Lara also played in Zimbabwe's twenty-20 competition this year as a return to the international cricket and is all keen to play in IPL if he is picked by some team management. With supreme court's stay on BCCI's decision to remove two teams from the season 4 picture is still not very clear about how many teams are going to participate in IPL 4. That is why it is also unsure whether any team is going to pickup Lara for the twenty-20 format tournament or not.
Lara looked still fit and fine at 41 and is ready to play in the tournament if he gets a chance. In an interview with cricinfo website he told that although West Indies team is not doing well currently in both ODI and Test format hopes are high as they still have the world's best talent with them.
Since his retirement from the international cricket Lara has not played much cricket and that is why may be he chose to play in Zimbabwe twenty-20 league to prepare and get ready for the IPL 4. He thinks he is in perfect condition to play in this 2 month long tournament.