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Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World

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The gentleman’s sport, cricket, has never really managed to gain the same international glory of football or other team sports. Out of all the countries in the world, only 12 play this sport. And, in all of them, the sport is hugely celebrated, while the cricketers are worshipped by the people. Over the years, cricket has changed a lot in terms of format, tournament, and much more. Cricket has become faster, more exciting for the young crowd, and also became one of the highest paying sports in the world. The cricketers have enormous opportunities to earn well from the international and league tournaments, as well as from their sponsors. Let’s take a look at the top 10 highest paid cricketers of 2018!

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World

List of Highest Paid Cricket Players

Highest Paid Cricketers In The World Right Now

This list is about the highest paid cricket players in the world right now. All the players enlisted here are currently active in the domestic and international cricket. While making this list, we mostly concentrated on the national team salary and domestic/franchise team salary. Besides knowing about the highest paid, you can also check our richest cricketers of all-time list.

10. Graeme Cremer

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Graeme Cremer is one of the Current Highest Paid Cricket Players

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.09 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.07 Million [Zimbabwe]

In the 10th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Graeme Cremer, the Zimbabwean cricket player who is currently the captain of his national cricket team, with an earning of $0.09 Million. He is also part of the first class cricket franchise in Zimbabwe Mid West Rhinos, as well as the Bangladesh Premier League team Comilla Victorians. The marvellous leg-spinner also appeared for the South African domestic club Northerns. The 31-year old player earns around $66,000 from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his stints at BPL and first class.

9. Shakib Al Hasan

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Shakib Al Hasan stands among the Current Best Paid Cricketers

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.14 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.06 Million [Bangladesh]

In the 9th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladeshi cricket player who is currently the captain of his national T20 team, with an earning of $0.14 Million. The “miracle of Magura” also plays for Bangladeshi first-class team Khulna Division, IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad, Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi, and Bangladesh Premier League team Dhaka Dynamites. Besides, he previously appeared for Caribbean Premier League team Jamaica Tallawahs and IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders. The 31-year old player earns around $60,000 from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his displays at the various leagues.

8. Kane Williamson

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Kane Williamson is one of the Highest Earning Cricketers 2018

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.25 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.144 Million [New Zealand]

In the 8th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Kane Williamson of New Zealand who is currently the captain of his national team, with an earning of $0.25 Million. This innovative batsman also plays for New Zealand’s first class team Northern Districts, Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Caribbean Premier League team Barbados Tridents. Besides, he also plays county cricket for the Yorkshire cricket club since 2016. The 27-year old player earns around $0.144 Million from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his gigs at the various domestic leagues.

7. Jason Holder

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Jason Holder is one of the Highest paid Cricketers Right Now

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.27 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.14 Million [West Indies]

In the 7th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Jason Holder of Barbados who is currently the captain of the West Indies national team, with an earning of $0.27 Million. This Barbadian all-rounder also played for Indian Premier League clubs Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Pakistan Super League club Quetta Gladiators, and Caribbean Premier League club Barbados Tridents. He plays domestic cricket for Barbados, which is a member of the West Indies Cricket Board. The 26-year old player earns around $0.14 Million from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the domestic teams.

6. Sarfraz Ahmed

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Sarfraz Ahmed stands among the Highest Paid Cricket Players 2018

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.30 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.08 Million [Pakistan]

In the 6th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Pakistani player Sarfraz Ahmed who is currently the captain of his national team, with an earning of $0.30 Million. This wicketkeeper-batsman also plays for the first class team Pakistan International Airlines and Pakistan Super League team Quetta Gladiators. He also participates in the English county cricket while playing for the Yorkshire County Cricket Club since 2017. He also played for Bangladesh Premier League team Khulna Titans last year. The 31-year old cricketer earns around $74,000 from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the domestic clubs.

5. Angelo Mathews

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Angelo Mathews maintains his place among the Best Paid Cricketers Right Now

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.32 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.14 Million [Sri Lanka]

In the 5th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Sri Lankan player Angelo Mathews who was formerly the captain of his national team, with an earning of $0.32 M. One of the greatest all-rounders, Mathews, also played for PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars and the Indian Premier League team Delhi Daredevils. Though he started his IPL journey in 2010 with Kolkata Knight Riders. He came into media limelight when IPL side Delhi Daredevils bought him for 2 Crore INR last season. The 30-year old player earns around $0.14 M from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the franchise teams.

4. Faf Du Plessis

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Faf Du Plessis is one of the Best Paid Cricketers 2018

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.44 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.16 Million [South Africa]

In the 4th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is South African player Faf Du Plessis who is currently the captain of his national team, with an earning of $0.44 Million. This batsman also plays for the Indian Premier League club Chennai Super Kings, South Africa’s first class group Northern cricket team, as well as the Titans, a franchise of his country. The 33-year old player earns around $0.16 Million from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the domestic teams.

3. Joe Root

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Joe Root is one of the Highest Paid Cricket Players

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $1.38 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $0.995 Million [England]

In the 3rd place on our list of highest paid cricketers is English player Joe Root who is currently the captain of his national Test team, with an approximate earning of $1.38 Million. This batsman also plays for the first class Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The 27-year old player earns around $0.995 Million from the contract with the national team, which majorly contributes to his earnings. Again, his total earnings are not exactly known. One of the best batsmen of all time, Root, currently has several endorsement deals with reputed brands.

2. Steven Smith

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Steven Smith is among the Cricketers with Highest Income in 2018

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $1.47 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $1 Million [Australia]

At the runner-up place of our list of highest paid cricketers is Australian batsman Steven Smith. The former captain of the Baggy Greens, Smith, recently faced a year-long ban from cricket along with his teammate David Warner due to the ball-tampering scandal of March 2018. He had an approximate earning of $1.47 Million last year. This batsman last played for the first class New South Wales cricket team, Indian Premier League team Rising Pune Supergiant, and Big Bash League team Sydney Sixers. The 29-year old player earns around $1 M from the contract with the national team, which majorly contributes to his income, while the rest comes from his gigs with other teams.

1. Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli is the Highest Paid Cricketer 2018

Yearly Total Income (Salary): $3 Million
Yearly Income from National Team: $1 Million [India]

At the top of our list of highest paid cricketers is Indian batsman Virat Kohli. The current captain of the Indian national team, Kohli, also leads the IPL Franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is the only cricketer to achieve the 89th spot in the current list of Forbes Highest Paid Athletes. Kohli has an approximate earning of $3 Million. This batsman also plays for the first class Delhi Cricket Team, as well as for the Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore. The 29-year old player earns around $1 Million from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the IPL gig. But the major chunk of his yearly income comes from his endorsement deals and ad campaigns. He earns around $19 Million yearly from his tie-ups with several big brands such as 3C Company, Celkon Mobiles, Cinthol, Clear, Manyavar, and many more.

The values of the annual incomes of the players are mostly approximate, especially the top three. Their exact contract amounts with the teams and the brands they represent are not revealed by either party, and there’s a high possibility that Kohli earns more than the others. In any case, based on the official records and best speculations, you now know the highest paid cricketers’ list!

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