Ex-Kiwi pacer Shane Bond [ Images ] may play for either the Delhi Daredevils [ Images ] or the Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ] in the third edition of the Indian Premier League [ Images ], the auction for which gets under way on Tuesday.
Spending will be down for this auction because each team now has a salary cap of $750,000. Around 12 players are expected to be added from the 51 on the auction list with no team allowed more than 10 non-Indian recruits in their squad.
"I'm sure it will be a more relaxed environment than international cricket. Twenty20 [ Images ] gives you more down-time to get to know your team-mates. Just playing the shorter version will be ideal before the Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean," says Bond, who will earn most of any figure he commands by being available for almost all of the IPL, thanks to his retirement from test cricket.