IPL 2024 Auction: Sunrisers Hyderabad Secures Big Names, Sets Sights on Championship

The curtains fell on the IPL 2024 Auction at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, with the 2016 champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, making strategic moves to bolster their squad. The Australian duo of Pat Cummins and Travis Head, both World Cup winners, emerged as significant acquisitions. Cummins clinched the most expensive bid in IPL auction history at Rs. 20.50 crore, only to be surpassed later by Mitchell Starc, who joined Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 24.75 crore.

Sunrisers Hyderabad reinforced their bowling arsenal by securing Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga for Rs. 1.5 crore and Indian pacer Jaydev Unadkat for Rs. 1.60 crore. Further strengthening their lineup, the team also welcomed Akash Singh and Jhathavedh Subramanyan at Rs. 20 lakh each.

The probable playing XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2024 includes Mayank Agarwal, Travis Head, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad/Upendra Yadav, Pat Cummins, Washington Sundar/Shahbaz Ahmed, Umran Malik, T. Natarajan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The team’s dynamic purchases at the auction reflect a strategic blend of experience and emerging talent, signaling their intent for a strong performance in the upcoming season.