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Harry Brook to attempt hand at baseball as he joins St Louis Cardinals for MLB spring coaching

Harry Brook has made a shocking begin to his profession as a Take a look at cricketer however this weekend he’ll swap Bazball for baseball as he tries his hand at a special type of hitting.

Brook, who has made 809 runs and 4 a whole bunch in his first 4 Exams, arrived in the US on Wednesday following England’s one-run defeat to New Zealand within the second Take a look at in Wellington, and can be a part of the St Louis Cardinals at spring coaching in Florida.

His code-switch won’t final lengthy. Brook’s involvement with the Cardinals has come about by way of a industrial cope with Main League Baseball (MLB), which can see Brook and England quick bowler Issy Wong develop into MLB ambassadors in Europe.

“I am actually excited for this partnership and may’t wait to attempt my hand at hitting some residence runs,” Brook stated in an MLB press launch. “I am intrigued to see how totally different it’s to cricket and what similarities there are too – will a house run really feel nearly as good as hitting a six?

“I am additionally excited to be taught from how different skilled sportspeople go about their recreation and see if there are any transferable expertise between batting in baseball and cricket. It should be superb to see baseball first hand within the US and assist unfold the phrase again within the UK and hopefully assist construct baseball’s fan base right here.”

Brook will movie some promotional content material with the Cardinals whereas within the US earlier than returning residence on Sunday. It’s understood that the deal can even see Brook play within the IPL and the Ashes with an MLB brand affixed to the again of his bat, whereas Wong will do the identical within the upcoming WPL and the English summer season.

Brook was initially resulting from play for Lahore Qalandars within the PSL in March and was thought-about for choice for England’s white-ball tour to Bangladesh. However he has as a substitute opted to relaxation forward of the IPL after a busy winter, and can spend round three weeks at residence after his journey to the US, earlier than travelling to India to fulfil his profitable contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad.



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