IPL 2024 auction: Pat Cummins goes to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 20.50 crore

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Pat Cummins. (Image Credits: Instagram)

Australian captain Pat Cummins etched his name into the record books after he became the second-most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. Sunrisers Hyderabad shelled out a record INR 20.50 crore to secure the precious signature at the IPL 2024 auction in Dubai.

In the process, Pat Cummins edged past the previous record set by Sam Curran who attracted INR 18.5 crore in the IPL 2023 auction. Punjab Kings purchased the England all-rounder for a record fee before it was shattered by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing auction.

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Pat Cummins set his base price at INR 2 crore for this auction. Initially, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians showed their interest in signing the Aussie before they pulled out after Delhi Capitals and SunRisers Hyderabad entered the scene and triggered the intense bidding war.

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Pat Cummins sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for a record fee

Eventually, Sunrisers Hyderabad had the last laugh in the battle as they secured the Australian captain for a colossal fee. Thus, Cummins became the most expensive player in SRH’s history. Pat Cummins possesses leadership abilities and we have seen him lead Australia to ICC ODI World Cup glory.

He is an exceptional bowler who is well-known for producing significant pace and bounce off the surface. Moreover, his potential to consistently bowl at a brisk pace makes him a lethal bowling weapon, especially in conditions that assist fast bowlers.

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Over the years, he has surprised the batters with bouncers, pin-point yorkers and slower deliveries. With these many varieties under his sleeve, he is certain to ruffle the batsmen’s feathers. Besides that, he can also operate as a pinch-hitter, showcasing the ability to contribute valuable runs down the order.

Cummins pulled out of the IPL 2023 auction due to national duties. He has played a total of 42 games in the IPL, taking 45 wickets including a four-wicket haul and an economy of 8.54. Notably, he has been pretty decent with the bat, scoring 379 runs at a strike rate of 152.2 including 3 fifties.

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