IPL 5 Auctions: Top 10 to watch out for
Auctions for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League has names that will set teams in a bidding scurry. We take a look at some of them.
<b>Ravindra Jadeja:</b> A cracker on the field and a reliable option on the pitch. This former Kochi Tuskers' cricketer can do it all and with age on his side, teams are expected to pay big bucks for his services.<br><br>Reserve price: 100,000 US dollars.
<b>Brendon McCullum:</b> Another explosive player from the erstwhile Kochi camp. This Kiwi is the original gun-slinger of IPL. His innings in the opening match of the inaugural edition of IPL just does not fade memory. Teams will eye his potential as much as his vast experience.<br><br>Reserve price: 400,000 US dollars.
<b>Mahela Jayawardene:</b> Is not naturally aggressive but this Sri Lankan player can anchor himself to seal collapses. His rate of scoring in the shortest format is not awe-inspiring but is not lazy and boring either. Has already played in 49 IPL matches.<br><br>Reserve price: 300,000 US dollars.
<b>Azhar Mehmood:</b> Surprise Surprise!!! This former Pakistan all-rounder has made it to the list as an England player. The 36-year-old was known more for his deadly bowling than batting but can be a vital ball-whacker if situation demands it of him. Played 143 ODIs and can be a fresh addition for the team that bids for him. <br><br>Reserve price: 100,000 US dollars.
<b>RP Singh:</b> His claim to IPL fame was being the highest wicket-taker in the 2009 season for Deccan Chargers. There is no reason why an encore cannot be staged and teams would be aware of the same. RP may have been out of the national side but his potential makes him a hot candidate <br><br>Reserve price: 200,000 US dollars.
<b>Graeme Swann:</b> A deadly spinner, India got a taste of his potential when the national team toured England last year. There is a genuine effort on Swann's part to keep improving which will auger well for his IPL team. Of course, being rated one of the best spinners will also help his cause. <br><br>Reserve price: 400,000 US dollars.
<b>James Anderson:</b> Spin to Swann as pace to Anderson, they say. Has spearheaded the English pace battery for long and teams will look to have him in their dressing room for his skill, pace and demeanor on the pitch <br><br>Reserve price: 300,000 US dollars.
<b>Jade Dernbach:</b> It is not all experience from the Britons though. Dernbach smashed India to smithereens without having any experience last year and teams had already, perhaps, begun eying this 25-year-old. He is tailor-made for the T20 format.<br><br>Reserve price: 100,000 US dollars.
<b>Kevin O'Brien:</b> Another all-rounder, this time from Ireland. In the 2011 World Cup, this 27-year-old had a lot to say through his bowling as well as his batting. Has a natural style to attack the opposition which works brilliantly well in this format.<br><br>Reserve price: 50,000 US dollars.
<b>Vinay Kumar:</b> With the cap on foreign player allowed in the playing XI, Vinay Kumar will fancy his chances of being fought over. Has been playing in Australia and will be warmed up for the IPL. Is a steal for the asking price. <br><br>Reserve price: 100,000 US dollars.