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Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

With the increasing audience and fans of this game, supporters are more and more aware of their various heroes in this game, which they are very interested in. These players are one of the reasons why cricket is becoming such a household name across the globe. We will discuss the top 10 highest-paid cricketers in the cricketing world who have entertained fans for so long that they have the highest budget in the game.

Here are the top 10 highest paid cricketers right now:

This list has been compiled keeping in mind the total career earnings of the cricketers.

1. Virat Kohli: $24 million in revenue

At the age of 31, Virat Kohli is considered by experts to be the best in cricket. The Indian captain, who is the best ODI batsman in the world, a title he has held since October 2017, is the only cricketer to feature in the Forbes Highest Paid Athletes of 2019. His contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore, which receives $2,6 million a year, as well as its sponsorship deals with brands such as Uber, Puma, and Audi, to name a few, generate approximately $20 million in revenue. It made him the highest paid cricketer in the world annually with $24 million in income.

Virat Kohli | King of IPL
Virat Kohli | King of IPL | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

2. MS Dhoni: $21.7 million in revenue

A prolific captain, cricket ace MS Dhoni has led his team to various tournament victories such as the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. His contract worth $2.2 million with the franchise, Chennai Super Kings is one of the highest in the world of cricket. He was also added to sponsorship deals with over 20 brands, such as Boost, Orient, and Reebok, to name a few, with their cricket revenue rising to $21.7 million.

MS Dhoni | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

 3. Chris Gayle: $7.5 million in revenue

Chris Gayle, the fourth top highest-paid cricketer in the world, is a dynamic player.  Gayle is a phenomenal player, playing international cricket for West Indies. His incredible cricketing skills have allowed him to create many records in all formats of cricket.  The still agile 40-year-old cricketer has told the world that he will no longer compete in ODIs after the 2019 World Cup. His contracts with various national cricket franchises and brand endorsements have increased his revenue to $7.5 million in 2020.

double century in ODI | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World
Chris Gayle | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

4. AB de Villiers: $6.4 million in revenue

South Africa has provided one of the best cricketers in the world. AB de Villiers’ international cricket career, which passed over 15 years, was full of intense action and great moments. On three occasions, his creative cricket exploits have earned him the ODI Player of the Year award conferred by the ICC.  AB de Villiers plays for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League franchise played in Australia.  He is one of the ten highest paid cricketers with $6.4 million.

AB de Villiers Facts
AB de Villiers | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

5. David Warner: $5.5 million in revenue

Controversial cricketer, Warner has been suspended several times for misconduct on the pitch. The Australian left-handed batsman, who is the vice-captain of the team, plays domestic cricket for Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. His exploits in the game have earned him up to $5,5 million which places him at the fifth position in the list of highest paid cricketers in the world. 

David Warner
David Warner | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

6. Shane Watson: $4.5 million in revenue

Shane Watson, who has retired from the international cricket scene but has the strength to stay with him in the cricketing world, is another versatile player who features in the list of highest-paid cricketers. He currently plays in franchise leagues around the world including the Chennai Super Kings of the Indian Premier League and the Quetta Gladiators of the Pakistan Super League. His deals with these franchises and his sponsorship deals with brands like Being Global earned him up to $4.5 million in 2019.

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World
Shane Wastson | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

7. Michelle Stark: $4 million in revenue

A great player, Mitchell Starc is one of the most amazing and quickest players in history.  In two consecutive ICC World Cup tournaments, Mitchell Starc established himself as the best player on the wicket. Its lucrative contracts with various national cricket teams and its sponsorship contracts with brands such as Audi garnered an estimated $4 million to generate revenue in 2019.

Mitchell Starc | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

8. Yuvraj Singh: $3.5 million in revenue

A left-handed batsman regarded as one of the best cricketers, Yuvraj Singh is one of the best cricketers in the world that India has ever produced. The 37-year-old became one of the most loved cricketers in the world to battle the disease. His best performance was in the ICC Cricket World Cup, where he performed incredibly well to pick up 15 wickets, becoming the first all-rounder to achieve that feat. Yuvraj Singh, who currently plays for Mumbai India, had an income of $3,5 million in 2019.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

9. Rohit Sharma: $3.5 million in revenue

The captain of the Indian Premier League team, Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma is highly regarded in cricket, especially in India. The captain’s amazing cricketing skills helped him achieve the highest individual score in a One Day International by a batsman.  Sharma is one such cricketer, who has scored the most career centuries and centuries.  He earned no less than $3,5 million in 2019.

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10. Steve Smith: $2.4 million in revenue

Currently ranked the world’s best trial batsman, many in the cricketing world recognize Smith for his controversial suspension in 2018 where he was accused of ball-tampering. During this period, Smith lost the position of captain of the Australian national team, with brands such as Milo and New Balance endorsed as a financial incentive. Since his return from suspension, his high-end performances have earned him a contract with Vodafone. Smith currently plays for Rajasthan Royals and has received up to $2.4 million in 2019.

Steve Smith | Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers In The World

Conclusion

For much of the 21st century, cricket dominated the sporting landscape. The game also saw an increase in the number of young viewers. With almost 2 billion fans watching the game, cricket is fast becoming one of the most popular sports on the planet. We talked about the complete details of the top 10 highest-paid cricketers in the world, whose earnings are in the form of discounts in 2020. Which cricketer did you expect to feature in the list of top ten highest-paid cricketers in the world? Please give your views in the “Comments” section below.

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