English cricketer Sam Billings and Kent resorts to CSK’s methods in IPL
Sam Billings played for CSK in the IPL.
Updated - Jun 15, 2018 7:34 pm
Sam Billings isn’t a part of the England squad for their ODI and T20I series versus Australia which started a couple of days ago in London. He is representing Kent in the Royal London Cup. The team finished third in the South Group where they managed to win 5 out of their 8 matches. Kent will play Worcestershire in the semi-final at Worcester on Sunday.
They played last versus Northamptonshire in Nottingham and won by a comprehensive margin of 9 wickets. Billings hasn’t had the most auspicious of tournaments. He has played five matches in which he has managed 10 runs at an abysmal average of 3.33. He has completely been out of sorts and has never been able to get the measure of his opponent’s bowling lineup.
Kent follows CSK
He will be trying to make a comeback and help his team in the crunch matches. Meanwhile, the franchise has decided to book a public transport from Kent to Worcester for the semi-final. A similar tactic was used by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for whom Billings plied his trade in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The home matches of the team were moved away from the Chepauk to the MCA Stadium in Pune owing to the Cauvery Water Dispute (CWD). The move didn’t fizzle out the spirits of the supporters. An entire train by the name of WhistlePodu Express was booked in order for the fans to see the Yellow Army wield their magic on the cricket pitch.
Following Kent’s tactic which is similar to that of the popular IPL franchise, Billings took to Twitter and urged the fans to fill the stands at the venue and support the team. He wrote- “Taken a leaf out of @ChennaiIPL ‘s book be great to see as many fans as possible up there on Sunday!”
Here is Billings’ post
— Sam Billings (@sambillings) June 15, 2018