Indian Premier League 2021 Top 10 Highest-Paid Cricketers
As the biggest T20 cricket competition in the world, the IPL is viewed by passionate fans the world over and the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in India saw the tournament postponed for a few months.
The action returns in the Autumn of 2021 and there are plenty of big-name players and teams ready to do battle once more. One of the ultimate appeals for players is how lucrative the competition is and there are plenty of players primed to pick up some serious cash for taking part in the IPL this year.
Here is the cric-life.com rundown of the top 10 earners in the IPL 2021:
- 10. David Warner – SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
- 9. Jhye Richardson – PUNJAB KINGS
- 8. Glenn Maxwell – ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
- 7. Kyle Jamieson – ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
- 6. Rishabh Pant – DELHI CAPITALS
- 5. Rohit Sharma – MUMBAI INDIANS
- 4. MS Dhoni – CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
- 3. Pat Cummins – Kolkata Knight Riders
- 2. Chris Morris – RAJASTHAN ROYALS
- 1. Virat Kohli – ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
10. David Warner – SUNRISERS HYDERABAD
125m Rupees – $1.72m
Controversy is never too far away with David Warner involved and the fiery Australian is once again sure to be box office of the IPL 2021. He will be representing Sunrisers Hyderabad once again this term and his runs at the top of the order will be integral.
9. Jhye Richardson – PUNJAB KINGS
140m Rupees – $1.92m
Another Australian taking part in the IPL is Jhye Richardson, the archetypal T20 bowling specialist, that plies his trade in franchise T20 competitions the world over. Pace will be the order of the day for Richardson, who will be looking to take plenty of wickets to justify his significant IPL fee.
8. Glenn Maxwell – ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
142.5m Rupees – $1.96m
Few players in world cricket are as talented as Glenn Maxwell and the Australian will be looking to find form once more in the IPL 2021. The all-rounder is one of the most sought-after players in the game and his ability to win matches when batting, bowling, and fielding makes him hugely valuable.
7. Kyle Jamieson – ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
150m Rupees – $2.06m
Kiwi Kyle Jamieson has become one of the gun players in world cricket over the past few years. His bowling has propelled New Zealand to another level across all formats and he is super destructive with the bat in hand – hence why RCB have spent big money on him.
6. Rishabh Pant – DELHI CAPITALS
150m Rupees – $2.06m
Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is one of the most enigmatic cricketers in the world and he will be integral to the Delhi Capitals bid for success this season. Pant can change a game in an instant, making him the 4th highest-paid Indian player in the competition.
5. Rohit Sharma – MUMBAI INDIANS
150m Rupees – $2.06m
Swashbuckling opening batsman Rohit Sharma is devastating in all conditions, but the IPL is the competition in which he has made his name. Every bowler will fear facing Sharma, who thrives on hitting the ball as hard and as far as he possibly can for Mumbai Indians.
4. MS Dhoni – CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
150m Rupees – $2.06m
A player that needs no introduction, MS Dhoni has retired from international duty with India but his presence in the IPL is as strong as ever. The talismanic approach he takes to both batting and captaincy will be a big factor as Chennai Super Kings push for the IPL glory.
3. Pat Cummins – Kolkata Knight Riders
155m Rupees – $2.1m
Australian seamer Pat Cummins has become one of the best white-ball bowlers in the world in recent years and he will be hoping to help KKR to the IPL glory in 2021. With handy runs down the order too, Cummins is one of the most valuable players in the IPL and he looks to be worth every rupee.
2. Chris Morris – RAJASTHAN ROYALS
162.5m Rupees – $2.2m
South African all-rounder Chris Morris has become one of the biggest names in T20 franchise cricket all over the world in recent seasons and Rajasthan Royals have paid the big bucks for his services. He is capable of winning any game on his own and will have a big point to prove in the IPL 2021.
1. Virat Kohli – ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
170m Rupees – $2.4m
Indian captain Virat Kohli is one of the highest run-scorers in the history of the IPL and his presence can be hugely beneficial. With his unique captaincy style and incredible batting prowess, Kohli is the biggest name in the competition and RCB have spent big to keep him in their ranks this season.
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