17 Richest Cricketers In The World

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17 Richest Cricketers In The World !! In countries like India, Pakistan, and Australia, the most influential cricketers have god-like status. In addition to fame and respect, cricket players also get handsome paychecks.

With an estimated global following of over 2.4 billion, cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. The game is especially popular in South Asia, the United Kingdom, and Commonwealth Nations.

So, what’s happening in one of the most popular sports in the world?

The 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will start in October 2023 and end on November 26, 2023. India is the organizer of the flagship sports event. 

India has some of the richest and greatest cricketers in the world. 

Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Posing For A Picture (Source: Instagram)

In this article, we will explore the top 17 richest cricketers.

Which cricketer do you think is the richest among all? Stick with us to the end to know if your guess was correct!

Now let us get right into our list!

Quick Overview

Here is a brief highlight of our list of wealthiest cricketers. 

Player’s Name Net Worth
17. Suresh Raina $25 million
16. Chris Gayle $25 million
15. Kapil Dev $30 million
14. Sunil Gavaskar $30 million
13. Zaheer Khan $33 million
12. Virender Sehwag $40 million
11. Shane Watson $40 million
10. Shane Warne $50 million
9. Yuvraj Singh $50 million
8. Brian Lara $60 million
7. Virat Kohli $70 million
6. Jacques Kallis $70 million
5. Sourav Ganguly $80 million
4. Ricky Ponting $95 million
3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni $180 million
2. Sachin Tendulkar $200 million
1. Adam Gilchrist $380 million

17 Richest Cricketers

Our primary source of reference for this article is Sports Brief. 

17. Suresh Raina

  • Country: India

The 17th richest cricketer on our list is former international cricketer Suresh Raina. The 36 year-old is the first Indian batter to hit a century in all of three formats of international cricket.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina (Source: Javatpoint)

Raina played domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh and IPL franchise teams. Similarly, he also filled the position of stand-in captain for the Indian men’s national cricket team.

Raina is the second-youngest player to captain the Indian team. He retired from all cricket forms on September 6, 2022.

16. Chris Gayle

  • Country: Jamaica

Chris Gayle is considered one of the greatest batters to play T20 cricket. He plays in all forms of cricket and is the most capped cricketer in international cricket for West Indies.

In his playing career, Gayle was one of the leading runscorers for West Indies in ODIs and T20Is. Similarly, he set multiple records in all formats of the game.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle (Source: Wikipedia)

In addition to playing for the West Indies team, Gayle also played for the IPL franchise teams.

Gayle was part of the West Indies team that played in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

15. Kapil Dev

  • Country: India

Considered one of the greatest all-rounder cricketers, we have ICC Hall of Famer Kapil Dev with a net worth of $30 million.

Wisden named the former cricketer the Indian Cricketer of the Century in 2002.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev (Source: Sports India Show)

Dev was a former captain of the Indian cricket team and was the youngest captain to win the World Cup.

Similarly, he set several world records in his career, which to date still stand firm.

For his contribution, Dev was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhusan in 1982 and 1991, respectively. After his retirement, he coached the Indian national team briefly.

14. Sunil Gavaskar

  • Country: India

For number 14, we have former cricketer and commentator Sunil Gavaskar. He is considered one of the greatest opening batters of all time and is admired for his fast bowling technique.

Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar (Source: IMDb)

Gavaskar was one of the most vicious bowlers in Test history. From 1971 to 1987, he represented India and Bombay.

The Government of India awarded him Arjuna Award and Padma Bhusan. Similarly, Gavaskar became the ICC Cricket Hall of Famer in 2009.

13. Zaheer Khan

  • Country: India

With a whopping net worth of $33 million, we have Zaheer Khan as our number 13. He is a 44 year-old former cricketer considered one of the best Indian fast bowlers.

Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan (Source: Twitter)

Khan played all forms of cricket and is the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test. He was the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2008.

Other than his national team, Khan also played for the Worcestershire in County Cricket. He retired from international cricket in October 2015.

12. Virender Sehwag

  • Country: India

We have Virender Sehwag as number 12 on our list of the 17 richest cricketers. The 44 year-old former cricketer is considered one of the most destructive batters of all time.

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Source: Hindustan Times)

Sehwag played for the Indian team from 1999 to 2013. He was the first Indian cricketer to become the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the world in 2008.

In his career, he also served as the stand-in captain and vice-captain for the Indian national team. He retired from all forms of sport on October 20, 2015.

11. Shane Watson

  • Country: Australia

41 year-old Shane Watson is a former world No.1 T20 all-rounder cricketer. He is considered one of his era’s most influential white ball all-rounders.

Watson played in all three formats of cricket. Aside from the Australian national team, he also played in the IPL.

Between 2011 and 2015, Forbes ranked him the highest-paid non-Indian cricketer in the world.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson (Source: Sky Sports)

On November 2, 2020, Watson retired from all forms of cricket. He was the last player from the Australian golden era team of early 2000 to retire.

10. Shane Warne

  • Country: Australia

Popular as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, Shane Warne is number 10 on our list of the 17 richest cricketers. He played international cricket from 1991 to 2007.

