IPL 2024 Auction: Pat Cummins
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IPL 2024 Auction: Pat Cummins Becomes The Most Expensive Player In IPL History, Sold For 20.50 Crore To SRH. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 mini-auction took place on December 19 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai. Pat Cummins, the Australian captain, became the most expensive player in the history of the IPL as he was bought for 20.50 crore by Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Pat Cummins, Australia’s fast-bowling phenom, is a global cricketing force. However, his Indian Premier League (IPL) career has been a curious tapestry, woven with threads of brilliance and blank spaces of absence. Let’s unravel this enigmatic tale

Drafted by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2014, Cummins dazzled with raw pace and wicket-taking magic. He became a regular, weaving 26 wickets in 30 matches across three seasons. His 2015 masterpiece – a 3/19 spell against Mumbai Indians – remains etched in KKR folklore.

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In 2020, Cummins returned to KKR, momentarily illuminating the canvas with a four-wicket haul against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, inconsistency plagued his brushstrokes, raising questions about his hefty price tag. In 2021, nine wickets in seven matches weren’t enough to justify his retention, and KKR let him go.

The IPL 2024 auction resonated with Sunrisers Hyderabad strategically acquiring Aussie ace Pat Cummins for Rs. 20.50 crore. This investment in T20I powerhouse Cummins, who boasted 55 wickets in 50 matches, injected steel and experience into the Hyderabad attack, promising to spearhead their charge back to glory. 

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While Cummins’ workload management and limited recent T20 exposure presented challenges, his skill and leadership roared louder, making him the perfect missing piece for Hyderabad’s rebuilding puzzle. The Orange Army was set to rise again, powered by the Cummins Express.