Top 10 Cricketers Net Worth 2015
10. Suresh Raina -India ($25 Million)
Suresh Raina ( born 27 November 1986) is an Indian professional cricketer. A left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler, he plays for Uttar Pradesh in all forms of domestic cricket and is the vice-captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He has also captained the Indian cricket team and is the second youngest player to captain India. He is the one of the two Indian batsmen to score a century in all three formats of international cricket.
9. Chris Gayle -West Indies ($30 Million)
Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for theWest Indies. Considered as one of the greatest big hitting legends in limited overs cricket, Gayle has set numerous world records in all formats of the game. He captained the West Indies’ Test side from 2007 to 2010. He plays domestic cricket forJamaica, and also represents the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League and the Dhaka Gladiators in the Bangladesh Premier League. He has also represented Worcestershire, the Western Warriors, Sydney Thunder, Barisal Burners, Kolkata Knight Riders and Somerset CCC in his career. He was also selected for team Uva Next for the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League in 2012.
8. Michael Clark -Australia ($34.5 Million)
Michael John Clarke (born 2 April 1981), is a former international cricketer and captain of Australia. He is widely considered one of Australia’s greatest ever batsmen and captains.He led Australia to their 5th Cricket World Cup triumph, when his team defeated New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the MCG. Under his captaincy, Australia whitewashed arch-rivals England 5-0 during the 2013–14 Ashes series down-under & also gained the No. 1 Test ranking from South Africa after a long span of 4 years and 9 months (from August 2009 to April 2014), when Australia defeated South Africa 2-1 in a 3 match Test series, during Australia’s tour of South Africa in 2014. His ODI shirt number of 23 was passed on to him by Shane Warne after his international retirement. Nicknamed “Pup”, he is a right-handed middle-order batsman, an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler and also a slip catcher. He represented New South Wales at a domestic level. In January 2011, Clarke stood down as captain of the Australian Twenty20 cricket team to concentrate on his Test and ODI performance.
7. Rohit Sharma -India ($36 Million)
Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. He is the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.Having started his international career at the age of 20, Sharma quickly came to be pegged by many analysts as a permanent fixture in the Indian cricket team in the next decade. In 2013, he started playing as an opening batsman for IndiaODI team, and performed consistently. He scored consecutive centuries in his first two Test matches against the West Indiesin November 2013, scoring 177 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on debut, followed by a score of 111* in the next Test at theWankhede Stadium in India. He played 108 ODIs before playing his maiden Test.
6. Virender Sehwag -India ($40 Million)
Virender Sehwag (born 20 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer. An aggressive right-handed opening batsman and a part-time right-arm off-spin bowler, he played his first One Day International in 1999 and joined the Indian Test team in 2001. In April 2009, Sehwag became the only Indian to be honoured as the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for his performance in 2008, subsequently becoming the first player of any nationality to retain the award for 2009. Sehwag retired from all forms of International cricket on October 20, 2015.
5. Shane Watson –Australia ($40 Million)
Shane Robert Watson (born 17 June 1981) is an Australian professional cricketer. He plays as a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler. As a fielder, he fields predominantly at first slip.He debuted for the Australian cricket team in 2002, playing his first One Day International against South Africa. While he had become a regular member of the one-day squad, Watson only reached his 50th Test Match for Australia in the fifth Ashes match in January 2014, having debuted against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2005. Despite being allocated to be Australia’s designated Test all-rounder, injuries had often prevented him from claiming his position in the Test team. However, from the second half of 2009, Watson acted as Australian Test opening batsman, along with Simon Katich, but since then, settled into the number three position until his retirement.
4. Gautam Gambhir -India ($44 Million)
Gautam Gambhir born 14 October 1981) is an Indian international cricketer. He is a left-handedopening batsman who plays domestic cricket for Delhi, and captains Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh in 2003, and played his first Test the following year against Australia. Gambhir is the only Indian and one of four international cricketers to have scored five hundreds in five consecutive Test matches. He is the only Indian batsman to have scored more than 300 runs in four consecutive Test series. As of February 2014, he is the highest run-scorer for India in Twenty20 Internationals. Under Gambhir’s captaincy, the Kolkata Knight Riders won their maiden IPL title in 2012 and again in 2014. Fellow Indian team-mate Virender Sehwag called Gambhir “the best Indian opener since Sunil Gavaskar”.
3. Virat Kohli -India ($46 Million)
Virat Kohli ( born 5 November 1988) is an Indian international cricketer. He is a right-handedbatsman and occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. He is the current captain of the Indian team in Test cricket and vice-captain in limited overs formats. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he captains the Royal Challengers Bangalore.After representing Delhi at various age-group levels and domestic cricket, Kohli captained India Under-19s to victory at the2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. A few months later, he made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka. Initially having played as a reserve batsman in the Indian team, he soon established himself as a regular in the middle-order in ODIs. He was part of the Indian squad that won the 2011 World Cup. Kohli played his first Test in 2011 against the West Indies at Kingston. By 2013, he shrugged off the tag of “ODI specialist” with Test hundreds in Australia and South Africa. The same year, he also reached the number one spot in the ICC rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time.
2. Shahid Afridi -Pakishtan ($47 Million)
Shahid Afridi (born Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, also popularly known as Boom Boom Afridi, born on 1 March 1980) is a Pakistani former Test and ODI cricketer and currently the T20I captain. Considered as a legend in Pakistani cricket history, Afridi is regarded as one of the greatest big-hitting cricketers of all time, where he has the longest six of any form of the game.He is known for his aggressive batting style,and previously held the record for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries. He also holds the distinction of having hit the most number of sixes in the history of ODI cricket, and he hit the longest ever six in the history of cricket. Afridi considers himself a better bowler than batsman, and has taken 48 Test wickets and over 350 in ODIs. Currently Afridi is leading the chart of most T20I wickets with 86 wickets from 86 matches. Shahid Afridi has signed to play for Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash league.
1. MS Dhoni -India ($65 Million)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni , commonly known as M. S. Dhoni (born 7 July 1981) is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats. An attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket.He made hisOne Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka.Dhoni holds numerous captaincy records such as most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007–08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In the final of the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni scored 91 not out off 79 balls to take India to victory for which he was awarded the Man of the Match. In June 2013, when India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in England, Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies (World Cup, Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20). After taking up the Test captaincy in 2008, he led the team to series wins in New Zealand and West Indies, and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008, 2010 and 2013. In 2009, Dhoni also led the Indian team to number one position for the first time in the ICC Test rankings. In 2013, under his captaincy, India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series. In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 2010 and 2011 seasons, along with wins in the 2010 and 2014 editions of Champions League Twenty20. He announced his retirement from Tests on 30 December 2014.