Billings: I’m sure I’ll come back a better player


England wicketkeeper Sam Billings hopes he will be better player after playing in the World T20 and competing in the Indian Premier League for the first time.

The 24-year-old Kent gloveman is currently with his national side in India preparing for the global event while he was snapped up by the Delhi Daredevils for the IPL which follows the World T20.

The right-handed batsman has already played in the Pakistan Super League in the UAE and was recently in South Africa with England and is hoping that all the experiences helps him as a player and a person.

Billings said: "I'm sure I'll come back a better player. As soon as you put yourself into an elite environment and have the right attitude towards it, I think it's impossible not to improve as a cricketer and as a bloke as well.

"As a life experience I saw the opportunity as one that I can tell the grandkids. I might not get the opportunity to play in the IPL in a couple of years' time.

"Hopefully I'll come back a better cricketer and a better bloke too."

England start their World T20 campaign against West Indies in Mumbai on 15 March.