Australia's legendary wicket keeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist Friday said that in all likelihood he would be playing in next year's Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gilchirst was among the seven overseas players, who were retained by Kings XI for the 2013 edition of the event.
"Before the sixth edition of the IPL begins the side has been sorting the team list and the franchisee has made the decision of including me in the playing list. So there is a good likelihood that I might play in IPL-6. We are getting our strategies worked out, let us see how things shape up," he said.
During the last edition Gilchrist hinted at missing the 2013. Last year, the Australian missed a big part of the season due to injury.
Asked about Australia´s upcoming tour to India early next year, Gilchrist said: "It is going to be a big tour. It will be a terrific challenge. We have learnt a lot from our previous visits to India. There is lot to happen in the upcoming series and I am eagerly awaiting for the contest."
"But before the tour starts, both Australia and India have a lot of work to do. Australia is developing well under Michael Clarke. They are improving as a side and personally Micheal has been able to step-up his results also," he said.
Gilchrist also said that it should be left to Sachin Tebndulkar to decide when he retires.
"Recently for the first time he has talked about his retirement, so there is a thought running in his mind. But I believe he has earned the right of deciding when to call it quits.
"I for one know that Sachin is someone who will not sacrifice the teams interest for his personal gains. If he is not scoring runs I am sure he will not like to be in the team," he said.