IPL Auction 2024 / Captain became the most expensive player in history - bid of Rs 20 crores in auction

Vikrant Shekhawat : Dec 19, 2023, 08:00 PM
IPL Auction 2024: The biggest bid in history has been seen in the Indian Premier League 2024 auction. Australia's World Cup winning captain Pat Cummins has been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 20.50 crore, with this he has become the most expensive player in IPL history. The base price of Pat Cummins was Rs 2 crore, there was a fierce battle for him between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Star all-rounder Pat Cummins is the captain of Australia and recently under his leadership the team won the ODI World Cup. Australia had defeated India in the final of the ODI World Cup and now, surprising everyone, Pat Cummins has become the most expensive player in IPL history.

There was a war between RCB and Hyderabad

The bidding for Pat Cummins started at Rs 2 crore, when Sunrisers Hyderabad made the first bid for him and then Royal Challengers Bangalore joined the bid. Sunrisers Hyderabad did not give up their bid for Pat Cummins and finally bought him for Rs 20.50 crore.

Pat Cummins has played only 42 matches in IPL, he has 379 runs in his name and has taken only 45 wickets. That is, despite having a record average, so much money has been showered on Pat Cummins, in such a situation it can be said that Hyderabad has played a big gamble.

Most expensive players in IPL history

20.50cr – Pat Cummins (SRH, 2024)*

18.50cr – Sam Curran (PBKS, 2023)

17.50cr – Cameron Green (MI, 2023)

16.25cr – Ben Stokes (CSK, 2023)

16.25cr – Chris Morris (RR, 2021)

16.00cr – Yuvraj Singh (DC, 2015)

16.00cr – Nicholas Pooran (LSG, 2023)

15.50cr – Pat Cummins (KKR, 2020)

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansson, Washington Sundar, Sanvir Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqui, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Mayank Markandey, Shahbaz Ahmed.

Travis Head – 6.80 Crore (Base Price 2 Crore)

Wanindu Hasaranga – 1.50 Crore (Base Price 1.5 Crore)

Pat Cummins- 20.50 crore (base price 2 crore)

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