IPL 6 auction: Michael Clarke likely to attract most attention

Michael Clarke

Delhi Daredevils, who have a team loaded with quality pacers might look at roping in Ajantha Mendis, who is available at a base price of USD 50,000.

Chennai Super Kings is one team, which has a settled look, barring a new ball bowler. Among the crop of bowlers available, West Indies' Ravi Rampaul can prove to be a handy customer at a base price of USD 50,000 as no one has any idea about Jerome Taylor's current form.

India and CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's close friend Rudra Pratap Singh, who has been released by Mumbai Indians, is available at a base price of USD 100,000.

Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals are two teams who would be going into the auction with highest purses (around USD 6 million) and would have the luxury of bidding for some of the players of their choice.

Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders also has a tea, that looked settled and may not be very active at the auction which is expected to be a low-key affair.

"We are not going into the auction aiming at a particular player but we will definitely track the proceedings. Let's see how it pans out and may be if we find a player interesting enough to put our money on, we might go for it," a senior support staff of the franchise said.

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