South African cricketers are known for their performances in the highest level. Players such as Dale Steyn, AB Devilliers and Faf Du Plessis are some of the most prominent names in the most famous South African Cricketers to play the game.
In this article, we look at the top 10 Highest Paid Cricketers in South Africa:
|Rank||Player’s Name||Net Worth|
|1.||AB De Villiers||$3 million|
|2.||Chris Morris||$2.4 million|
|3.||Faf du Plessis||$1.2 million|
|4.||Kagiso Rabada||$1.07 million|
|5.||Quinton de Kock||$0.87 million|
|6.||David Miller||$0.67 million|
|7.||Lungi Ngidi||$0.29 million|
|8.||Temba Bavuma||$0.25 million|
|9.||Farhaan Behardien||$0.20 million|
|10.||Rassie van der Dussen||$0.16 million|
AB De Villiers
AB de Villiers is largely considered as one of the all-time great batsmen. He’s noted for his unconventional strokes, particularly from behind the wickets.
Among his fans, the 37-year-old is known as ‘Superman’ and ‘Mr. 360.’ In this list of the highest-paid South African cricketers, he is the highest-paid Proteas cricketer each year. His IPL earnings are 11 INR crores a year, which he earns as a member of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). His total annual income is estimated to be over $3 million.
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Chris Morris is the highest-paid cricketer in South Africa on a yearly basis. Morris is a right-arm fast bowler who can both bat and bowl well.
The 34-year-old allrounder is one of the best pace bowling allrounders in the game and has helped his various teams win matches. He has formerly represented the Highveld Lions, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Sydney Thunder, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Rajasthan Royals, and other clubs.
Faf du Plessis
Another well-known South African cricketer is Faf du Plessis. In all three formats of the game, he has captained South Africa.
Faf is a right-handed top-order batsman who can help build innings and even finish them. He is regarded as one of South Africa’s most successful captains. Many T20 franchises have already used him, including Quetta Gladiators, Paarl Rocks, St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Rising Pune Super Giants, Melbourne Renegades, and others.
Kagiso Rabada is a world-class fast bowler who excels in all formats. Rabada has progressed from a youthful beginner to the leader of South Africa’s pace attack.
Rabada is currently one of the highest-paid South African cricketers, ranking fourth in terms of yearly earnings, with a total yearly earnings of over 8 INR Cr, including $2.5 Lakh in annual compensation from the South African Cricket Board.
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock is a brilliant wicketkeeper-batsman who has also represented South Africa at the international level. De Kock, along with Jos Buttler, is regarded as one of the greatest wicketkeeper batters in the world at the moment.
The 28-year-old left-handed batsman is the South African cricket team’s fifth highest paid cricketer in terms of annual salary. From all of his sources of income, he earns roughly 6.5 INR Cr ($8.7 lakh).
The 31-year-old cricketer is a renowned finisher and a left-handed middle-order batsman. He’s also a fantastic fielder who has captained the national T20I team.
Miller is the sixth most paid South African cricketer, with a total income of about 5 INR Cr. He’s also a long-time member of the Indian Premier League, where he played for the Punjab Kings. He is now a member of the Rajasthan Royals in India’s best T20 competition. Miller has played for the Punjab Kings, the Hobart Hurricanes, the Jamaica Tallawahs, the Rajasthan Royals, and the Gujarat Titans, among others.
Lungi Ngidi is a talented fast bowler who has progressed up the ranks in recent years. Ngidi is a right-arm pace bowler who can consistently bowl at 140 kilometers per hour or more.
The 25-year-old fast bowler ranks seventh among South African cricketers in terms of annual earnings. He makes around 2.2 crore Indian rupees, which includes his IPL salary from playing for MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings.
Since the 2018 IPL season, Ngidi has been with CSK. His IPL deal pays him 50 lakh INR and he is regarded Rabada’s long-time pace bowling partner. In the South African domestic circuit, he plays for Titans.
Temba Bavuma is a talented right-handed batter who is now the South African white ball skipper. Bavuma is currently recognized as one of South Africa’s greatest batsmen in terms of batting technique.
The 30-year-old cricketer is ranked eighth in the top-paid South African players list each year. From all of his sources of income, he earns roughly 1.9 INR Cr every year.
Bavuma plays in the Mzansi Super League (MSL), a top SA domestic T20 league, in addition to his central cricket board contract. In South Africa, he plays for the Lions.
Farhaan Behardien is a batting allrounder who specializes in limited-overs cricket. Behardien is a right-handed attacking batsman who bats in the middle order and also has the ability to bowl medium pace.
The 37-year-old allrounder has played limited-overs cricket for South Africa and has also captained the T20I squad in a series. He is now off the radar of South African selectors for the national team.
In terms of the highest money earned by a South African cricketer in a year, Behardien is ranked ninth. By participating in various T20 competitions around the world, he earns an estimated 1.5 INR crore. In the Indian Premier League, he represented Punjab Kings, and in the Mzansi Super League, he represented Cape Town Blitz.
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Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen is a right-handed top-order batsman from South Africa who came late to the game. He made his debut in 2018 when he was 29 years old.
In all three versions, Dussen is a regular member of the Proteas squad. Over the last two years, he’s demonstrated some consistency with the bat. He just became the oldest South African cricketer to score his first century in an ODI match, at the age of 32 years and 54 days.
Dussen is the tenth highest-paid South African cricketer, earning roughly 1.2 crore rupees per year. He is on South Africa’s centrally contracted players list.