Jonny Bairstow says he believes England can only reap the benefits as more of their players get a taste of the high standards of the Indian Premier League.
Having already been retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bairstow was an interested observer during the tournament's latest auction on Thursday.
He watched on from the England Test camp in Ahmedabad as rival franchises splashed out big money on the likes of the Australian pair Jhye Richardson and Glenn Maxwell, South African Chris Morris and New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali also landed a handsome deal with Chennai Super Kings, while Dawid Malan and Tom Curran also joined the ranks with Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals respectively.
In years gone by, the IPL presented a major bone of contention for players like Kevin Pietersen and the England and Wales Cricket Board, but the tournament is now an accepted part of the landscape.
Not only have England chosen to rest players from international duty this winter while allowing them to take up their IPL commitments, it has also been reported that anyone still involved in the tournament's playoffs will be excused from the summer's first Test against New Zealand.
That could mean any of Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran or Moeen finding themselves 5,000 miles away while Joe Root leads his side out at Lord's against the world's No.1 side.
Bairstow sidestepped the issue directly, with the IPL's final dates yet to be announced, but was clear about the wider value of the competition to English cricket.
"I think for guys who are white-ball contracted... you can't say 'don't go' because that's kind of the contract they've got in England.
"If the guys are going to IPL and improving their skills, that doesn't mean it's just T20 skills. It's improving their skills for ODI cricket and for Test cricket as well.
"It covers all three formats. Playing alongside some of the best players in the world, not to mention in conditions similar to ones we are playing in currently and especially with a T20 World Cup coming up here in India. It covers all three formats.
"I don't believe there are priorities. If you look at our away record I think we've won six out of our last seven Tests and the (strong) performances we've had in ODI and T20 cricket over the last 12-24 months.
"Those results don't come by prioritising one format over another. All three formats for England have been producing results."