ICC ODI World Cup 2023: 5 Richest Cricketers (Virat Kohli On Top) Playing In The Tournament. As of 2023, cricket is hands down one of the highest-earning sports in the world. In viewership, the sport provides competition and even beats the very best sports leagues in the world, namely the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, NBA, and even NFL. That translates monetarily as well.
Particularly in the last few years, cricket has been a very financially rewarding game and the best players in the sport have earned a lot from it. Indian cricketers are always ahead on the list of highest-earning players in the world, as BCCI gives a whopping salary to its players. Moreover, the existence of the Indian Premier League is making cricketers richer and richer. Apart from that, the players also earn from brand endorsements.
So here are the top 5 richest players playing in the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, in descending order of ranking.
5. Ravindra Jadeja
Being one of the most experienced players in India’s 2023 World Cup squad alongside Ravichandran Ashwin, it is quite obvious that Ravindra Jadeja’s net worth will be quite high, as he has been playing in the IPL (Indian Premier League) and for the Indian national team for quite some time. He also has a pretty good face value and does quite a few advertisements.
Sir Jadeja’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million as of 2023, which is the fifth richest among all the players currently playing in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin might not get a chance in the Indian playing XI in the ongoing 2023 ODI World Cup but he is a part of India’s squad and is thus a part of this list. Ravichandran Ashwin is estimated to have a net worth of $16 million as of 2023, which makes him the fourth richest player in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
Ashwin has had a pretty great career since the very beginning and it is not a surprise that he is one of the richest active Indian cricketers currently.
3. Rohit Sharma
Being the captain of the Indian Cricket Team, it is pretty obvious that Rohit Sharma would have been on this list. Rohit Sharma has an estimated net worth of $26 million as of 2023. He has been one of the highest-earning players in the Indian Premier League for quite some time now and has a brilliant face value too, being the captain of Team India.
2. Steve Smith
Steve Smith is perhaps the richest overseas cricket player and the only player on this list who is not an Indian. Cricket Australia pays decently well too, if not on the level of BCCI. Moreover, Steve Smith has been playing franchise cricket in the IPL, Big Bash League and so on for quite some time. Above that, he also does brand endorsements and sponsorships, which add to the bulk of his earnings. He has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is, without a doubt, the richest active player in the world. In fact, he is also third on the list of highest earning cricketers all-time behind Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, which speaks for itself.
Besides his salary and sponsorship deals, Virat Kohli also invests in companies now and the return from that adds up to a major portion of his earnings. He has an estimated net worth of $126 million.