IPL 2024: WATCH- Pat Cummins aims for aggressive start as he steps in as SRH captain amidst high expectations

Pat Cummins also opened up about his plans and the team combination.

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Pat Cummins wants Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to kick off the IPL 2024 season with a bold and aggressive approach as he is set for his maiden captaincy stint in the world’s biggest T20 league.

The Australian captain was the most expensive buy for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), with a whopping INR 20.50 crore. Cummins recently replaced Aiden Markram as SRH captain following the team's disappointing performance in the 2023 season.

Cummins is set to have his first interaction with his new team on March 21, marking the beginning of his leadership journey with the Hyderabad-based franchise in the IPL.

After his training session with SRH, Pat Cummins said: “Well, I picked the singlet, which is not normally me, but it was the only shirt I found. The rest are packed away. So yeah, maybe next time I'll be wearing sleeves, but orange looks great. Uniforms. Awesome.”

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Speaking about his plans for the season, the SRH skipper said: “I mean, the plans are you know, I work really closely with the guys that I don't know too well. Get to know them. Get to know what they need from me out in the middle.”

He added, “And then, you know, work with coaches and what they want to see out of me as well as a player. So, a bit of planning to go and then just wanna get off to a really good start. T20s are hard. Kolkata's a good team, but I think just wanna see a really aggressive, start to the season.”

Cummins signed off by saying, “I think we've got a great mix. We've got a couple more experienced guys like Bhuvi. Obviously, Aiden Markram captain last year. But we've got some exciting young talent. I'm super excited to see guys like Abhishek, Umran Malik, these kind of guys I've only seen a little bit of but super excited, so I think fans should be pretty pumped for the season ahead.”

Notably, SRH will kickstart their IPL 2024 campaign against KKR at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on March 23.


By Rashmi Nanda - 21 Mar, 2024

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