BURNLEY cricketer Jimmy Anderson looks set to feature in the lucrative Indian Premier League this season after being included in the auction list for 2009.

IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has revealed that the Lancashire and England bowler will be one of 20 English players involved in the auction after the ECB recently gave permission for their players to play in the league during the next two years.

Anderson will be free to play in the IPL during a three-week window between the end of England’s tour of the West Indies on April 3 and the start of the West Indies’ tour of England on May 7.

The 26-year-old former Burnley Cricket Club junior will be joined by Lancashire team-mates Andrew Flintoff and Sajid Mahmood as well as former Red Rose all-rounder Dominic Cork in the auction on February 6.

Eight teams from around India will bid for players.

The most expensive player in last year’s IPL was Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who went for more than £1m.

The other English players involved will be Kevin Pietersen, Monty Panesar, Steve Harmison, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Matt Prior, Owais Shah, Darren Gough, Ravi Bopara, Robert Key, James Foster, Shaun Udal, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright and Ed Joyce.