Kevin O'Brien is 4/1 with Ladbrokes to win an IPL contract in 2011 or 2012 following his heroics for Ireland against England.
The latest cricket odds show Ireland at 2/5 to win another match in the tournament and 3/1 to be playing Test cricket by 2015.
David Williams, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes, said: “IPL franchises will surely be eyeing up O’Brien for a lucrative signature. Another few performances like their epic victory over England and it might convince the ICC that Ireland are ready to step up to the top table and play test match cricket.”
Ladbrokes - Ireland cricket specials
Kevin O’Brien to be signed by an IPL team in 2011 or 2012 4/1
Ireland to be granted test playing status by the ICC by 31st December 2015 3/1