IPL 2013: Clarke, Ponting set to highlight a low-key auction

According to IPL sources, Mumbai Indians are likely to engage in a bidding war with Pune Warriors for current Aussie skipper Michael Clarke.

updated: February 03, 2013 10:04 IST
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Chennai: Australian captain Michael Clarke and former skipper Ricky Ponting are likely to attract most attention when the nine franchises sit for the players' auction of the Indian Premier League 6 in Chennai on Sunday.

While 108 players will go under the hammer during the auction, which will be only for the next edition, Clarke and Ponting, who are in the highest base price bracket of USD 400,000 (approx Rs 2.1 crore) will be the sought after players.

In Clarke, some of the franchises like Mumbai Indians see a potential leader after Harbhajan Singh relinquished the post.

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