in the squad Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Mar 9, 2012

English batsman Luke Wright, who penned a two-year contract with Indian Premier League side Pune Warriors on Thursday, is targeting a place in England’s World Twenty20 squad.

“This is a great chance to try and force my way back into England’s Twenty20 plans after getting injured at the back end of last summer,” Wright was quoted saying by the Sun.

“I played in the Big Bash and got the fastest ever hundred in that competition that and this spell in the IPL can only help my chances.”

One man he’d do well to keep in with is Stuart Broad, who captains England in the shortest form of the game.

“When Broady got the captaincy we talked about it we will stay friends and cricket will not get in the way of that if I don’t get picked.

“But if I do well in the IPL, rest assured I’ll keep badgering him.”

The Sussex all-rounder revealed it was Sourav Ganguly, who asked for his inclusion in the squad.

“I missed out in the IPL auction in February but got a call from Ganguly this week saying he wanted me.

“When a guy like that asks you to play for him, it’s hard to turn it down.

“First and foremost you have to want to do it for cricketing reasons, but with a young family, you can’t ignore the financial benefits.”