‘Pat is a top-quality bowler, but…’: Jason Gillespie questions Pat Cummins’ IPL price tag | Cricket News – Times of India

New Delhi: Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie. have expressed their skepticism about the high price tag associated with Pat Cummins In the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gillespie believes that T20 cricket is not Cummins’ strongest format, but he supports it. Mitchell StarcA record-breaking deal.
Cummins, who is the Australian captain, was involved in a bidding war between Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, eventually bagging a contract worth Rs 20.50 crore.
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Speaking on SEN Radio, Gillespie said, “Pat is obviously a top-quality bowler and a great leader, we’ve seen that. However, I don’t believe T20 is his best format. In my opinion, he’s a Test match. bowler, and Test cricket is where he excels.”
This is not the first time Cummins has fetched a hefty price in an IPL auction. Ahead of the 2020 edition, Kolkata Knight Riders paid Rs 15.5 crore for his services.
“He is a good T20 bowler, no doubt about that. But the price is too high,” Gillespie added, highlighting the magnitude of Cummins’ deal.

Starc – Most Expensive Player of IPL
Soon after Cummins secured his contract, Starc overtook him to become the most expensive player in IPL history.
Starc was hired by Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 24.75 crore. Starc, who has generally preferred international cricket to the IPL, has played just two seasons in the tournament, taking 34 wickets in 27 matches at an average of 20.38.
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Mitchell Starc. (ANI Photo)

‘A wonderful achievement’
“I believe Starc is a fantastic acquisition. We all recognize it is a significant amount, but the IPL is a very lucrative tournament… I am absolutely excited for the match,” Gillespie said. said
“It just shows the value teams place on left-arm fast bowlers and left-arm swing bowlers who can bowl pace.”

IPL Auction: Mitchell Starc breaks record with Rs 24.75 crore deal with Kolkata Knight Riders

(with inputs from PTI)
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