IPL 2024 Auction: SRH showered money over Pat Cummins

IPL 2024 Auction: Pat Cummins broke all the records and became the most expensive player in IPL history
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IPL 2024 Auction: Australian Test captain Pat Cummins has become the IPL's most expensive player. Pat Cummins has been purchased by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20.5 crore. Pat Cummins had kept his base price at Rs 2 crore. For the first time in IPL history, a player has been sold at such an expensive price.

IPL 2024 Auction: Most Expensive IPL Player: The auction for IPL 2024 is going on in full swing in Dubai. These all-rounders are being bid in the auction. During this time, the name of Australia’s World Cup-winning captain Pat Cummins came up and there was a fierce bidding war for him on the auction table. For the first time in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, a player has crossed the Rs 20 crore mark. Sunrisers Hyderabad has bought Pat Cummins for Rs 20.5 crore in IPL auction 2024. Which is the 2nd biggest bid in IPL history.

If we look at the list of most expensive players in the history of IPL, then before Pat Cummins, Sam Curran was on the top. Who was bought by Punjab Kings in IPL Auction 2023 for Rs 18.50 crore. Apart from this, in 2023 itself, Mumbai Indians had bought Cameron Green for Rs 17.50 crore.

Talking about Pat Cummins, the year 2023 has been no less than a dream year for him. As captain, he made Australia win the World Test Championship title. Then he also won the World Cup 2023 title and now he has become the 2nd most expensive player in IPL history.

Pat Cummins entered the IPL Auction 2024 with a base price of Rs 2 crore. Chennai Super Kings first bid for him. After this Mumbai Indians also jumped into the field. After this, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also joined the race to buy Pat Cummins. RCB seemed to win this battle, But then Sunrisers Hyderabad entered the bidding war.

After this, there was a competition between RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad to buy Pat Cummins. Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Pat Cummins for Rs 20.50 crore and everyone just kept watching.

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Pat Cummins had disappointed in IPL 2022

Cummins disappointed in IPL 2022. He made a great start by scoring the league’s joint-fastest half-century in his first match of the season. However, he proved to be consistently expensive in bowling and was also dropped from the team. He played only 5 matches in that season. In which runs were spent at an economy rate of around 11 and meanwhile only 7 wickets were taken.

How has Pat Cummins’ IPL career been?

Cummins made his IPL debut for KKR in 2014. Apart from KKR, he has represented Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Capitals (DC). He has played a total of 42 matches in the IPL so far, He has taken 45 wickets at an average of 30.16 and an economy rate of 8.54. On the other hand, in batting, he scored 379 runs with the help of a strike rate of 152.21 and 3 half-centuries.

South African fast bowler Gerald Coetzee has been bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 5 crore. Meanwhile, Harshal Patel has been included in their team by Punjab Kings for Rs 11.75 crore. New Zealand all-rounder Darrell Mitchell has been bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 14 crore.

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