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Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World Right Now

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Are you looking for the information about the highest paid cricketers of the world right now, 2018? This content will make an end of your search for this concern because you’ll know about the latest statistics for the highest earning cricketers in the world. Cricket is known as the gentleman’s sports. It gradually is going to reach to the glory of other international games, such as football. Currently, only 12 countries play this sport out of all the in the world. And, the sport is hugely famous in all of them because the common people love the cricketers much. Besides, cricket gets changed a lot over the years in terms of format, tournament, and other ways. As the sport gets faster and more exciting, it became one of the most popular sports in the world.

Moreover, young people are crazy about the game of cricket and their favorite cricketers. This is because the cricketers have enormous opportunities to earn well. They can earn not only from the international and league tournaments but from their sponsors as well. The list of highest earning cricketers is coming with the information of the currently active players in the domestic and international cricket. We mostly concentrate on the national team salary and domestic/franchise team salary while making this list.

Current Highest Paid Cricketers in the World

There are a lot of fans who love their favorite cricketers across the world. Since they love their performance, attitudes, and tastes, these made them world famous. Basically, their performance works most to make the highest earning cricketers in the field and out of the field. As the list consists of top 10 highest paid cricketers in the world, we’re making the list from the lower to the highest earning cricketers by turn.

10. Graeme Cremer (Total Earning: $0.09 Million)

Graeme Cremer is the Zimbabwean cricket player. He is in the 10th place on our list of highest paid cricketers who is the captain of the current Zimbabwean national team. His total earning is $0.09 Million and securing his place in the list. Besides, he is the part of the first class cricket franchise in Zimbabwe Mid West Rhinos. Moreover, he plays in the Bangladesh Premier League for the Dhaka Dynamites team. Contributing to the team as a leg spinner, he earns around $66,000 from the contract with the national team. And the rest comes from his stints at BPL and sponsorships.

9. Shakib Al Hasan (Total Earning: $0.14 Million)

Shakib Al Hasan is at the 9th place on the list of highest paid cricketers in the world. He is a Bangladeshi cricket player who is the captain of the Bangladesh national T20 team and a total earning of $0.14 M. As a famous cricketer, he also known as the “miracle of Magura” who plays for Bangladeshi first-class team Khulna Division, IPL team Sun Risers Hyderabad, Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi. Moreover, he plays for the Caribbean Premier League team Jamaica Callaway, and the team Dhaka Dynamites of the Bangladesh Premier League. He earns around $60,000 from the contract with the national team. And the rest of the 31-year old player comes from the various leagues and sponsors.

8. Kane Williamson (Total Earning: $0.25 Million)

Kane Williamson of New Zealand in at the 8th place on our list of highest paid cricketers who are the captain of his national team of his country. His earning is $0.25 M and contributes to the team as a batsman. Besides, this innovative batsman also plays for New Zealand’s first class team Northern Districts. He was playing for the Indian Premier League team in Sun Risers Hyderabad and this year’s captain of SRH because David Warner was punished one year ban for cricket ball tempering. Moreover, Kane plays for the Caribbean Premier League team Barbados Tridents. This 27-year old player earns around $0.144 M from the contract with the national team and the rest of his incomes come from his gigs at the various domestic leagues and sponsors.

7. Jason Holder (Total Earning: $0.27 Million)

Jason Holder of Barbados is in the 7th place on our list of highest paid cricketers who is currently the captain of the West Indian national team. He contributes for the team as an all-rounder and earns $0.27 M. As a Barbadian all-rounder he plays for Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders. Besides, he plays for the Pakistan Super League Quetta Gladiators and Caribbean Premier League team Barbados Tridents. And of course, he plays for Barbados that’s a member of the West Indies Cricket Board. The 26-year old Jason Holder earns around $0.14 M from the contract with the national team. And the rest of his incomes come from his associations with the domestic teams and various sponsors.

6. Sarfraz Ahmed (Total Earning: $0.30 Million)

Sarfraz Ahmed, a Pakistani cricket player, is in at the 6th place on our list of highest paid cricketers. Currently, he is the captain of the national team who earns $0.30 M. He is wicketkeeper-batsman and plays for the first class team Pakistan International Airlines. Besides, he plays in the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders. Also, he plays for the Pakistan Super League team Quetta Gladiators, Bangladesh Premier League team Khulna Titans and first class Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Sarfraz Ahmed, the 30-year old cricketer earns around $74,000 from the contract with the national team. And the rest comes from his associations with the domestic teams and sponsors.

5. Angelo Mathews (Total Earning: $0.32 Million)

Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lankan player who was formerly the captain of his national team in the 5th place on our list of highest paid cricketers with an earning of $0.32 M. as an all-rounder, he plays for the Indian Premier League team Delhi Daredevils, who bought him for 2 crores INR this season. But, he starts his IPL journey in 2010 with Kolkata Knight Riders. Angelo Mathews 30-year old player earns around $1.4 M from the contract with the national team. And the rest of his incomes come from his associations with the IPL team and sponsors.

4. Faf Du Plessis (Total Earning: $0.44 Million)

Faf Du Plessis of South Africa is in at the 4th place on our list of highest paid cricketers with an earning of $0.44 M. He is the captain of his national team. Besides, he plays for South Africa’s first class group Northern cricket team, as a franchise of his country, Titan, and the Indian Premier League. Faf Du Plessis of the 33-year old earns around $0.14 M from the contract with the national team. And the rest comes from his associations with the domestic teams and sponsors.

3. Virat Kohli (Total Earning: $1 Million)

Indian player Virat Kohli is at the 3rd place on our list of highest paid cricketers with an approximate earning of $1 M. currently, he is the captain of his national team. As a batsman, he plays for the first class Delhi Cricket Team, as well as for the Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli, the 29-year old player earns around $0.312 M from the contract with the national team. And the rest his incomes come from his associations with the IPL gig and sponsors. Moreover, his earnings from an endorsement deal with Celkon Mobiles, 3C Company, Cinthol, Manyavar, Clear, and other brands.

2. Joe Root (Total Earning: $1.38 Million)

English player Joe Root is in at the 2nd place on our list of highest paid cricketers with an approximate earning of $1.38 M. Currently, he is the captain of his national Test team. As a batsman, he plays for the first class Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Joe Root, the 26-year old player earns around $0.995 M from the contract with the national team, which in major contributes to his earnings. But, his total earnings are not precisely identified.

1. Steven Smith (Total Earning: $1.47 Million)

Australian cricketer Steve Smith is at the top of our list of highest paid cricketers with an approximate earning of $1.47 M. also, he was the captain of his national team of Australia, but unfortunately, he also gets banned from cricket for one year as the part of an association of the cricket ball tampering. Besides, as a batsman, he was playing for Indian Premier League team Rising Pune Supergiant. Also, he plays for the first class New South Wales cricket team and Big Bash League team Sydney Sixers. Steven Smith, the 29-year old player earns around $1.198 M from the contract with the national team that’s the major contributor to his income. And the rest of his incomes come from his gigs with other teams and sponsor.

In the content of the highest paid cricketers of the world, most of the values of the annual incomes of the players are mostly approximate. Specifically, the top three cricketers are who don’t have the exact information of their income. Their precise contract amounts with the teams and the brands they represent not open either party. For example, there’s a high possibility that Kohli earns more than the others. But, as its basis on the official records and best speculations, this is the highest earning cricketers list.

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