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Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World Right Now


Cricket is one of the most-watched sports around the world. Throughout the ages, cricket has grown immensely popular and also become earning business as well. Some of the greatest players entertain their fans with their talent and skills.

Cricketers not only get a handsome salary from their respective boards but also earn an immense amount from sponsorships and deals. So, the highest-paid cricketers in the world have been determined through detailed research.

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World Right Now

1. Virat Kohli (India)

The former Indian captain and star batsman Virat Kohli is the face of several well-known brands. Apart from the national team, he plays the IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore and captained the team too. He was the part of RCB since 2013. It will be surprising to know that Virat is not the highest salary getting player as Joe Root gets more salary than Virat.

But Kohli earns more money from his endorsement and deals. He gets 17 crores per year from IPL. Kohli’s total net worth goes around $140 million and he earns $690k monthly. He has sponsorship from well-known brands like Puma, Hero, Manyavar, Myntra, Audi, Uber, MRF, Philips. Therefore he is the no 1 on the list.

2. Dean Elgar (South Africa)

The South African batsman and the current test captain Dean Elgar is second on the list. From his cricket talent, he was also known for his aggressive nature. Dean earns an amount of $440k monthly from his salary and endorsement. His total net worth goes around $40 million. He has sponsorship from big companies like Addidas and Puma.

3. Joe Root (England)

England skipper Joe Root is widely known as one of the best batsmen in cricket. Apart from England skipper, he is the representative of Yorkshire in domestic cricket. Apart from being one of the highest-paid players in cricket, he gets the highest salary in the world.

Root gets 7.22 crore approx salary from the ECB. However, he is earning $400k monthly including his endorsements and deals. He has the endorsement of companies like Brewin Dolphin. Joe has an impressive net worth of $3.3 million

4. Eoin Morgan (England)

Another England captain in the list after Joe Root, Morgan is the skipper of the short format. Also, he is the captain of the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. One of the talented left-handed batsmen in the world is the winner of Wisden Cricketer. So, he follows his fellow team Root in terms of earning a monthly income of $320k. His current net worth ranges around $15 million.

5. Rohit Sharma (India)

Indian captain Hitman Sharma is the second after Virat Kohli. Rohit is one of the most popular cricketers in the world. He is the only batsman in the world to hit a double century twice. However, Mumbai is the captain of the IPL franchise team Mumbai Indians and the most successful captain with 5 titles.

Hitman has several sponsorships one of them is Adidas he adds an endorsement of $300k. Apart from his heavy endorsement earnings, he draws a salary of $170k monthly. Moreover, his net worth is around $25 million in 2021

6. Aaron Finch (Australia)

Present Australia captain Aaron Finch is the only Australian on the list. He is one of the greatest batsmen in the world due to his power-hitting ability. In the 2015, World cup he was named in the Australia squad and played a vital role against England. Presently, Finch has the sponsorship of Gary Nicolls. Hence, the right-hander earns $150k per month. And has a net worth of $5.5 million

7. Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)

Kraugg Claimonte Brathwaite is a West Indies Cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and can bowl right-arm off break. Craig is widely regarded as one of the best opener batsmen. He has several sponsorships in his hand for which he is one of the wealthiest cricketers in the world. Hence the talented right-hander earns an amount of $80k per month. He has a total of $9 million of net worth.

8. Temba Bavuma (South Africa)

Highest Paid Cricketers

Another South African in the list after Dean Elgar is Temba Bavuma. Presently he is the captain for the short format of South Africa. Bavuma has a luxury house in Cape Town that cost $2.3 million. Hence, the youngster earn $70k per month and had a net worth of $5 million.

9. Keiron Pollard (West Indies)

Highest Paid Cricketers

Kieron Pollard is the present West Indies captain in limited-overs. Also captain of the Caribbean league team Trinbago Knight. Pollard is one of the popular cricketers in the world. He was known for his power-hitting shots. The 33 years old is an all-rounder, he has good numbers of sponsorship from Sareen Sports, Howzat and Insignia Sports. Hence, he earns an amount of $560k annually and his net worth is around $15 million. One of the wealthiest cricketers in the world.

10. Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

Highest Paid Cricketers

Kane Williamson the New Zealand skipper is one of the best captains in the world right now. He was known as the coolest captain after MS Dhoni in cricket. In 2007, Williamson made his first-class debut. He is a right-handed batsman and bowls off-spin.

New Zealand skipper earns an amount of $440k per year. He has several sponsorships with Asics, Powerade and Rockit. Kane current net worth goes around $10 million.

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