Over the years, cricket has changed a lot in terms of format, tournament, and much more. Cricket has become faster, more exciting for the young generation crowds who take a lot of interest in shorter formats. With that cricketers nowadays are earning a good amount and are among the highest-paid athletes.
Meanwhile, the game has also got more commercialised and the cricketers are not sticking to cricket for earning their bread and butter. The players are now endorsing various brands to increase their earnings. Renowned cricketers are getting deals which the earlier generation players didn’t think of.
Few tabloids like Sports show and Sportseon takes a peek into the early salaries of cricketers across the globe. We have used those statistics as a reference in this article to give our viewers an insight into how much their favourite stars earn.
Thus, we at Cricket Addictor takes a look at the top ten cricketers across the globe with the highest earning in the year 2019:
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10. STEVE SMITH ($2.4 million)
Steve Smith has been arguably the best when it comes to Test cricket. His grit, determination, and hunger to success have been impeccable. Smith made a superb return from the suspension due to the ball-tampering scandal in 2018.
The former Australia skipper is one of the richest cricketers in the country and also makes it to the list of highest-paid cricketers of 2019. Smith earns most of his money from Central Contract and IPL. He received an amount of Rs 12.5 crore from Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019.
Smith suffered alot of losses due to the ban losing contracts with Qantas, New Balance, and Milo. However, he is up the ladder once again and recently struck a deal with Vodafone.