Fact Box: Pat Cummins becomes most expensive overseas IPL player

The Australian pacer Pat Cummins, with a base price of Rs.2 crore, became the most expensive overseas player in Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a whopping Rs.15.50 crore($2.2 million).

Key Highlights

Kolkata Night Riders shelled out Rs.15.5 crore, nearly 43% of their purse, for the New South Welshman at the auction for IPL 2020, the 12th edition of Indian Premier League tournament.

The 26-year-old is currently the number one ranked Test bowler in the world. He has previously played for Delhi Capitals or Delhi Daredevils (as they were known then) in 2017 edition and Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2014 edition.

Prior to Cummins becoming the most expensive overseas buy in IPL, Ben Stokes was the player a team had spent most money on and that was when he was picked up for 2.16 million in 2017 by Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). Overall, Cummins is third on list of most expensive IPL players ever bought with Yuvraj Singh occupying the first rank ande Gautam Gambhir occupying second rank, having also been bought by KKR.

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