Cricket is a religion when it comes to India. It is something that is beyond just a sport in this nation. But even in this country, there were times when not enough attention was given to Women’s Cricket. Even at this age in the year 2020 one can say Women’s Cricket is not as popular or as followed as Men’s Cricket.
But on the other hand, things are beginning to change as well with Women cricketers getting the recognition and the deserved endorsements for their efforts and achievements. Here we take a look at 5 top earning Women cricketers in India.
Mithali Raj is a modern day legend in Women’s Cricket. She’s drawn parallels to The God of cricket ~ Sachin Tendulkar when it comes to run scoring. She’s the leading run getter not only for India but for World women’s cricket itself in ODIs. Her exploits have brought her numerous accolades along with countless endorsements.
She’s leading the charts in terms of earnings for a women cricketer in India even after not being part of the popular World T20. She has endorsed popular brands such as Allen Solley, American Tourister, NextGen Fitness Studio, Royal Challenge and more such brands to boost her earnings.
Add to that, she’s been receiving salary for her Grade A contract with BCCI and hence is holding onto the peak position in this list.
The dashing middle order Batswoman is also a global superstar in the women’s cricketing world. Her popularity came after scoring bucket loads of runs all over the world. She’s currently the captain of the women’s T20 team and also the most experienced player in the squad.
Harmanpreet Kaur is also one among the elite list of cricketers with Grade A contract with BCCI and to enhance her net worth she’s advocated many retail brands such as ITC's fruit juice Natural-B and her bat sponsor deal with Ceat is one of the costliest. Harmanpreet Kaur has bagged the second position in this list.
3. Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana is one another women who has a Grade A contract with the BCCI. Her shot to fame came after a hugely successful campaign for Indian Women’s team in the ICC 50 over cricket World Cup in England in 2017 where India lost in the finals.
Smriti Mandhana was instrumental in India's wins and also scored a century against arch rivals Pakistan. India’s largest bike maker Hero MotoCorp for endorsing their brand on her bat. She also has a tie-up with Red Bull. With these Smriti has grabbed the third spot in the list.
4. Jhulan Goswami
The veteran Indian pacer has been with the Indian set up for as long as one can remember. Her estimated worth is also approximately $1,00,00 to $1million. She's the leading wicket taker in the women's circuit for ODI cricket and was also the first women to reach 200 ODI cricket. Jhulan Goswami, the once fastest bowler in women’s cricket is the fourth person in this list.
5. Poonam Yadav
Poonam Yadav is the spinner who completes the list by bagging the fifth position in the list of highest earning women cricketers. She has over 150 wickets to her name. Her wicket taking abilities have earned her fans across the globe. She has made it to this list even with processing a Grade B contact with which she earns 30 lakhs annually.