IPL 2022: Pat Cummins has blown hot and cold for KKR so far.© BCCI/IPL
Pat Cummins, a premier strike bowler for Australia in all three formats, has had a mixed Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 so far. After missing the first three games of the season due to international commitments, Cummins announced his arrival in style and hit a 15-ball 56 to help Kolkata Knight Riders defeat the Mumbai Indians. However, after a series of poor performances with the ball, the Australian Test skipper was dropped from the team. After missing the last four games, Cummins returned to the KKR team and made an immediate impact with the ball as he came back to chase MI again.
He took three wickets in one as KKR defeated MI for the second time this season.
Cummins expressed his joy at being able to represent KKR again.
“I was pumped when I was re-selected by KKR. It’s now my fifth season. I felt like I wasn’t finished because I left halfway through last season and missed the second half. It’s hard in the IPL because you get it “You feel like you’re into something and then there’s a big auction. So really happy to be back with the same team. Lots of the same players, same staffers, so I was really happy,” Cummins said on KKR’s website.
Cummins, who was bought back by KKR for Rs 7.25 crore during the mega auction, is currently in his second stint with the two-time champion.
He was part of KKR’s title-winning side of 2014 and became one of the most expensive acquisitions at auction as KKR splashed Rs 15.5 crore to acquire its services in 2020.
After picking 12 wickets at IPL 2020, Cummins only showed up in the first half of last season after deciding to manage his workload.
The 29-year-old hopes to play a hand in KKR’s bid for a possible play-off spot in the remaining games.
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