As the audience and fans of this sports increase, the supporters are more and more aware of their various heroes in this sport, in which they are very interested. These players are one of the reasons why cricket is becoming such a household name around the world. We take a look at the ten highest-paid cricketers in the world of cricket, who have entertained fans for so long that their budget is one of the highest in the game.
Here are the highest-paid cricketers right now
This list has been compiled taking into account the total career earnings of cricketers.
10. Steve Smith : $ 2.4 million in revenue
Currently ranked the world’s best tryout batsman, many in the cricket world recognize Smith for his controversial suspension in 2018, where he was charged with tampering with the ball. During this period, Smith lost the position of captain of the Australian national team, as well as support in the form of financial incentives with brands such as Milo and New Balance. Since his return from suspension, his high-level performances have earned him a contract with Vodafone. Smith currently plays for the Rajasthan Royals and received up to $ 2.4 million in 2019.
9. Rohit Sharma: $ 3.5 million in revenue
Captain of the Indian Premier League team, the Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma is a highly regarded figure in cricket, especially in India. The captain’s amazing cricket skills helped him achieve the highest individual score in a one-day international match by a batsman. Sharma is the cricketer who has known the most careers and centuries. He earned no less than $ 3.5 million in 2019.
8. Yuvraj Singh: $ 3.5 million in revenue
Left-handed batsman considered 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 fought against the disease to become one of the most adored cricketers in the world. One of his best performances was at the ICC Cricket World Cup, where he performed incredibly well to register 15 wickets, the first all-around player to achieve that feat. Yuvraj Singh, who currently plays for Mumbai India, received income of $ 3.5 million in 2019.
7. Mitchell Starc : $ 4 million in revenue
A talented player, Mitchell Starc is one of the most incredible and fastest players in history. In two successive ICC World Cup tournaments, Mitchell Starc established himself as the best player at the wicket. It is currently ranked 5th among the best wickets in history. Its lucrative contract with various national cricket teams as well as its sponsorship contracts with brands such as Audi enabled it to achieve revenues in 2019 valued at $ 4 million.
6. Shane Watson : $ 4.5 million in revenue
Shane Watson, who has retired from the international cricket scene but remains a force to be reckoned with in the world of cricket, is another versatile player who is on 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 Pakistani Super League. His deal with these franchises and his sponsorship deals with brands such as Being Global have earned him up to $ 4.5 million in 2019.
5. David Warner : $ 5.5 million in revenue
The controversial cricketer Warner has been suspended several times for misconduct on and off the pitch. The Australian left-handed batsman, who is the team’s vice-captain, plays domestic cricket for the Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League and the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. His exploits in the sport have earned him up to $ 5.5 million, which places him fifth on our list of the world’s highest paid cricketers.
4. AB de Villiers : $ 6.4 million in revenue
South Africa has produced one of the best cricketers in the world. AB de Villiers’ international cricket career, which spanned 15 years, was filled with intense action and great moments. On three occasions, his creative cricket exploits have earned him the ODI Player of the Year award, awarded to him by the ICC. In the Big Bash League franchise which is played in Australia, AB de Villiers plays for the Brisbane Heat. He is one of the ten highest paid cricketers, with $ 6.4 million.
3. Chris Gayle : $ 7.5 million in revenue
Chris Gayle, the fourth highest paid cricketer in the world, is a dynamic player. Gayle, who plays international cricket for the West Indies, is a phenomenal player. His incredible cricket prowess has allowed him to set multiple records in all formats of cricket. The still-nimble 40-year-old cricketer has told the world that he will no longer compete in ODIs after the 2019 World Cup. His contract with the various national cricket franchises and brand endorsement have increases its revenue in 2020 to $ 7.5 million.
2. MS Dhoni : $ 21.7 million in revenue
A phenomenal skipper, 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 with the franchise, Chennai Super Kings, worth $ 2.2 million, is one of the highest in the world in the field of cricket. Add to this the sponsorship deals he has with over 20 brands, such as Boost, Orient and Reebok, to name a few, his cricket revenues are rising. to $ 21.7 million.
1. Virat Kohli : $ 24 million in revenue
At 31, Virat Kohli is widely regarded by experts as 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 be among Forbes highest paid athletes of 2019. His contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore, which earns it $ 2.6 million a year, as well as its sponsorship deals with brands such as Uber, Puma and Audi, to name a few, which generate an income of around 20 million. dollars, made him the highest-paid cricketer in the world, with an annual income of $ 24 million.