Wicketkeeper batsmen have become a crucial element not only in IPL but in any form of the game. Unlike before, glovemen’s role is not restricted to just standing behind the stumps and catching the ball, but also contributing to impactful innings with the bat. Franchises often give the keeper-batsmen more significant responsibilities now than before. We have seen several teams, not only in IPL but also in world cricket, promoting wicketkeepers to the opening position.
Fortunately, they have also repaid the faith by crafting some whirlwind knocks. Along with that, keeper-batsmen are also allowed to captain a team since they are in a better position to gauge the match situation from behind the stumps. Thus, as they grow in their role, they earn enormous money from the IPL and their performances in the marquee T20 league gives them further recognition.
We take a look at the Top 10 wicketkeepers in IPL with highest combined earnings so far:
10. Parthiv Patel – INR 21,91,40,000:
Parthiv Patel might not have a highly decorated IPL career; however, he has been a pretty handy option and did decently with the bat. Parthiv Patel has represented Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2008 to 2019, scoring 2848 runs in 139 games at 22.60.
The southpaw maintained a strike rate of 120.78, scoring 13 fifties. Patel was also part of the Mumbai Indians’ squad that lifted the trophy in 2015 and 2017 and the Chennai Super Kings in 2010. Along with crafting some brisk innings at the opening spot, the Gujarat-born keeper-batsman has also taken 69 catches and affected 19 stumpings.