The biggest cricketing festival is just around as the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) is starting this April 9. The cash-rich league is so massive that it is contributing a significant amount directly to the Indian economy. The players across the globe prioritize the league as the economics involved are pretty hefty. Every cricketer dream to play in IPL but who are the top 10 highest paid cricketers in IPL 2022.
Top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in IPL 2022
It is the most attractive T20 cricket league as players are paid huge sums of money. Let’s find who are the highest paid cricket players in IPL 2022.
10. David Warner
The 34-year-old Australian Opener who captains the Sunrisers Hyderabad is paid ₹12 Crores after being retained in the 2018 IPL mega auction. He has impressed the Indian fans on the field with his quick-fire start to innings and off the field with hilarious Instagram Reels.
9. Jhye Richardson
Punjab Kings snapped the 24-year-old lanky Australian fast bowler in this auction for ₹14 Crores after fending off interest from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was impressive in the 2022 Big Bash tournament with Perth Scorchers with 29 wickets who finished as runner-ups in the tournament.
8. Glenn Maxwell
After a flurry of bids between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Glenn Maxwell was brought by the men in red for ₹14.25 Crores. The Australian has not been at his best with Punjab in recent seasons but will be hoping to make a strong statement this time around.
7. Kyle Jamieson
Royal Challengers Bangalore brought the 6ft8in tall New Zealand all-rounder for ₹15 Crores. He got his career-best test figures of 11 for 117 in the second Test against Pakistan. Jamieson is the highest-paid New Zelaland cricketer in IPL 2022.
6. Rishabh Pant
The new Delhi capital skipper was retained as the first choice in the 2018 IPL mega auction. He is being paid the ₹15 Crores that is paid in default for the initial retention. He was vital for the recently concluded series against Australia and England with match-winning knocks.
5. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma will be playing with the Mumbai Indians for the 10th season this year after and is the most successful captain in the league winning it 5 times. He earns ₹15 Crores with the Mumbai Indians and is one of the 4 players to have scored more than 5000 runs in IPL.
4. Mahindra Singh Dhoni
MS Dhoni has a strong bond with the franchise and the city as he is integrated with India Cements and owns a football franchise based in Chennai. After being brought for the most expensive player in the initial auction, he has been with the franchise for more than 10 years. He pockets ₹15 Crores as well.
3. Pat Cummins
Kolkata Knight Riders shelled out ₹15.5 Crores for the Australian fast bowler after rejoining the team after being played with them in the 2014 season. Pat Cummins is a vital clog with the Kangaroos and is currently the vice-captain of the team. Cummins is the highest-paid Australian cricketer in IPL 2022.
2. Chris Morris
South African All-Rounder Chris Morris is the highest-paid foreign cricketer in IPL 2022 when 4 teams competed to get his services in the 2022 auction. Rajasthan Royals succeeded in signing him for a record ₹16.5 Crores and will be his second stint with the club after playing with them in the 2015 season.
1. Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is the highest paid cricketers in IPL 2022 after negotiating a superior ₹17 Crore deal with them back in 2018. Kohli is the highest run-getter in the league and has been an integral part of RCB since joining them on a youth contract back in 2008.