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    Top draws at the IPL auction

    • The tall Sri Lankan paceman has taken huge strides forward since his maiden tour to India and swings the ball at good pace. (AFP Photo) Other Sri Lankan players

    • The dashing Australian wicketkeeper-batsman will be one of the big picks for franchises. (AFP Photo) Other Australian players

    • The explosive Australian opener may be out of national favour for now, but he would attract a lot of attention from the bidders. (AFP Photo)

    • He blasted the likes of Brett Lee during the Champions League for Trinidad and Tobago. His explosive batting could well be the toast of this IPL season. (AFP Photo) Other West Indies players

    • He shot to fame by taking down Australian captain Ricky Ponting. His raw pace makes him a hot buy this season. (AFP Photo)

    • The England middle-order batsman showcased his penchant for big-hitting during the South African tour. Is known for his T20 hitting. (AFP Photo) Other England players

    • Fiery off-spinner and jovial on the field at the same time, Swann's demand will be high at the auction for the teams' need for slow bowlers and effective lower order batsmen. (AFP Photo)

    • One of the biggest drawcards of the season, Shahid Afridi's well-known all-round skills will be highly sought after. (AFP Photo) Other Pakistan players

    • A teenager with extreme pace, Mohammad Aamer has made waves in his short career so far and is a bright prospect. (AFP Photo)

    • His retirement from Test cricket has not diminished his status as a premier fast bowler. It also makes sure he would be available for a large part of the season. (AFP Photo) Other New Zealand players

    • The young left-arm South African speedster is quickly rising to fame and is known for his limited overs skills. (AFP Photo) Other South African players

    • He may be the only Bangladesh player in the auction, but he still is the world's No. 1 all-rounder. (AFP Photo)