SRH Captain 2024: Cummins Steps Up to Lead After Historic Auction

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It seems like hope for the future as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team drops a bomb by revealing Pat Cummins as the new captain for the IPL 2024 season. This exciting announcement came after some not-so-great luck last season and it’s clear the team needs a breath of fresh air. However, Pat Cummins isn’t just any player; he’s an Australian cricket star known for his lightning-fast bowling and incredible leadership on the field. After Aiden Markram led the team last season, ultimately unable to help progress to the playoffs and finish 10th in the league, it’s time for Cummins to step up — with some big shoes to fill.

Further, and interestingly, it will be his first time leading a team in the IPL even though he is vastly experienced when it comes to captaincy. He has had a great time so far representing Australia, having led them to victory on multiple occasions, toppling the likes of India in both the World Test Championship and the ICC 2023 ODI World Cup. there is no doubt in his leadership abilities, as he came up with great innovations under pressure many times in the past. His franchise would back him to do the same thing when they hand him the captaincy for the upcoming season.

The change of captaincy isn’t the end of it. The SRH is shaking things up, altering the way the team is shaped and who’s leading them. Their previous Trinidadian coach, Brian Lara, has been let go and Daniel Vettori has been appointed as the head coach. The SRH has left no doubt that they are all-in on turning things around and eyeing their 2nd IPL title.

An enormous responsibility on Cummins’ shoulders as the new SRH captain for the 2024 season is to bond new teammates and strike the perfect balance in the starting 11. With overseas stars like Henrich Klassen, Wannidu Hasaranga, Marco Janssen, Travis Head, Aiden Markram, and Glenn Philips, it will be quite challenging for Cummins to pick only three among these global stars and shape the squad perfectly.

It would be interesting to see how Cummins and SRH management tackle this situation as they face Pat’s former side Kolkata Knight Riders for their season opener on March 23 at the iconic Eden Gardens. SRH’s captain for IPL 2024 would love to prove his efficiency in the IPL this season and help SRH win the league against the odds.

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