IPL auction 5: Top 10 prospects

Updated On Feb 03, 2012 09:52 PM IST
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The fifth edition of the the IPL, the world's richest cricket tournament, will see as many as 144 players go under the hammer but the franchises will vie for those who can strengthen their line-ups more than anything else. Catch the players who make up the top ten in their shopping lists. AFP Photo
Updated on Feb 03, 2012 09:52 PM IST

The fifth edition of the the IPL, the world's richest cricket tournament, will see as many as 144 players go under the hammer but the franchises will vie for those who can strengthen their line-ups more than anything else. Catch the players who make up the top ten in their shopping lists. AFP Photo

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Ravindra Jadeja: Despite a low base base price of $100,000, Ravindra Jadeja has been tipped to be the hottest property at this year's auction for his all round abilities. AFP Photo
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Ravindra Jadeja: Despite a low base base price of $100,000, Ravindra Jadeja has been tipped to be the hottest property at this year's auction for his all round abilities. AFP Photo

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Brendon McCullum: A batting average of 33.06, strike-rate of 137.97 and four centuries, Brendon McCullum may prove a good investment for the franchise. AFP Photo
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Brendon McCullum: A batting average of 33.06, strike-rate of 137.97 and four centuries, Brendon McCullum may prove a good investment for the franchise. AFP Photo

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Mahela Jayawardene: It is being speculated, at least three teams will bid for this specialist batsman and Sri Lanka's captain. AFP Photo
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Mahela Jayawardene: It is being speculated, at least three teams will bid for this specialist batsman and Sri Lanka's captain. AFP Photo

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Parthiv Patel: With a strike rate of 108.66 in Twenty20 format, Parthiv Patel is a good catch for opening batsman slot. AFP Photo
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Parthiv Patel: With a strike rate of 108.66 in Twenty20 format, Parthiv Patel is a good catch for opening batsman slot. AFP Photo

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Muttiah Muralitharan: With a reserve price of $200,000 Muttiah Muralitharan could be targeted by the franchises for his unreal ability to spin the ball. AFP Photo
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Muttiah Muralitharan: With a reserve price of $200,000 Muttiah Muralitharan could be targeted by the franchises for his unreal ability to spin the ball. AFP Photo

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RP Singh: The highest wicket-taker in IPL season 2, RP can expect to find some franchises ready to put their money on him. AFP Photo
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RP Singh: The highest wicket-taker in IPL season 2, RP can expect to find some franchises ready to put their money on him. AFP Photo

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Vinay Kumar: The Karnataka pacer is the only Indian bowler on the auction list. AFP Photo
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Vinay Kumar: The Karnataka pacer is the only Indian bowler on the auction list. AFP Photo

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Kevin O'Brien: Swashbuckling batsman, handy medium pacer and a good fielder, this 27-year old from Ireland is likely to be on the list of every franchise. AFP Photo
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Kevin O'Brien: Swashbuckling batsman, handy medium pacer and a good fielder, this 27-year old from Ireland is likely to be on the list of every franchise. AFP Photo

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Tamim Iqbal: The only Bangladeshi cricketer in the auction and an explosive batsman is an important prospect with a reserve price of $50,000. AFP Photo
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Tamim Iqbal: The only Bangladeshi cricketer in the auction and an explosive batsman is an important prospect with a reserve price of $50,000. AFP Photo

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Vernon Philander: This South African medium-pacer is expected to attract bids from atleast four franchises. AFP Photo
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Vernon Philander: This South African medium-pacer is expected to attract bids from atleast four franchises. AFP Photo

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