Women were always waiting for one chance to showcase their caliber and change the perspective of society towards them; they have proved to the whole world with their hard work and willpower. Not only in education, but in sports as well, their performance has been brilliant. They are also showing growth in the most beloved sport – Cricket. People are more interested in the men’s cricket team, but women’s cricket team also gains audience and fame. Many of these women players complement the phrase that, ‘women are no less than men’. In this article, we will talk about Top ten wealthy women cricketers in the world who have brought life to the game of cricket.
1. Ellyse Perry
Ellyse, an Australian cricketer and a footballer who has represented her country in two sports and is also the only player to debut in Football and Cricket at a very young age. Her incredible efforts and hard work result in making her the top in the Top 10 List. Her net worth is 95.32 lakhs per annum which is above all other women cricketers.
2. Meg Lanning
The current captain of the Australian Women Cricket team stands at the second position in the list of Top ten wealthiest women cricketers; she is one of the most successful captains till now and earns 95.30 lakhs annually. Her hard work immensely pays off and she is the inspiration for many in the world. I think you are inspired as well, am I right?
3. Smriti Mandhana
The ‘Wonder Woman of the Indian Cricket Team’ and national crush is making India proud day by day with her incredible performance. She has helped the Indian Cricket Team of women reach a different level. ‘Jersey Number 18’ is ruling the hearts of people, right alongside Virat Kohli. Her net worth is 50 lakhs per annum which makes her grab 3rd position in the Top 10 list.
4. Mithali Raj
The Captain of the Indian Women Cricket team became the first woman to complete 20 years in international cricket. Mithali Raj has made us believe that nothing is impossible if done with full passion and dedication; she excelled in her entire cricket journey and changed the outlook of people towards Indian women cricketers. She grabbed the fourth position on the list of wealthiest women cricketers with a net worth of approx. 50 Lakhs.
5. Cecelia Joyce
The Irish right-handed batsman and leg-break bowler played her final match in 2018. But surprisingly, she announced her return to competitive cricket play in Woman Super-Series for Typhoons after some injuries to players of the original squad. She is one of the wealthiest women cricketers and carries a net worth of around $1 million to $5 million.
6. Harmanpreet Kaur
Here comes the Arjuna Awardee, Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur. Making her debut in her 20s against Pakistan to being the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the T20s World Cup made everyone compliment her journey. Her earning is not high as compared to male cricketers and receives 48 lakhs per annum.
7. Sarah Taylor
Sarah, wicket Keeper and a right-handed player of the cricket team of England, is an international crush and a commendable player. She is the youngest player to make a thousand runs in ODI at 19 years of age, which makes her fans even more fascinated by her game. Her net worth of 46.8 lakhs per annum complements her journey by putting her at the 7th position in the Top 10 list of wealthiest women cricketers.
8. Holly Ferling
Ferling, an Australian woman cricketer, represents her country in all formats as a right-arm medium-fast bowler. But her performance is not that complimented because of the fans’ high expectations. Despite her average performance, she is in the Top 10 list with a net worth of 40 lakhs per annum.
9. Sana Mir
Sana Mir, former Pakistani cricket player and captain of the women’s cricket team, played as an all-rounder who excels in every format. Ranking first in ICC Rankings for the best bowler in 2018 beautifies her journey even more. Her net worth is 30 lakhs and yes, it is less in comparison with her commendable performance but she nailed her cricket journey.
10. Dane van Niekerk
Dane is a South African cricketer who became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in WODI and inspired everyone. Her all-rounder performance with both the bat and the ball shows her hard work and passion towards her dream and her annual earning is 28.6 lakhs. With all these achievements, she is in the Top 10 list of wealthiest women cricketers.