Top 3 teams that can target Pat Cummins in IPL 2024 min auction

Pat Cummins recently led Australia in the title-winning campaign to clinch their sixth ODI World Cup title, winning the ODI World Cup 2023, and defeating India in the final.

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Pat Cummins (File Photo: Twitter)

Pat Cummins (File Photo: Twitter)

Star Australian pacer and World Champion skipper, Pat Cummins will be one of the biggest deals to break out for the IPL franchises for the upcoming IPL 2024 mini-auction. He is one of the most premium entries among the 336 overseas cricketers. Owing to his performances and leadership skills in the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023, the teams might go for the big bids in the mini auction for the upcoming edition of the tournament.

He could one of the most expensive bids during the auction following a tough contest among the participating franchises. With said that, here we’ll have a look at the top 3 teams that can target the Australian skipper Pat Cummins in the upcoming mini-auction for the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Gujarat Titans (GT)

The IPL 2022 champions, Gujarat Titans have a void left in the leadership and think tank after the trade of the former skipper Hardik Pandya to the Mumbai Indians. So, Pat Cummins might play a crucial role in coming up with his leadership skills, in coordination with the newly-appointed skipper Shubman Gill.

Apart from this, he could also play an important role in the bowling attack, providing extra support to the veteran Mohammed Shami and young pacer Joshua Little. Cummins’ inclusion will provide a great blend of experience and youth in the bowling attack.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore released the veteran Aussie pacer Josh Hazlewood before the IPL 2024 retention day. So, they would look ahead to fill this vacant spot after the departure of Josh Hazlewood. Pat Cummins is a perfect like-to-like replacement for Josh Hazlewood.

The arrival of the Aussie skipper will be a crucial step in bringing stability to the bowling attack; apart from this, he can also play a vital role in making decisions while consulting with the current skipper Faf du Plessis.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

The two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders recently made it to the headlines after they brought up the mentor Gautam Gambhir back in the think tank. Cummins had also played earlier for KKR in the previous editions of the Indian Premier League. He could come up with some lethal stuff in the bowling attack.

KKR could go-ahead for a big amount during the mini-auction to bring Pat Cummins on board for the next edition of the tournament.

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