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| On May 24, 2021 7:54 PM IST

Salary of cricket captains across the world in 2021. COMPLETE LIST


Salaries Of International Cricket Captains : Cricket is a team game but having a good captain is important to a team’s success. A good captain/ skipper leads his team from the front and shows the way. It is important to have a good captain as he has to make some tough decisions in the field. In other words, a captain is the most important part of a cricket team. His strategies and tactics contribute to a team’s success.

Being an international captain can be a difficult job. But many players have done that job successfully over the years. Let’s have a look at the highest paid international captains:

Highest paid captain in world cricket

  1. Joe Root– England Test captain Joe Root is the highest paid skipper in the world. It might come as a surprise as many would expect Kohli to lead this list. But Root receives an amount of Rs. 8.97 Crores annually from ECB.
  2. Virat Kohli– India captain Virat Kohli is second on this list. He earns Rs. 7 Crores annually from his Grade A+ contract given by BCCI. Apart from this, he earns a lot from endorsements and IPL which makes him the richest playing cricketer in the world.
  3. Tim Paine & Aaron Finch – Australia Test and limited overs captains Tim Paine and Aaron Finch receive Rs. 4.87 Crores annually.
  4. Dean Elgar The newly appointed South Africa Test skipper and opener Dean Elgar receives Rs. 3.2 Crores annually from CSA.
  5. Temba Bavuma– Bavuma has been recently appointed as the captain of South African limited overs sides and has led the team in few matches. He earns Rs. 2.5 Crores annually.

Highest paid cricketers in IPL

6. Kane Williamson– New Zealand skipper and star batsman Kane Williamson earns Rs. 1.77 Crores from his board.

7. Eoin Morgan– England ODI and T20I skipper Eoin Morgan is known for his shrewd captaincy and recently led his side to their first ever World Cup title. He receives Rs. 1.75 Crores from his board.

8. Kieron Pollard– West Indies ODI and T20I captain Kieron Pollard is known for his power and big hits. He earns Rs. 1.73 Crores from his board.

9. Kraigg Brathwaite– Recently appointed West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite earns Rs. 1.39 Crores annually from CWI.

10. Babar Azam– Young Pakistan captain Babar Azam has been tasked with Pakistan’s captaincy in all formats. He receives Rs. 62.40 Lakhs annually from PCB.

Richest cricketers in the World

Monojit Das

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