Highest-Paid Caribbean Premier League Players
Though the pay packets of the highest-paid players in the CPL may pale in comparison to the IPL, it is still good money for most cricketers. In 2020, players had to take a pay cut due to the Covid-19 pandemic which affected gate money. The top pay package was $112,000 which was given to eight players followed by $91,000 earned by seven players.
|Highest-Paid Players in CPL 2020|
|Players||Base Salary||Team||Contract Holder||Year|
|Rashid Khan||$112,000||Barbados Tridents||Overseas||2020|
|Corey Anderson||$112,000||Barbados Tridents||Overseas||2020|
|Mitchell Santner||$112,000||Barbados Tridents||Overseas||2020|
|Imran Tahir||$112,000||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Overseas||2020|
|Andre Russell||$112,000||Jamaica Tallawahs||Local||2020|
|Chris Lynn||$112,000||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Overseas||2020|
|Dwayne Bravo||$112,000||Trinbago Knight Riders||Local||2020|
|Lendl Simmons||$112,000||Trinbago Knight Riders||Local||2020|
|Jason Holder||$91,000||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Local||2020|
|Nicholas Pooran||$91,000||Guyana Amazon Warriors||Local||2020|
|Brandon King||$91,000||Jamaica Tallawahs||Local||2020|
|Ben Dunk||$91,000||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Overseas||2020|
|Sandeep Lamichhane||$91,000||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||Local||2020|
|Mohammad Nabi||$91,000||St Lucia Zouks||Overseas||2020|
|Kieron Pollard||$91,000||Trinbago Knight Riders||Local||2020|
- Top Highest-Paid CPL Players
- 1. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) – $112,000
- 2. Corey Anderson (New Zealand) – $112,000
- 3. Mitchell Santner (New Zealand) – $112,000
- 4. Imran Tahir (South Africa) – $112,000
- 5. Andre Russell (West Indies) – $112,000
- 6. Chris Lynn (Australia) – $112,000
- 7. Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) – $112,000
- 8. Lendl Simmons (West Indies) – $112,000
Top Highest-Paid CPL Players
Now, let’s take a closer look at the bios and stats of the highest-paid players in the Caribbean Premier League in 2020.
1. Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) – $112,000
Rashid Khan is just 22 overs old but is arguably the best white-ball leggie in the world. Therefore, he is a popular choice for T20 franchises around the world including Adelaide Strikers in the BBL and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
In the CPL, he played for Barbados Tridents in 2020. Earlier, he played in this league in 2017.
In total, Rashid has featured in 22 CPL games so far, in which he has claimed 25 wickets at a 20.8 average, a 6.3 economy rate and a 19.9 strike rate. His best bowling figures are 3/15.
2. Corey Anderson (New Zealand) – $112,000
Corey Anderson of New Zealand is famous for his power hitting skills and is a handy medium pacer too. He is also a sought-after name in T20 franchise cricket and has featured in the squads of Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
In the 2020 CPL, Anderson played for Barbados Tridents. In total, he starred in 7 matches, in which he cracked 53 runs at a 7.6 average and an 86.9 scoring rate. Anderson’s highest score was 31.
3. Mitchell Santner (New Zealand) – $112,000
Left-handed Mitchell Santner of New Zealand is a valuable all-rounder in all three formats for his country. In the IPL, he has represented Chennai Super Kings.
In the 2020 CPL, Santner appeared for Barbados Tridents. He featured in a total of 9 matches last season, scoring 145 runs at a 48.3 average and a 115.1 scoring rate with the highest score of 36.
Santer took 6 wickets in the CPL 2020 at a 23.0 average, a 5.6 economy rate and a 24.7 strike rate with the best figures of 2/10.
4. Imran Tahir (South Africa) – $112,000
Along with Rashid Khan, Imran Tahir is one of the leading leggies in white-ball cricket. He has played for various T20 franchises around the world including Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL.
In the CPL, Guyana Amazon Warriors paid Tahir $112,000 for his participation in the 2020 edition. He has played in this competition from 2018 to 2020.
In total, Tahir has appeared in 32 CPL matches so far, bagging 47 scalps at a 15.3 average, a 5.8 economy rate and a 15.8 strike rate with the best figures of 4/22.
5. Andre Russell (West Indies) – $112,000
Andre Russell is a leading all-rounder in T20 franchise cricket and has played for Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
CPL team Jamaica Tallawahs paid Russell $112,000 for the 2020 season. He has played in this league from 2013 to 2020, starring in a total of 66 games, in which he has smashed 1,331 runs at a 32.5 average and a 173.1 scoring rate with 5 fifties and 2 hundreds. Russell’s highest CPL score is 121 not out.
Russell has snared 58 CPL wickets at a 25.1 average, an 8.5 economy rate and a 17.7 strike rate with the best bowling figures of 4/23.
6. Chris Lynn (Australia) – $112,000
Chris Lynn is a white-ball specialist who has played in many T20 leagues around the world. In the BBL, he has appeared for Brisbane Heat. In the IPL, Lynn has starred for Deccan Chargers, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the CPL, he has played for Guyana Amazon Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs and St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.
St Kitts & Nevis paid Lynn $112,000 for the 2020 edition. He has taken part in 4 seasons of the CPL so far, appearing in a total of 40 games, in which he has clobbered 880 runs at a 25.1 average and a 127.2 scoring rate with 4 fifties. Lynn’s highest CPL score is 86.
7. Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) – $112,000
Dwayne Bravo is another player who prioritises T20 franchise cricket over Tests. He has played for Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Bravo has starred in the CPL from 2013 to 2020.
Trinbago Knight Riders paid Bravo $112,000 for the 2020 CPL edition. Overall, he has featured in 79 CPL games, smashing 965 runs at a 23.0 average and a 135.5 scoring rate with 2 fifties. Bravo’s highest CPL score is 67.
Bravo has claimed 106 wickets in the CPL at a 22.0 average, an 8.6 economy rate and a 15.4 strike rate with 1 five-for. His best CPL figures are 5/23.
8. Lendl Simmons (West Indies) – $112,000
Lendl Simmons is another globetrotting T20 expert who can start blasting from the first ball as he is an opener. He has played for leading franchises such as Karachi Kings, Brisbane Heat and Mumbai Indians.
Trinbago Knight Riders paid Simmons $112,000 for the 2020 CPL season. He has featured in a total of 82 matches in the CPL from 2013 to 2020, blasting 2,436 runs at a 33.8 average and a 120.4 strike rate with 19 fifties and the highest score of 97.
Trinbago Knight Riders’ fees of $112,000 each to Dwayne Bravo and Lendl Simmons for the 2020 CPL edition were worth it as they helped the team win the title.
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