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Australia’s Cummins to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL

It will be Cummins' first stint as captain in the IPL
Australia’s Pat Cummins – seen here in the Test between Australia and West Indies on January 25 – will skipper IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad. AFP
Australia’s Pat Cummins – seen here in the Test between Australia and West Indies on January 25 – will skipper IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad. AFP

Australia’s Pat Cummins will captain Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 tournament, the franchise said Monday.

The 30-year-old skippered Australia to World Test Championship and World Cup triumphs last year.

But it will be Cummins’ first stint as captain in the IPL, which begins on March 22. He replaces South African Aiden Markram.

Hyderabad, who won the title in 2016 under David Warner, announced the news on X, formerly Twitter.

The fast bowler Cummins briefly broke an IPL auction record when Hyderabad paid 205 million rupees ($2.5 million) for his services at auction in Dubai last year.

Hyderabad, who finished bottom of the 10-team table in 2023, start their campaign against Kolkata on March 23 at Eden Gardens.

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