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IPL five to watch - Mohammad Ashraful
Mohammad Ashraful

Country: Bangladesh

Reserve price: $100,000 (68,954)

Shuffling across your crease and casually flicking the ball over your shoulder towards the vacant fine leg boundary is one sure-fire way of agitating international fast bowlers - and Mohammad Ashraful's face is probably on a number of dartboards around the world.

The 24-year-old plays the stroke - known as "the shovel shot" - better than anyone else in the world.

Ashraful is the youngest ever player to score a Test hundred and has talent, flair and downright cheek in abundance.

While he possesses a svelte physique, Ashraful can belt the ball beyond the ropes like some of the world's finest hitters.

At a "paltry" $100,000, Ashraful could prove to a snip of epic proportions.



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