IPL 2024: Most expensive buy Pat Cummins could be potential captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Speculation Mounts as Pat Cummins Emerges as Potential Captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024

In a surprising turn of events during the IPL 2024 auctions, Australian pace sensation Pat Cummins not only secured the position of the highest-selling player but also sparked speculations about being a potential captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The staggering bid of 20.50 crore raised eyebrows among fans and cricket experts, leading to widespread conjecture that Cummins’ leadership skills might be the driving force behind SRH’s strategic move.

Renowned cricket analyst Aakash Chopra weighed in on the matter, asserting that SRH’s decision to invest such a significant amount in a pacer at 20.50 crore could only be justified if Cummins is appointed as the captain. Echoing similar sentiments, former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan emphasized that announcing Cummins as the skipper would rationalize the unprecedented auction amount.


IPL 2024 Auction Highlights for Pat Cummins:

Pat Cummins, in a fierce bidding war involving Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, emerged as the highest-selling player in the IPL auctions. The bidding rivalry reached astronomical heights, prompting CSK and MI to withdraw, making way for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore to secure the player for over 20 crores.

Creating history, Cummins became the first player ever to breach the 20-crore mark in IPL auctions. Despite the steep competition, SRH’s determination prevailed, securing Cummins at a record-breaking 20.50 crore—the highest bid in IPL auction history. The ongoing speculation surrounding Cummins’ potential captaincy adds an intriguing dimension to SRH’s bold move in the auction.