|Kevin Pietersen believes his Indian Premier League contract will help him become a more effective performer on the sub-continent.
While most of the England squad are returning home on Sunday for a well-earned rest following a month in the scorching heat of Sri Lanka, Pietersen was on his way to take part in the IPL where he has a contract with the Delhi Daredevils.
Those who fear burnout among cricket's top performers may consider the glitzy tournament a step too far for a player who has already completed two international tours in 2012 and will be back on Test duty against the West Indies in May.
But Pietersen, having clubbed a superb 151 and 42 not out in England's eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second Test, sees it as a chance to stay in form and enhance his technique.
"The great thing about the IPL is we go there and today, tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday...I can just spend hours in the nets," he said.
"You've always got people wanting to bowl to you and wanting to competitively get you out in the nets so I see it as an opportunity to just improve my playing of spin bowling and improving my technique here in the sub-continent.
"I think it's a massive bonus, I'm very lucky."