IPL Auction: Pat Cummins breaks most expensive player IPL auction record, earns 20.50 crores

In a riveting showdown at the IPL 2024 auctions, Pat Cummins emerged as the highest-selling player, sparking an intense bidding war between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. As the bidding soared to unprecedented heights, both teams eventually stepped back, paving the way for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore to engage in a fierce battle. The statistical juggernaut culminated in Pat Cummins securing a monumental deal surpassing 20 crores, making history as the first player ever to breach the 20 crore mark in IPL auctions.

The determined duo of SRH and RCB vied relentlessly for Cummins, with SRH ultimately claiming the coveted player for a staggering 20.50 crores—an unparalleled milestone in the history of IPL auctions.


Pat Cummins boasts a storied history in the league, with significant contributions to the Kolkata Knight Riders and a successful stint with the Delhi Capitals. Released by KKR ahead of the auction, Cummins, with a base price of Rs 2 crores, now stands as one of the most experienced and sought-after bowlers in the auction pool. Despite his release, KKR remains keen on reacquiring him, facing stiff competition given Cummins’ proven leadership skills and his recent role in leading Australia to victory in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Cummins’ journey in the IPL began in 2014, marking the inception of an illustrious career. Despite a modest debut season, his impactful performance in the final left an indelible mark, prompting KKR to retain the talented pacer and ultimately clinching the title.