PAT CUMMINS became the second-highest paid player in the Indian Premier League after being scooped by Kolkata Knight Riders for £1.72million.
The Australian bowler was picked up for a whopping amount at the IPL auction in Kolkata last December.
And only Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is higher paid that Cummins with the Indian skipper pulling in £1.88m.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni and Mumbai Indians leader Rohit Sharma both earn £1.64m.
Ben Stokes is England's highest-paid player in the Indian Premier League, raking in £1.41m from the Rajasthan Royals.
The side also pay out £1.33m to Australian batsman Steve Smith.
Another Australian batsman David Warner also earns the same amount from the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Suresh Raina, meanwhile, is paid £1.17m by the Chennai Super Kings.
MOST EXPENSIVE AUCTION SIGNINGS
1. Pat Cummins, £1.72m – Kolkata Knight Riders
2. Glenn Maxwell, £1.13m – Kings XI Punjab
3. Chris Morris, £1.09m – Royal Challengers Bangalore
4. Sheldon Cottrell, £940,000 – Kings XI Punjab
5. Nathan Coulter-Nile, £860,000 – Mumbai Indians
Hardik Pandya is also paid the same amount by Mumbai Indians, as is KL Rahul by the Kings XI Punjab.
Bangalore stalwart AB de Villiers also earns £1.17m at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell was the second most expensive player at the auction with Kings XI Punjab signing him up for £1.13m.
South African Chris Morris was sold for £1.09m to Royal Challengers Bangalore while Kings XI Punjab also forked out £940,000 to Sheldon Cottrell.
Nathan Coulter-Nile was the fifth most expensive player at the auction with Mumbai Indians paying £860,000 for his services.
HIGHEST PAID PLAYERS
1. Virat Kohli, £1.88m – RCB
2. Pat Cummins, £1.72m – KKR
3. MS Dhoni, £1.64m – CSK
= Rohit Sharma, £1.64m – MI
5. Ben Stokes, £1.41m – RR
6. Steve Smith, £1.33m – RR
= David Warner, £1.33m – SRH
8. Suresh Raina, £1.17m – CSK
= Hardik Pandya, £1.17m – MI
= AB de Villiers, £1.17m – RCB
= KL Rahul, £1.17m – KXIP
= Manish Pandey, £1.17m – SRH
13. Glenn Maxwell, £1.13m – KXIP
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