Over the years, cricket has changed a lot in terms of format, tournament, and much more. Cricket has become faster, more exciting for the young crowd, and also became one of the highest paying sports in the world. The cricketers have enormous opportunities to earn well from the international and league tournaments, as well as from their sponsors. Let’s take a look at the top 10 highest paid cricketers!
Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in the World
This list is about the highest paid cricket players in the world right now. All the players enlisted here are currently active in the domestic and international cricket. While making this list, we mostly concentrated on the national team salary and domestic/franchise team salary. Besides knowing about the highest paid, you can also check our richest cricketers of all-time list.
10. Yuvraj Singh
Total income in 2020: $3.5 Million / ₹23.75 Crores
Team: India and Mumbai Indians
No one can deny the contribution of this 38-year-old batsman in the rise of the Indian team after 2002. Considered as one of the best hard-hitters of cricket, Yuvraj Singh created a buzz in the media after scoring 6 sixers of 6 balls. Besides, he played a crucial role in India’s 2011 World Cup and 2007 T20 World Cup victory. He also earned praises for his glorious comeback after battling with cancer. He recently announced his retirement from international cricket on 9th June 2019.
BCCI recently ripped off the central contract of Yuvraj Singh. Besides, Kings XI Punjab bought him for just 2 crores INR in the last IPL auction. However, he will play for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. He has earned nearly $3.5 million this year, majorly due to his endorsement contracts. Yuvi is currently associated with brands like Puma, Sports365, Ulysse Nardin, Xbox 306, and Codemasters. He also has his signature apparel brand called ‘YWC by Yuvraj Singh’.
9. Michael Clarke
Total income in 2020: $3.9 Million / ₹26.46 Crores
Team: Australia and Sydney Thunder
One of the most successful cricket captains of all time, Clarke, holds the ninth spot in the list of the highest paid cricketers in 2020. The World Cup-winning Aussie has earned praises for being one of the best Australian athletes during his heydays. He helped the ‘Baggy Greens’ to secure the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015. Shortly after, he announced his retirement from the international circuit. However, he played for several domestic teams such as the Pune Warriors and Sydney Thunder.