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Pat Cummins becomes most expensive in IPL history as SRH break bank with Rs 20.50 crore bid

Pat Cummins becomes most expensive in IPL history as SRH break bank with Rs 20.50 crore bid

The Aussie speedster has taken 55 wickets in 50 T20Is for Australia, with the best figures of 3/15.

IPL 2024 Auction: Australia’s World Test Championship 2023 and World Cup 2023 winning captain Pat Cummins went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20.50 crore. This makes him most expensive IPL player ever.

There was an intense bidding war for Pat Cummins. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were the first to bid for the pacer. Then Mumbai Indians (MI) came in with their paddle and the price quickly went above Rs 5 crore. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) then stepped in place of MI to start the war with CSK as bid went above Rs 7 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) then entered the paddle battle as bid went above Rs 20 crore in no time with RCB also showing no signs of slowing down.

But in the end it was SRH which reigned supreme, and in process making him the most expensive IPL player ever.

The Aussie speedster has taken 55 wickets in 50 T20Is for Australia, with the best figures of 3/15.

His average of 16.90 while batting In 128 T20 games overall, including three fifties also make him a useful lower-order batter.

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IPL 2024 Auction in Dubai

Dubai’s enchanting scenery has transformed into the epicenter of cricketing excitement as the IPL 2024 auction kicks off at the illustrious Coca-Cola Arena. The mini-auction, a highly anticipated event, commenced at 1:00 PM IST, marking the beginning of a riveting cricketing spectacle.

From a formidable initial pool of 1166 players, the auction now spotlights an exclusive group of 333, comprising 119 international talents and 214 distinguished Indian cricketers. Adding an international flair to the proceedings, two players from Associate Nations, Paul van Meekeren from the Netherlands and David Wiese from Namibia, have become integral parts of the selection.

The auction proceedings initiated with capped players, starting with batters and progressing through all-rounders, wicket-keepers, fast bowlers, and spinners. A parallel structure is maintained for uncapped players, enhancing the intrigue of the event.

Taking the lead in financial prowess, Gujarat Titans emerge as frontrunners with an impressive purse of INR 38.15 crores. Sunrisers Hyderabad closely trail with 34 crores, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders with 32.7 crores.

The live coverage of the auction encapsulates the essence of cricketing strategy, with franchises strategically bidding for players poised to define their performance in the upcoming IPL season. As the auction drama unfolds, cricket enthusiasts around the globe are tuned in, eager to witness the genesis of new team dynamics, unexpected alliances, and the revelation of potential game-changers. Stay connected to witness the real-time evolution of IPL 2024 teams as they navigate the dynamic world of player auctions, vying for the coveted championship glory.

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