Updated December 21st, 2023 at 15:54 IST
Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc's Whopping Per Ball Salaries Set the Stage for IPL 2024
Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, armed with their record-breaking salaries, will be under the spotlight, and every ball they bowl.
The IPL 2024 auction witnessed a bidding frenzy, with Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc emerging as the top draws. Cummins, the Australian pace sensation, secured a staggering deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 20.50 Crore, while Kolkata Knight Riders broke the bank to acquire Mitchell Starc for a record INR 24.75 Crore. These jaw-dropping figures have not only set new records but have also raised curiosity about the per ball salaries these cricketing giants will pocket during the upcoming season.
Pat Cummins' Per Ball Salary:
Cummins, fresh off leading Australia to victories in the World Test Championship and ODI World Cup in 2023, finds himself in a lucrative position with Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pat Cummins per ball salary will be INR 6.1 Lakh during the IPL 2024 season. Also, Starc’s per over salary will be approximately Rs. 37.00 Lakh.
With an impressive IPL track record, boasting 42 matches, 45 wickets, and a notable joint second-fastest fifty in IPL history, Cummins' per ball earnings are set to reflect the value he brings to the cricketing arena.
Mitchell Starc's Per Ball Salary:
Meanwhile, Mitchell Starc has etched his name in IPL history by becoming the highest-paid player ever with his INR 24.75 Crore deal. For every delivery he sends down during the 14 matches in the league stage, Starc per ball salary will be INR 7,36,607. On the other hand, Starc’s per over salary will be Rs. 44.00 Lakh.
This eye-watering figure establishes him as a player with not only exceptional cricketing skills but also a hefty price tag attached to his every performance. If Kolkata Knight Riders make it to the playoffs and the finals, Starc's earnings per ball could slightly decrease to INR 6.44 Lakh, but the overall impact remains monumental.
Expectations and Challenges:
As Mitchell Starc takes the spotlight with his historic IPL salary, there's a keen interest in how he will perform in the upcoming season, given his history of pulling out of the tournament despite hefty paychecks. With the T20 World Cup on the horizon immediately after the IPL, Starc's commitment to the league adds an extra layer of excitement for fans and critics alike.
Published December 21st, 2023 at 15:54 IST