With the growing popularity of the game across continents, cricket is growing rapidly across the globe. This has a direct impact on the revenue in the game as T20 leagues are successfully bringing in money for investors and promoters. Apart from this, cricket boards are also earning much more than before.
With the huge amount of money coming into cricket, the players are also getting rich and earning massive salaries. In this post, we will talk about the top ten highest-paid cricketers in the world. However, we will only include the salaries those players get from their respective boards and will not include the fees they get for playing in various T20 leagues around the world.
Virat Kohli – India
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli serves as the captain of the Indian national team. Apart from playing for Delhi in domestic cricket, he is the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League since 2013. Moreover, he is the only cricketer to feature in the list of highest paid athletes by Forbes this year.
He is the best Indian athlete with 150 million Instagram followers which earn him huge amount of money through sponsorship and endorsement. As a result of his many sponsorship deals, the batting maestro is earning millions. Kohli is a household name with high-end endorsements. Kohli’s endorsements include brands such as Puma, Myntra, Uber India, Manyavar, Audi, MRF, MPL, Philips India, Hero and Vicks.
Dean Elgar – South Africa
There are some surprises in this list as well, but Dean Elgar’s inclusion at number two can be surprising. After all, he is not picked by the IPL franchise and is not seen as a T20 player. T20 brings in the crowds and the biggest bucks so why is it here?
Elgar is a patient opening batsman who recently took over the captaincy of the South African Test team. He has been involved in setting up the international limited overs team but his main role now is to oversee the red ball unit. Those salary numbers are very interesting indeed as they underline just how much money is out there in the modern game across all its formats.
Rohit Sharma – India
Sharma recently inherited the Indian international captaincy from Virat Kohli, after captaining Mumbai Indians through their winning streak. Although at an advanced stage in his career, Sharma’s new status as captain ensures his place on the rich list for the time being.
Eoin Morgan – England
The first Englishman on the list, Morgan captained the country’s limited overs cricket team from 2015 until his international retirement in June 2022. cup.
Aaron Finch – Australia
Aaron James Finch is an Australian international cricketer who captains the Australian cricket team in limited overs cricket. He is the opening batsman of the franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, from which he is earning Rs. 4.4 crores ($6 million) per season. Along with this, he endorses one of the biggest cricket brands, Gray Nicholls, which is also his main source of income. As of now, Aaron Finch’s salary is $1.7 million (Rs 10.5 crore), making him the highest paid cricketer in the world.
Kieron Pollard – West Indies
Trinidadian Kieron Adipol Pollard is a cricketer. In limited overs cricket, he is the captain of the West Indies cricket team and the Trinbago Knight Riders of the Caribbean Premier League. Pollard is an all-rounder. He is a medium pace batsman and bowler.
Kane Williamson – New Zealand
Kane Williamson is the captain of the New Zealand cricket team in all formats of cricket. He is widely regarded as one of the most handsome cricketers of all time. Kane is one of the most popular cricketers in the world and has several high-paying sponsorships and deals. The New Zealand national team pays him $440k monthly for his extraordinary talent. His net worth is $10.5 million.
Kraigg Brathwaite – West Indies
Kraigg Brathwaite is the captain of the West Indies cricket team. He is known as one of the richest cricketers in the world. As a result of his sponsorship deals, he earns a lot of money and has a huge fan following. He has achieved great success, earning $80k per month, and has a net worth of $7 million, making him ninth on the list.
Temba Bavuma – South Africa
South African cricketer Temba Bavuma is currently the captain of the One Day International team and the Twenty20 global team. He is the first black African to captain the team and score a century for South Africa in Test cricket.
The South African specialist batsman, who is also the first player to be selected by South Africa for their Test team, is worth $5 million. Sponsorship deals are a great way for Temba to make an impressive amount of money. He also owns a luxury home in Cape Town, South Africa, which is worth $2.3 million.
Joe Root – England
The former skipper is arguably the greatest English batsman of all time and certainly a modern-day legend. However, with England’s approach of having two separate teams in the red and white ball formats, Joe Root has been restricted to Test cricket only. Nevertheless, this has not affected his value in English cricket, courtesy of the ECB’s preference for Test cricket. As per the reports, Joe Root has the second biggest contract in the English team worth more than USD 54000/month.