Updated: 25 2022

Indian Premier League is the highest-paid cricket league across the globe. The money involved in this mega event is enormous. The players get a hefty salary to play for a season. This salary aspect of IPL attracts superstars of the current generation to feature in this cash-rich league.

A few players earn far more than what they get from their respective boards as the annual salary.

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Let us see the top 6 players who earn more from the IPL than their national team contract

Rashid Khan

The Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan tops this list. He plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rashid Khan is one of the best t20 bowlers currently playing cricket. His bowling skill is top-notch. He can also play valuable cameos while batting lower down the order.

He gets 72.2 lakh annually from the Afghanistan cricket board. However, his current IPL salary is INR 9.7 crores. Rashid Khan is very young and has a lot of time to become one of the greatest spinners.

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David Warner

The next player on this list is the pocket-rocket, David Warner. Warner is a veteran cricketer from Australia. He has been instrumental in giving Australia some memorable starts.

David Warner plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. However, it is almost certain that SRH might release him due to the rift in the team during IPL 2021 mid-way. Warner gets 12 crores from SRH, while Cricket Australia pays him 2.6 crores annually.

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Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins is one of the highest-paid cricketers in IPL. His current IPL salary is 16 crores. He is part of Kolkata Knight Riders. On the other hand, while playing for Australia, Pat Cummins gets 4.1 crores annually.

This is almost 25% of his IPL price money. Pat Cummins is famous for his lethal pace and bounce, and sometimes he can also play the long handle with the bat.

Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer is regarded as one of the rising stars of West Indies cricket. His ability to hit boundaries with ease is his strength. Though he has a short height, he can still muscle the ball over the ropes quickly. West Indies board pays him INR 1.7 crores annually.

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On the other hand, his IPL franchise Delhi Capitals pays him INR 7.75 crores. If he continues to play the way he is doing for DC, he can get a much higher IPL bid.

Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has evolved over the years to be one of the most talked-about players in International cricket. He is regarded as one of the best all-rounders currently playing cricket. Hardik Pandya can hit sixes with ease. He is a see ball-hit-ball player.

Hardik also bowls handy medium pace and has played a vital role in picking wickets at the crucial interval for India. Playing for Mumbai Indians, he gets INR 11 crores. In contrast, BCCI pays him 5 crores annually.


Virat Kohli

We might feel amazed finding Virat Kohli on the list. But if we try to analyze this, we observe that Virat Kohli’s IPL salary and salary from team India has a big difference.

Playing for RCB, he gets paid INR 17 crores for VIVO IPL 2021 & 16 Cr for IPL 2022 retention. However, being in the top bracket in the BCCI annual contract list, he gets paid INR 7 crores annually. This is ten crores less than his IPL salary.