Gilly best bet in IPL from Aussie camp

Melbourne, Feb 19: Retiring wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist is likely to be Australia's highest paid cricketer in the Indian Priemer League (IPL) tournament. The Kolkata and Mohali teams are showing keen interest to have him on their sides.

IPL's Australia agent Neil Maxwell said Gilchrist will earn a considerable money. ''We don't know. (Gilchrist's) very well-placed. I think he will earn considerable money. I don't think it will be quite a million, may be in Australian dollars he will go close,'' Maxwell said. Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who will lead the Kolkata side, has also shown his interest to have Gilchrist in his team. ''He is definitely a guy we will look for. There are so many good players, and it also depends on the balance of the team,'' Ganguly was quoted as saying in 'The Age' newspaper today.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of the Kolkata team, is also keen to have Gilchrist. The IPL players' auction will be held tomorrow in Mumbai.


Story first published: Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 13:33 [IST]
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