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Free from the constraints of international cricket, Kevin Pietersen is set to be the most sought after Marquee Player on Wednesday's opening day of bidding.
The most games that KP has played in a single IPL season to date is just eight. With England's series against Sri Lanka in May no longer his concern and free from injury, Pietersen should finally be available for the whole competition.
That fact will likely be evident in the price tag though with former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi suggesting that bidding for Pietersen could top £3 million.
The IPL founder told the BBC, “Every IPL team owner's dream was to get Kevin Pietersen playing full-time, to be available for the whole season, but he had to make time for the national team, rightly so...I wouldn't be surprised if he went upwards of £2.5 to £3million."
So where will Pietersen end up? With MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina already retained, the Chennai Super Kings seems an unlikely destination.
As does Mumbai where the Indians have kept Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma.
Royal Challengers Bangalore seem well stocked with expensive middle-order talent too having retained AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli, not to mention Chris Gayle at the top of the order.
All the other franchises have a need for a big mid-innings striker. Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad all seem good fits.