IPL 2024: Will SRH’s 20.50 crore investment on captain Pat Cummins impact team positively?

The bidding for Pat Cummins during the IPL 2024 auction made headlines after Sunrisers Hyderabad won the auction for the player at a phenomenal Rs 20.50 crore, making him one of the top echelon of the IPL player salary list. Sunrisers Hyderabad outplayed Royal Challengers Bangalore, snatching Cummins from their grasp sec wholesale.

It is interesting to note that Cummins was not part of IPL 2023 because he was focusing on his international series. Why Sunrisers Hyderabad paid a tremendous amount of cash to keep Pat Cummins on the squad for the 2024 season is a point of contention.


Pat Cummins will lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the upcoming season, the franchise announced on March 4.

Pat Cummins Stats IPL

Pat Cummins is an Australian cricketer who represents the Kolkatta-based franchise in the Indian Premier League. Cummins was born on May 08, 1993, and is thus 31 years old in 2024.

He is from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Among 42 IPL games, he has taken 45 wickets at 30.16, arching at 8.54 and is BEST with the-ball being 4/34 in an innings. He has amassed 379 runs in the IPL, with his high score being 66*.

In the 2024 IPL auction, he was procured by the Hyderabad-based franchise for a record Rs 20.50 crore.

He last played the IPL against Mumbai, on May 2022, but the main question is that – will Cummins perform exceptionally during his current IPL season such that he can justify the harsh bidding made by Sunrisers Hyderabad to secure his services?