The South African Cricket Board recently released a contract list for 2021-22. The Central Contract List for 2021-22 includes 16 South African cricket players. Temba Bavuma is the captain of the South African cricket team in ODI and T20I matches. In Test cricket, Dean Eldar is the captain of South Africa. So, here is the whole list of South African Cricket Players Salary 2021-22, Central Contract, Match Fees, and Highest-Paid Players.

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The pay of a South African cricket player varies depending on their position. SA cricket salary ranges from lower to higher at each level of amateur, provincial, and international cricket. Faf du Plessis was on an R6.1 million annual retainer through sources in May 2021. In South Africa, that's a sizable sum for a top-level cricket player's wage. However, since du Plessis has retired from Test cricket and does not appear to be in contention for ODI or T20I selection, the number will drop.

10. Rassie Van Der Dussen [$ 1.6 lack]

Van der Dussen, a top-order batsman for the Lions in South Africa, averages more than 40 in first-class and List A cricket but has a low scoring rate in T20s. He's a one-of-a-kind bowler, a part-time leggie who can go for a few runs while also collecting wickets. Even at the age of 30, van Der Dussen is likely to be on the radar for a national call-up if his bowling skills can be improved.

9. Hardus Viljoen [$ 2 lack]

Hardus considered travelling to New Zealand to pursue his career after being overlooked by the national selection despite regular performances in the home circuit. The 2014/15 season was a watershed moment for him, as he topped the bowling rankings with 47 scalps at an average of 23.02, earning him a call-up to the national team.

8.  Temba Bavuma [$ 2.5 lack]

Temba Bavuma isn't the most visually appealing batsman globally, but despite his flaws, he has developed into a valuable Test player for South Africa. The slight right-hander has a strong defence and may be difficult to remove. Bavuma was coached by former South African first-class cricketer Geoffrey Toyana and made his first-class debut for Gauteng in 2008. He was signed by the Lions after only three seasons. He had a successful second season, and his consistent efforts led to him being made the squad’s vice-captain in 2013-14.

7. Lungi Ngidi [$ 2.96 lack]

In January 2018, Ngidi made his Test debut against India in Centurion, replacing Dale Steyn, who had injured his heel in the first Test at Newlands, Cape Town. He caught a six-for on debut and impressed everyone with his pace, aggression, and attitude. In his maiden Test, he famously set up a furious Virat Kohli by bowling three balls outside off before angling one on the pads and trapping India's captain in front, allowing South Africa to win the Test and take a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

6. David Miller [$ 6.7 lack]

Miller is a left-handed hitter with a reputation for striking for power. In the 2007-08 season, he made his Dolphins debut at 17. In that season, he only averaged 12.33 yards per carrying as the Dolphins finished fifth. In the 2009-10 season, he was able to turn things around by hitting for the cycle. Even though the outcomes were not in his team's favour, he finished with 374 runs. He was named in the South Africa 'A' team for a limited-overs series against Bangladesh A, where he continued his fine form by hitting 195 runs at an average of 65 in five games.

5. Quinton De Kock [$ 8.7 lack]

South African star Quinton de Kock is one of them. Some of his achievements at such a young age are astonishing, and it's easy to see why he's already being lauded as a future great. De Kock is not just a great batter, but he also offers a lot of value to the club by wearing gloves. If Kagiso Rabada's bowling chances in the 2019 World Cup are contingent on him, so is Quinton de Kock's batsmanship. De Kock will be South Africa's primary batter in this edition, and his ability to read the game from behind the wickets will be beneficial to Faf du Plessis. De Kock will be competing in his second World Cup, having played in the 2015 edition.

4.  Kagiso Rabada [$ 1.07 million]

Rewind to the 2014 Under-19 World Cup, when Rabada wreaked havoc on the Australian line-up with a 6/25 spell in which he consistently struck the mid-140s. He concluded the competition as his team's greatest wicket-taker after powering them to the final with his miserly and penetrative bowling. When he returned to South Africa with the elusive Cup of Glory, his outstanding efforts were recognized, and he was offered a contract with the Highveld Lions.

3. Faf Du Plessis [$1.2 million]

Du Plessis' calm and collected demeanour in the middle meant that he was a natural fit for international cricket, especially in a team that has been dubbed "ch**ers" since before anybody can remember. His traditional, all-conditions technique and relentless approach at the crease make him a tremendous asset in the age of T20 cricket. His ability to make it big is also a testimonial of his versatility. Following a controlled 50 in his ODI debut against India in January 2011, he continued his great form in the World Cup, notably guiding his side to victory in a high- pressure run chase against eventual World Champions India.

2. Chris Morris [$ 2.4 million]

Looking at Chris Morris on the field, it's difficult not to marvel how he hasn't played more for South Africa than he has. He provides for a legitimate all-around option that most teams would open their doors for, especially in limited-overs games, with his ability to turn up the speed gun while creating strong bounce, as well as some well-documented hitting skills.

1. AB De Villiers [$ 3 million]

Some cricketers' ascension to the top result from hours of dedication and hard effort, while others owe their success to a wealth of talent and innate ability. Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is that guy who has both the attributes set to maximum and then some. De Villiers has risen through the ranks to become one of the best batsmen in the world, as well as one of the most adaptable batsmen in all formats. When he's on form, de Villiers can dismantle any bowling attack with his wide range of strokes on both sides of the wicket. The South African Avant-revolutionary garden's innovation often left bowlers agape if his orthodoxy is compact and aesthetically beautiful.