IPL 2023 Retention: Pat Cummins PULLS OUT of IPL 2023, KKR player shopping wallet increases by 7.25 CR: Follow Live Updates

IPL 2023 Retention: KKR Retention 2023: Two-time Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were looking to release Pat Cummins ahead…

IPL 2023 Retention: Kolkata Knight Riders set to release Pat Cummins, Aussie captain to PULL OUT of IPL 2023, Follow Live Updates
IPL 2023 Retention: Kolkata Knight Riders set to release Pat Cummins, Aussie captain to PULL OUT of IPL 2023, Follow Live Updates

IPL 2023 Retention: KKR Retention 2023: Two-time Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were looking to release Pat Cummins ahead of the upcoming mini-auction. But before they could have pronounced their decision, the Australian Test & ODI captain has informed KKR that he is not looking to return for IPL 2023. KKR will add 7.25 Cr in their player purse with Cummins release from the squad. Meanwhile they have already added Shardul Thakur & Lockie Ferguson to their squad: Follow IPL 2023 LIVE updates with InsideSport.IN

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  • Cummins was bought by KKR at the 2022 mega auction for INR 7.25 crore.
  • KKR paid out a hefty INR 15.50 crore for Cummins in the IPL auction 2020.
  • Cummins leaked runs in IPL 2022 averaging over 10 runs an over.
  • Lockie Ferguson and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have been traded from Gujarat Titans to KKR for the upcoming IPL 2023 season.
  • KKR has also traded Shardul Thakur from Delhi Capitals

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IPL 2023 Retention: Pat Cummins PULLS OUT of IPL 2023, KKR player shopping wallet increases by 7.25 CR: Follow Live Updates

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The bowling for Kolkata Knight Riders’ previous season was not without its problems. With the exception of Umesh Yadav and to a lesser extent Tim Southee, the team’s speed unit did not produce good results. Pat Cummins in particular had a dismal season. KKR won six out of their 14 matches and finished in the seventh position in the points table with 12 points.

Cummins has taken 30 wickets in 30 IPL games for KKR while conceding over 9 runs per over. He averaged more than 10 runs per over throughout the previous season. Not to mention, Cummins was acquired for a significant 7.25 crore sum. Therefore, trading him to another franchise or releasing him might really be advantageous for KKR.

Despite Lockie Ferguson’s lackluster performance in the IPL 2022, KKR are now going all-out for their former bowler. At the auctions, they could have purchased him for less money. However, according to sources, Pat Cummins won’t play in IPL 2023, which made the team keen to sign a seasoned pacer. With few alternatives on the market, KKR were in serious need of Lockie’s services. The waiting game could have been played by KKR if Cummins had been available.

KKR Squad

Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Rasikh Dar, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Ashok Sharma, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Alex Hales, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammed Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

IPL 2023 Retention: Pat Cummins PULLS OUT of IPL 2023, KKR player shopping wallet increases by 7.25 CR: Follow Live Updates

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