Warne had records like most wickets the bowler took in a Test match, and most Tests run scored, with the highest score of 99. Moreover, he was a revolutionary cricketer.

Shane Warne
Shane Warne (Source: Reuters) 

In his career, Warne also played for the IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals and captained the team.

Unfortunately, he passed away at age 52 on March 4, 2022.

9. Yuvraj Singh

  • Country: India

With a net worth of $50 million, we have Yuvraj Singh. He is a 41 year-old former international cricketer who played all formats of cricket.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh (Source: IMDb)

Singh is an all-rounder who, between 2007 and 2008, served as the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team.

He was diagnosed with a tumor in 2011, which halted his cricket career. After recovering, he made his comeback in the 2012 World T20.

In 2015, Singh became the then-second most expensive player to be cold in IPL history. He retired from all forms of international cricket in 2019.

8. Brian Lara

  • Country: Trinidad and Tobago

53 year-old Brian Lara is widely considered one of the greatest batters. 

Nicknamed “The Prince of Port of Spain” or “The Prince,” the former international cricketer is also an ICC Hall of Famer.

Brian Lara
Brian Lara (Source: The Mirror)

Lara holds several cricket records, including the highest score in first-class cricket and the highest runs in a single over in a Test match.

In 1994 and 1995, Lara was named the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the world. 

7. Virat Kohli

  • Country: India

The third richest cricketer is a 34 year-old international cricketer, Virat Kohli.

He plays domestic cricket for Delhi and the IPL franchise team, Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli
Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli (Source: Al Jazeera)

Kholi previously served as the captain of the Indian national cricket team. In 2013, he ranked world No.1 in the ICC rankings for ODI batters.

Similarly, he holds the record for the fastest score of 24,000 runs in international cricket.

Currently, Kholi is the leading run-scorer in T20 World Cups. His career is decorated with numerous achievements.

On the 2020 Forbes list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, he was rated 66th. 

6. Jacques Kallis

  • Country: South Africa

With a net worth of $70 million, we have Jacques Kallis, one of South Africa’s greatest batters. Now 47 year-old, the former cricket is one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

As of 2022, only Kallis has amassed over 10,000 runs and over 25 wickets in the Test and ODI formats of cricket. Similarly, he is the second-highest Test centuries scorer.

Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis (Source: Instagram)

Kallis was named 2013 Wisden Cricketers of the Year and 2008 Leading Cricketer in the world, among other titles. He was enshrined into the ICC Hall of Famer in 2020.

5. Sourav Ganguly

  • Country: India

Number 5 on our list of the richest cricketer, we have Sourav Ganguly. He is a 50 year-old former captain of the Indian national team.

Ganguly is famously known as Maharaja (King) of Indian cricket. He is one of the leading batsmen in cricket history and the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly (Source: Deccan Herald)

Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack ranked Ganguly as the sixth greatest ODI batter of all time. For his contribution, Ganguly was awarded Padma Shri and Banga Bibhushan Award.

4. Ricky Ponting

  • Country: Australia

Tied with Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting is the next richest cricketer on our list, with a net worth of $95 million. He is one of the most successful captains in the history of international cricket.

Ponting is widely regarded as one of the best batters of the modern era. The 48 year-old is the third cricketer with the highest international centuries scored.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting (Source: Bleacher Report)

In addition to leading the Australian cricket team, Ponting also played for the Big Bash League. He was inducted into the 2018 ICC Hall of Fame.

3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • Country: India

On number 4, we have the former captain of the Indian national team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also known as MS Dhoni.

The 41 year-old has a net worth of $180 million.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Source: Vogue India)

In his career, Dhoni led the Indian cricket team to three ICC trophies, the most by any Indian captain in history.

He also established himself as one of the most successful batters in limited-overs cricket.

From 2007 to 2017, Dhoni played limited overs format, and from 2008 to 2014, he played Test cricket.

He retired from the Test format in 2014, and in 2020, he retired from all formats of cricket.

2. Sachin Tendulkar

  • Country: India

Our second richest cricketer is the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. The former international cricketer is the sport’s greatest batter, known for his batting skills and technique.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Source: ICC Cricket)

In India, Tendulkar is referred to as “The God of Cricket.” He is an all-time highest run-scorer in both the ODI and Test formats.

He represented his home country in international cricket for almost twenty-four years.

Wisden ranked Tendulkar as the second-greatest Test batsman of all time.

Likewise, he was awarded India’s highest-ranking sporting honors and was inducted into the 2019 ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

1. Adam Gilchrist

  • Country: Australia

The richest cricketer on our list is the former international cricketer and captain of the Australian national team, Adam Gilchrist.

The 51 year-old has a net worth of $380 million.

Gilchrist is considered one of the greatest wicket-keeper-batsmen in cricket history. He s also credited for redefining the national team’s role with his aggressive batting style.

Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist (Source: Wikipedia)

Similarly, Gilchrist is also a record-breaking wicketkeeper. He has one of the highest strike rates in ODI and Test format history.

Gilchrist retired from international cricket in 2008 and from all formats in 2013.

Conclusion

These were the top 17 richest cricketers according to their net worth.

Was your guess correct, or were you surprised to know about these cricketers’ estimated worth?

Thank you for sticking to the end of our article!

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