In the world, very few sports have a fan base like cricket. There is no question that today's cricketers earn well, and some players are wealthy. Even cricket has become the 2nd most popular sport in the world. In the '60s and '70s, when cricket was not that popular, players used to get money only by cricket. But in modern-era cricket, there are many sources of income for cricketers, like endorsements, appearance fees, etc. So, here's a list of ten current richest cricketers from each team.
1. Virat Kohli, India
There is no doubt that Virat Kohli is currently one of the richest cricketers in the world. Also, he has impacted the game with his aggression and passion on the field. Virat Kohli is a player who has redefined test cricket for young generations. His net worth is around $126 million. According to the reports, he is among the most reputed celebrities, as Kohli charges around 8.9 crores for an Instagram post and 2.5 crores for a Twitter post. There are several sources for his income as Kohli is engaged with more than 15 brands and charges around 8.5 crores for shooting an advertisement. Therefore, currently, he is the richest cricketer.
2. Pat Cummins, Australia
The cricket team captain is widely recognized for his outstanding bowling skills. However, beyond his prowess on the cricket field, he has managed to accumulate a worth of $41 million. Pat Cummins derives his income from brand endorsements and advertisements. Additionally, he has participated in cricket leagues, with KKR acquiring him for 14 crores in the 2020 auction. Notably, Pat Cummins also serves as a brand ambassador for Carrera Eyewear.
3. Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan stands out as Bangladesh all-rounder in cricket history. He is known for his ability to make an impact through both batting and bowling. Shakib has also emerged as the cricketer from Bangladesh with an estimated net worth of $40 million. Over the years alone, Shakib Al Hasan's net worth has experienced a remarkable growth of 70%, attributed mainly to his earnings exceeding ten crores solely from IPL engagements. In addition to IPL ventures, Shakib Al Hasan has established endorsement partnerships with brands such as Coca-Cola and Yamaha.
4. Ben Stokes, England
Renowned for his skills on both ends of the game, Ben Stokes currently ranks among the all-rounders globally. His consistent performances in high-stakes matches have solidified his reputation as a player who thrives under pressure. In addition to being a cricketer, Ben Stokes is a cricket player hailing from England. His estimated net worth stands at $13 million. He derives his income from avenues, including social media engagements, brand endorsements, and participation in cricket leagues. Ben Stokes endorses many big brands like Adidas, Red Bull, and Dream 11. Even he has many real estate properties in England.
5. Quinton de Kock, South Africa
Quinton de Kock is the richest cricketer in the South African team. This left-handed opener has a net worth of over $12 million. Quinton has many sources of income, of which brand endorsements and money from different leagues are significant sources. In a few years, he has earned more than 30 crores only from IPL, and de Kock has also worked with many brands like Adidas and SS. He is also interested in cars, as de Kock owns vehicles like Mercedes and Lamborghini.
6. Kane Williamson, New Zealand
Even though New Zealand's cricket board is not among the richest, New Zealand's skipper, Kane Williamson, is currently the wealthiest cricketer in New Zealand. He also deserves it, as he has won the test championship as a captain and ably led his team. Kane Williamson has an accumulated net worth of around $11 million. He earns very well from IPL, and Kane has signed endorsements with Rockit, Powerade, and Royal Stag.
7. Babar Azam, Pakistan
Pakistan has always been known for its great batters. Babar Azam is one of them in the current team as he is becoming the next star of Pakistan's cricket. Babar is also the fastest batsman to reach the milestone of 5,000 runs in ODI cricket. He is the wealthiest player in Pakistan's team, as his net worth stands at $5 million. Babar's primary source of income comes from PSL, as Babar gets two crores every year from PSL. He has also done brand deals with some known brands like Oppo and Gray-Nicolls.
8. Rashid Khan, Afghanistan
Afghanistan is coming as one of the best-emerging teams in cricket, and Afghanistan's sensational spinner, Rashid Khan, has contributed to his team's success. He is the wealthiest player in Afghanistan's team. Rashid has made a net worth of $4 million by doing several brand deals and playing in different leagues. In IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans took him for 15 crores. Rashid Khan has also worked with some of the most established brands like My11Circle and Monster Energy.
9. Dasun Shanaka, Sri Lanka
We all know that Sri Lankan cricket is going through hard times, as the Sri Lankan cricket board is not doing that well. But, many players have made their good net worth. Dasun Shanaka is the richest cricketer in the Sri Lankan team. Currently, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million. As a captain, he also gets a 1.5 crore annual salary from his cricket board. Besides his salary, Dasun Shanaka has connected himself with Orange Electric and CIPM as a brand ambassador.
10. Bas de Leede, Netherlands
Many of us do not know, but this Netherlands player has the same net worth as Sri Lanka's skipper. Even though these countries do not play much cricket, Bas de Leede is the richest from the Netherlands team. He has a net worth of $3 million from playing in different leagues, tournaments, and brand deals. Bas de Leede has Gray-Nicolls as his sponsor and is also an ambassador of Sportco representative.