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. The sport has become faster, more exciting for the young crowd, and also became one of the most popular 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!

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World

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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- $0.09 Million

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 M. He is also part of the first class cricket franchise in Zimbabwe Mid West Rhinos, as well as the Bangladesh Premier League team Dhaka Dynamites. He is a leg spinner for his team. The 30-year old player earns around $66,000 from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his stints at BPL and sponsorships.

9. Shakib Al Hasan

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Shakib Al Hasan – $0.14 Million

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 M. The “miracle of Magura” also plays for Bangladeshi first-class team Khulna Division, IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi, Caribbean Premier League team Jamaica Tallawas, and Bangladesh Premier League team Dhaka Dynamites. 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 – $0.25 Million

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 M. 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. The 27-year old player earns around $0.144 M 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 – $0.27 Million

In the 7th place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Jason Holder of Barbados who is currently the captain of the West Indian national team, with an earning of $0.27 M. This Barbadian all-rounder also plays for Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, Pakistan Super League Quetta Gladiators, and Caribbean Premier League team Barbados Tridents, and of course, Barbados, which is a member of the West Indies Cricket Board. The 26-year old player earns around $0.14 M 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 – $0.30 Million

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 M. This wicketkeeper-batsman also plays for the first class team Pakistan International Airlines, Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, Pakistan Super League team Quetta Gladiators, first class Yorkshire County Cricket Club, and Bangladesh Premier League team Khulna Titans. The 30-year old player earns around $74,000 from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the domestic teams.

5. Angelo Mathews

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Angelo Mathews – $0.32 Million

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. This all-rounder also plays for the Indian Premier League team Delhi Daredevils, who bought him for 2 Crore INR this season, though he started his IPL journey in 2010 with Kolkata Knight Riders. The 30-year old player earns around $1.4 M from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the IPL team.

4. Faf Du Plessis

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Faf Du Plessis – $0.44 Million

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 M. This batsman also plays for the Indian Premier League team Rising Pune Supergiants, 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 $0.14 M from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the domestic teams.

3. Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli – $1 Million

In the 3rd place on our list of highest paid cricketers is Indian player Virat Kohli who is currently the captain of his national team, with an approximate earning of $1 M. 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 $0.312 M from the contract with the national team, while the rest comes from his associations with the IPL gig. But you can’t guess the actual net worth of Virat Kohli only by looking at his salary. His earnings from endorsement deals with 3C Company, Celkon Mobiles, Cinthol, Clear, Manyavar, and other brands is not accurately known.

2. Joe Root

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Joe Root – $1.38 Million

In the 2nd 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 M. This batsman also plays for the first class Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The 26-year old player earns around $0.995 M from the contract with the national team, which majorly contributes to his earnings. Again, his total earnings are not exactly known.

1. Steven Smith

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Steven Smith – $1.47 Million

At the top of our list of highest paid cricketers is Australian player Steven Smith who is currently the captain of his national team, with an approximate earning of $1.47 M. This batsman also plays 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 $1.198 M from the contract with the national team, which majorly contributes to his income, while the rest comes from his gigs with other teams.

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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