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Having drawn the maximum reserve price ahead of the player auction, Australian captain Clarke is eager to play his first full season of the Indian Premier League. In an interview with the Times of India, Clarke believes the IPL is the perfect way to prepare for the Champions Trophy in June.
I think coming just before the Champions Trophy in England the IPL will provide for perfect preparations for the shorter version of the game and will help me get ready for the season in England. May I also say that the India series in February-March means that I will be accustomed to the conditions well before the IPL starts and can give my best to my team from the very start of the tournament.
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