Mumbai: Oct 27, 2012
In-form Australian pacer Mitchell Starc could be seen playing in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) soon.
However, he will have to wait till 2014, if he wants to nominate himself for the IPL auction.
The net price of the pacer could be somewhere around 500,000 US dollars plus pay day in the next 18 months, as reported by Zee News.
Starc is the leading wicket-taker in the ongoing Champions League in South Africa.
“Everyone is on the lookout for good international fast bowling because there aren`t that many brilliant ones around,” Joy Bhattacharya, Kolkata Knight Riders’ team director, was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“Starc is a left-hander, which is always an added bonus. What happens in the IPL is a lot of Indian batsmen who wouldn’t have seen a lot of high quality international pace and being left-handed makes it slightly more difficult. He has the height and bounce,” he concluded.