Flintoff to spy on Indian players during IPL

Published: Monday, April 6, 2009, 11:29 [IST]
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Flintoff to spy for England in IPL

London: England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff hopes to make Indian Premier League as the opportunity to spy on his opposition, including Indian players, which will come handy during his team's ICC World Twenty20 campaign in June.

"The Twenty20 World Cup is going to be huge and international Twenty20 cricket is going to become bigger and bigger," Flintoff said.

"While I'm out there I'll be watching the likes of Dhoni, who has played a lot of it, and Hayden who had a good IPL last year. I will be speaking to a few of the Indian guys and see if I can pick their brains," he added.

Flintoff, who was bought by the Chennai Super Kings at USD 1.5 million and will feature in the Twenty20 tournament starting on April 18, said the IPL stint will help him to stay at the peak of his game.

“I know I"m only bowling four overs a game, but it will give me a chance to work on my game in between games going into a Test series and I will be working with top facilities out in South Africa."

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