Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers 

Top 10 Highest Paid cricketer list has been given on this article Virat Kohli of the India's cricket team Captain is the highest paid cricketer in the world.

  • 10. Graeme Cremer

  • Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.09 Million
  • Yearly Income from National Team: $0.07 Million

  • Graeme Cremer blessed with plenty of skill and a very strong mind. A leg spinner who has been touted as a future star in the Test arena, Cremer has given plenty of glimpses of his talent. Cremer's debut came at a very turbulent time in Zimbabwean cricket. Heath Streak and a whole host of senior players rebelled against the board, leading to them being dismissed by the Zimbabwe Cricket Board. An inexperienced squad was chosen and Zimbabwe plunged to the bottom in Test cricket

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

9. Shakib Al Hasan

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

Shakib Al Hasan is without a doubt the biggest name to have emerged from Bangladesh cricket circles. Being a genuine all-rounder, Shakib is a vital cog in Bangladesh's line-up. He has been a consistent performer for his country, over the years. Shakib first came into notice when he played cricket for several villages near his hometown of Magura. He spent time honing his skills at a government run sports facility and was picked for the Under-19 squad for the tri-series featuring England and Sri Lanka. He scored a 86-ball century and picked up three wickets in the final to help the team defeat Sri Lanka. This earned him selection for the series against Zimbabwe. 

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

8. Kane Williamson

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

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

Arguably New Zealand's finest batsman since the legendary Martin Crowe, Kane Williamson had been a wonder kid since his teenage days. His exceptional talent included the rare Non-Asian skill to play quality spin apart from being adept against fast bowling. It would be fair to say the Williamson family boasted of sports freak all around. While his father had played cricket at certain age groups, his mother was a fine basketball player and his sisters excelled in volleyball. It was therefore not a surprise when Kane took a liking to sports and it happened to be cricket. 
  • 7. Jason Holder

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

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

Tall and lanky at 6' 7\", Jason Holder is the man chosen to lead Windies out of the never-ending mire. He's still at the helm, his latest task being that of securing his side a place in the 2019 World Cup, let alone do well in that. 

Holder won the prestigious Lord Gavron Award in 2009, which is given to a Barbados Under-19 cricketer who's been outstanding on the playing field. A right-arm medium-fast bowler hailing from Barbados, Holder has grown as learnt as a captain and player on the go, exhibiting an ever-improving temperament and progress in technical and tactical awareness. He is a also a handy batsman, lower down the order.

6. Sarfraz Ahmed
  • Yearly Total Income (Salary): $0.30 Million
    Yearly Income from National Team: $0.08 Million [Pakistan]

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

The characteristics of a keeper batsman in the last 1980's and 90's - chirpy, safe pair of hands and handy with the bat. Sarfraz as a keeper is an embodiment of the glovesmen from the eras gone by. As a batsman though, he stays in the present. A busy bee at the crease, he loves to churn out runs at a fastish clip. For a country who have had a strong lineage of keepers in the form of Wasim Bari, Moin Khan, Rashid Latif and Umar Akmal. Sarfraz has so far carved a niche for himself. He is street smart and thrives under pressure situations.

  • 5. Angelo Mathews

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

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A very good allrounder, Angelo Mathews, made his international debut against Zimbabwe in November 2008. He is capable of batting anywhere in the middle-order and is a handy medium pace bowler. Such has been Mathews' impact, that he has become a regular member in all three formats of the game and has also captained the Sri Lankan side with composure. 
  • 4. Faf Du Plessis

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

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

Francois du Plessis, fondly known as Faf, is South Africa's captain cool that might never have been. Having signed a Kolpak deal with Lancashire, Faf had initially decided to go the way of professional cricket. However, as fate would have it, the implementation of a new immigration policy resulted in du Plessis being unable to fulfill his duties as a Kolpak player. 

  • 3. Joe Root

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

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Joe Root, born on 30th December 1990, hails from a rich cricketing background. His grandfather captained Rotherham CC in the Yorkshire League for several seasons whilst his younger brother, Billy, is a MCC young cricketer. In addition to being awarded a Daily Telegraph scholarship at the 2005 Bunbury festival, Root also attracted cricket scholarships at Workshop College, the school he attended, and Yorkshire Cricket academy. The gifted batsman celebrated his Yorkshire second Team debut in July 2007 with a fifty.
  • 2. Steven Smith

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

The best Test batsman at present, Steven Smith's career redemption is a story for the ages. Having made his name initially as a potential leg-spinner who could bat a bit, there was immense criticism, even among those in Australia over the quality of his selection during his early days in international cricket. However, they were made to eat humble pie as the enigmatic man from New South Wales turned things around in sensational fashion to feature among the best batsmen in the world.

  • 1. Virat Kohli

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

Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers

A spunky, chubby teenager with gelled hair shot to fame after leading India to glory in the Under-19 World Cup at Kuala Lumpur in early 2008. In an Indian team filled with saint-like icons worthy of their own hagiographies, Virat Kohli, with his most un-Indian, 'bad-boy' intensity, would clearly be an outcast.