Melbourne: Australian pace spearhead Pat Cummins believes the IPL will be a great way to resume cricket after the coronavirus-forced hiatus and the high-octane tournament will also help in preparing for the T20 World Cup in 2020.
Cummins was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 15.5 crores, making him the most expensive foreign player in the IPL.
The 27-year-old said he has been in touch with his owners and is optimistic of playing the tournament.
"Whenever I speak to the owners of the team and the staff there, they're still really confident that it can be played at some stage," Cummins told.
"I was really looking forward to playing it for many obvious reasons, hopefully it goes ahead."
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed over 3 lakh lives globally, forced the shutdown of sports, including cricket, across the world.
"It (IPL) could be a great way to get back into playing cricket (after the COVID-19 stoppage). It's T20, not as cumbersome on your body.
"We've got a big World Cup that is going to be played at some stage, so playing as much high-quality T20 cricket as we can is great."
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