“Have taken the tough decision that I won’t be taking part in the next IPL,” Billings said in a tweet on Monday. “Looking to focus on longer format cricket at the start of the English summer with @kentcricket.”
Billings scored 169 runs in his eight innings at a strike rate of 122.46 and average of 24.14, and also effected seven dismissals, as Knight Riders finished seventh on the ten-team table with just six wins in 14 games. His best effort with the bat was a 24-ball 36 that came in the final match of the season for his team, against Lucknow Super Giants, where they fell short by two runs chasing 211.
IPL teams have until 5pm IST on Tuesday to announce their list of retentions. The auction ahead of the 2023 season is scheduled for December 23 in Kochi.