Pat Cummins will be back in IPL 2024 after missing the last season. The Australia captain has kept a base price of Rs. 2 crore for himself for the IPL 2024 auction. Pat Cummins has been a magnificent performer in the Indian Premier League over the years, with 45 wickets in 42 games and 397 runs at a 152+ strike rate.
Pat Cummins was part of Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 season. He skipped the 2023 season to focus on the national team. After leading Australia to the ICC World Cup 2023 title, Cummins has emerged as a strong skipper in international cricket. Here we talk about 3 teams who can target him during the IPL 2024 auction.
IPL 2024 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Pat Cummins In The Auction
3. Kolkata Knight Riders
Pat Cummins’ last team Kolkata Knight Riders is the first team that can chase him in the IPL 2024 auction. Cummins was part of KKR in the 2022 season when he hit 1 fifty and picked 7 wickets across 5 games.
He was a crucial member of the squad. KKR has already dropped pacers like Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shardul Thakur, and Lockie Ferguson. There is no doubt that they will look for pacers in the auction. Getting Pat Cummins back into the squad will be a big boost for the two-time champions.
2. Chennai Super Kings
Ben Stokes and Dwaine Pretorius are two pacers who have left Chennai Super Kings ahead of IPL 2024. Hence, teams need an efficient bowling all-rounder for them. Pat Cummins is a world-class pacer who can also score some runs with the bat.
He will be a wonderful replacement for Stokes and Pretorius. Moreover, CSK also needs more experienced pacers in their squad. With 31.40 crores in the kitty, the five-time champions can comfortably grab any player during the IPL 2024 auction.
1. Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore is another team on this list. RCB has released pacers David Willey, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, and Wayne Parnell from their squad ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. They only have Mohammed Siraj, Akash Deep, and Reece Topley in the pace department.
However, they will need more pacers in their squad in IPL 2024. Hence, the three-time runners-up can surely bid for Pat Cummins during the IPL 2024 auction. RCB has a strong batting unit but they need to develop their pace department. The Faf du Plessis and Co. has Rs. 23.25 crore left in the kitty.