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After opting out of IPL 2024, Harry Brook slams 69-ball 100 in County cricket for Yorkshire

After opting out of IPL 2024, Harry Brook slams 69-ball 100 in County cricket for Yorkshire

Brook had withdrawn from the IPL 2024 following the passing away of his grandmother. He was bought for Rs 4 crore by Delhi Capitals in the mini auction held in Dubai.

England batter Harry Brook on Tuesday scored an an incredible century for Yorkshire in the Second Division County Championship. Brook, who skipped the IPL 2024 season, smashed his way to a 69-ball 100 against Leicestershire at Headingley.

Brook on fire

His knock put Yorkshire up to 246 for 6, but rain had other ideas and forced the game to be canceled, leaving a draw. The England star batter decided not to play in the 2024 Indian Premier League after his grandmother passed away.

On April 8, just before torrential rain, Brook hit a century off just 69 balls to put his team in a respectable position. Smacking 14 boundaries and two sixes against Leicestershire, he amassed an undefeated hundred off 69 balls. Yorkshire were able to declare at 246 for 6 in their first innings thanks to the centuries from him and opening batsman Adam Lyth. The game was eventually canceled due to rain after Leicestershire scored 26 goals without losing.

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Delhi Capitals missing Brook’s explosiveness

This was Brook’s first time playing cricket since December 2023, when England were touring the West Indies. Citing his grandmother’s health issues, he withdrew from their Test series against India and eventually missed the Indian Premier League after his grandmother passed away.

In the IPL 2023, he had scored 190 runs in 11 innings, leading to the franchise releasing him before the auction. In the IPL 2024 mini-auction held in Dubai last year, Delhi roped in Brook for Rs 4 crore. However, the batter pulled out of IPL shortly before the tournament.

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