Phil Salt's Barbados Journey: From Spectator to England Star

England opener Phil Salt reflects on his journey from a young spectator in Barbados to playing for England in the T20 World Cup. After living on the island for five years, Salt moved back to England and rose through the cricketing ranks. Now he aims to be a match-winner for his team.

PTI | Bridgetown | Updated: 04-06-2024 16:25 IST | Created: 04-06-2024 16:25 IST
Phil Salt's Barbados Journey: From Spectator to England Star
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Phil Salt, the England opener, returned to familiar grounds for the T20 World Cup, having lived in Barbados for five years. As a young enthusiast, Salt watched England clinch the 2010 T20 title from the stands. His cricketing journey took him back to England, where he became eligible to play for the West Indies.

'Everything about the place suits me,' Salt told the ICC World Cup website. He is now part of England's defending champion squad, set to face Scotland. Salt debuted in T20 Internationals in January 2022, after playing ODIs for six months.

'Watching England win in 2010, I dreamed of being there, never imagining it would happen. Now, wearing the England shirt and aiming to achieve something remarkable is incredible,' Salt shared. The 27-year-old idolized players like Craig Kieswetter and Chris Gayle. His current goal: to win more matches for England. 'We're here to win,' he asserted.

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