Jhye Richardson and Alex Hales' productive Big Bash League campaigns have been tipped to earn the pair big-money contracts in the Indian Premier League.
Some 1097 cricketers have registered for the IPL auction on February 18, with Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell - delisted by their respective franchises - among a group of 42 Australians set to go under the hammer.
Marnus Labuschagne, who has yet to make his Twenty20 debut for Australia but is determined to be a three-format star, has also thrown his hat in the ring.
Mitchell Starc, who has not taken part in the IPL since 2015, is expected to bypass the lucrative T20 tournament yet again.
Perth Scorchers spearhead Richardson's league-best 29 wickets in the recent BBL season, coupled with Starc's absence, could result in a bidding frenzy for the 24-year-old West Australian.
Englishman Hales has been snubbed by IPL teams in recent years but after clobbering a league-best 543 runs, including a ton, for Sydney Thunder this summer that is predicted to change.
"If Alex Hales is not the most expensive batter then I don't know my cricket," Trent Woodhill, the BBL's head of international recruitment and a former assistant coach at IPL outfit Royal Challengers Bangalore, told AAP.
"He's been phenomenal, absolutely world class for the Thunder this year and last year.
"Jhye Richardson and Alex Hales are two stand outs from the BBL. They deserve to not only get picked up in the IPL, but a starting place."
This month will be a 'mini-auction', with far more players set to be sold during next year's frenzy as the IPL expands in 2022.
But, as Australia quick Pat Cummins knows all to well after being sold for $3.2 million in the most recent auction, winning bids can be astonishing when two franchises butt heads.
Thunder mentor Shane Bond, who is part of Mumbai Indians' coaching staff, will be "amazed" if English opener Hales does not get picked up.
"He's playing as well as I have ever seen him," Bond said.
"We have a good team at Mumbai, but he'd give me a few shakes if we came up against him.
"It's a great time to showcase your skills in the BBL (given the IPL auction is soon after).
"I always enjoy the auction, it can be a very exciting and life-changing night for a few people.
"It can be completely random (in terms of winning bids and who is sold and unsold). Nothing ever surprises me."
Bond nominated Richardson, Riley Meredith and Adam Milne as some of the BBL pacemen who might be targeted by cashed-up IPL franchises.
"Overseas fast bowlers are always popular," the former New Zealand quick said.