The Indian Premier League is one of the most fascinating T20 leagues in the world. This year after the start of the first half, BCCI had to postpone the league due to emerging of COVID-19 cases inside the bio-bubble. The tournament is back after a five-month gap. It will be held in UAE. The league is starting in September. In this league, one spot remains constant – the best T20 players in the world at the best league in the world earning the highest salaries in the sport. So now let us share with you the list of highest-paid cricketers in IPL 2021.
1. Virat Kohli
The Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper is the highest paid cricketer in IPL. He is paid 2.4 million USD which is 17 crores rupees in Indian currency.
2. Chris Morris
The South-African and Rajasthan Royal (RR) all-rounder is the highest-ever bid by any player in the history of IPL auction. He is paid 2.2 million USD which is 16.25 crores rupees in Indian currency. The all-rounder bowls at 145kph and hits big sixes which adds all those zeroes to his pay package.
3. Pat Cummins
The Australian and Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) allrounder was the highest bid in the 2020 IPL auction. He picked up 12 wickets in 14 games for KKR in the UAE in the 2020 season. He is paid 2.1 million USD which is 15.5 crores rupees in Indian currency.
4. MS Dhoni
Former Indian skipper and current Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper still earns big bucks at the near age of 40. He earns 2.06 million USD which is 15 crores rupees in Indian currency.
5. Rohit Sharma
The Indian opener, limited-overs vice-captain and current Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper has built the best T20 outfit by winning five trophies in IPL as a captain. He earns 2.06 million USD which is 15 crores rupees in Indian currency.
6. Rishabh Pant
The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper is in vintage form at the international level and all of us expects a lot of fireworks of sixes from him. He earns 2.06 million USD which is 15 crores rupees in Indian currency.
7. Kyle Jamieson
The Kiwi and RCB pacer, who had decimated the Indian batting line-up in WTC (World Test Championship) final was handed a bumper contract of 2.06 million USD which is 15 crores rupees in Indian currency for his efforts.
8. Glenn Maxwell
The Australian and RCB allrounder was once the costliest player in IPL and still stands for the fat contract. This year, he was bid by RCB for 1.96 million USD which is 14.25 crores rupees in Indian currency.
9. Jhye Richardson
The Australian and Punjab Kings (PBKS) pacer topped the wicket-taking charts in the Big Bash League (BBL) and had hit the IPL jackpot. He is paid 1.92 million USD which is 14 crores rupees in Indian currency.
10. David Warner
The former SunRises Hyderabad (SRH) skipper and Australian opener have twice won an orange cap with IPL title in 2016. He was the longest-serving “foreign” captain in the league. He is paid 1.72 million USD which is 12.5 crores rupees in Indian currency.