“He neither bowls in the powerplay nor at the death” – Aakash Chopra on Pat Cummins
By SMCS - Mar 5, 2024 12:27 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra isn’t impressed with the SunRisers Hyderabad’s decision to appoint Pat Cummins as their skipper for IPL 2024. However, SRH bought Cummins for a whopping ₹20.50 crore at the IPL 2024 auction last year and recently named the Australian Test and ODI captain as their captain for the upcoming edition of the prestigious league.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said, “You have made Pat Cummins the captain but have you seen his recent IPL numbers? Check attentively, he concedes a lot of runs and doesn’t score that many runs with the bat. Only four overseas players play. He neither bowls in the powerplay nor at the death.”

The former India opener further added that the Australian seamer doesn’t get a guaranteed place in the XI and he doesn’t captain his national side in the T20 format.
Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins demolished MI’s bowling attack

“If he is not going to do all those jobs, you are spending 25% of your overseas resources on a player whose place in the XI was not 100% guaranteed in the IPL. That is why Pat Cummins is not the captain of the team where 11 Australians play, although he has won the World Cup, but not T20,” Aakash Chopra again stated.