Pat Cummins clinched the title of the IPL’s priciest player, securing a whopping Rs 20.5 crore bid from Sunrisers Hyderabad in a heated auction battle.

The Australian World Cup-winning captain, Pat Cummins, clinched the record for the highest bid ever in the ongoing IPL mini-auction. Sunrisers Hyderabad secured Cummins for a staggering Rs. 20.05 Crore, surpassing Sam Curran’s prior record of 18.50 Crores by PBKS last season. Despite skipping the previous edition due to a busy schedule, the 30-year-old emerged as a highly sought-after player in the current auction, commanding a top base price of Rs 2 crore.

Notably, in the 2020 IPL auction, Cummins was the most expensive acquisition, joining Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 15.5 crore. With 50 T20Is under his belt, the pacer boasts an impressive record of 55 wickets at an economy rate of 7.37.

Alongside Cummins, SRH acquired Wanindu Hasaranga for 1.50 Crore and Travis Head for a hefty 6.80 Crore.

Consequently, SRH has reached their overseas player limit and can now only bid for Indian players in the ongoing auction in Dubai.

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Last Updated on December 19, 2023

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