Aussie Fast Bowlers Set Record Prices at IPL Auction


Australian pacers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins break records with multi-million dollar deals at the Indian Premier League auction, while Steve Smith and Josh Hazlewood go unsold.

Mitchell Starc Breaks IPL Auction Record

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc set a new record in the Indian Premier League auction by signing a $4.42 million deal with the Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai, surpassing Pat Cummins’s previous record.

Cummins Earns Whopping Contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Pat Cummins also made headlines by securing a massive $3.67 million contract with Sunrisers Hyderabad, knocking down last year’s record set by Cameron Green. Cummins expressed excitement about joining the team and teaming up with Travis Head.

Unsuccessful Bids for Hazlewood and Smith

Despite the frenzy, Australian cricketers Josh Hazlewood and Steve Smith went unsold in the auction. While other Australian players found buyers, Hazlewood and Smith will have to wait for the next opportunity in the IPL.

New Opportunities for Head and Disappointment for Inglis

Travis Head returned to the IPL after six years with a $1.22 million deal, while Josh Inglis, with a base price of $357,000, did not attract any buyers. Several Australian players, including Marsh, Warner, Wade, and Maxwell, were retained by their franchises.