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Highest-Paid Players of Caribbean Premier League

Caribbean Premier League has turned out to be a money-spinning machine for top cricketers who earn an insane amount of money during CPL auctions. The earnings of the highest-paid Caribbean Premier League Players might look pale in comparison to the Indian Premier League earnings, but they are substantial enough to complement their lifestyle. In 2020, CPL players had to take a pay cut due to the Covid-19 pandemic but it is still good money for most cricketers. The top pay package of the CPL players was $112,000 that was divided amongst eight players.

Rashid Khan, the young Afghan sensation is the highest paid cpl players fetching a price of $112,000 in the last edition of the CPL, where he played for the Barbados Tridents franchise. Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, and Imran Tahir are other top paid players who earn up to $160,000 in the Caribbean premier league.

Covid19 pandemic in 2020 changed the equations of CPL players’ salaries as they had to take a steep cut due to no revenue from ticket sales. There were no spectators in the stadiums as strict safety protocols and social distancing norms were put in place to avoid the spread of transmission. The new contracts were offered to the players with a 30 percent pay cut which substantially reduced their earnings.

Below is the list of highest-paid players of Caribbean Premier League:

 

Rashid Khan $112,000 Barbados Tridents 2020
Corey Anderson $112,000 Barbados Tridents 2020
Mitchell Santner $112,000 Barbados Tridents 2020
Imran Tahir $112,000 Guyana Amazon Warriors 2020
Andre Russell $112,000 Jamaica Tallawahs 2020
Chris Lynn $112,000 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 2020
Dwayne Bravo $112,000 Trinbago Knight Riders 2020
Lendl Simmons $112,000 Trinbago Knight Riders 2020
Jason Holder $91,000 Guyana Amazon Warriors 2020
Nicholas Pooran $91,000 Guyana Amazon Warriors 2020
Brandon King $91,000 Jamaica Tallawahs 2020
Ben Dunk $91,000 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 2020
Sandeep Lamichhane $91,000 St Kitts & Nevis Patriots 2020
Mohammad Nabi $91,000 St Lucia Zouks 2020
Kieron Pollard $91,000 Trinbago Knight Riders 2020

 

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) $112,000

Rashid Khan is arguably the best white-ball leg spinner in the world in T20 format. This makes him  a popular choice for  T20 franchises held worldwide in different countries. He has played for 22 Caribbean Premier League games so far, claiming 25 wickets at an average of 20.8 with a 6.3 economy rate and a 19.9 strike rate. His best bowling figures are 3 for15. 

Corey Anderson (New Zealand) $112,000

Corey Anderson of New Zealand is an all-rounder known for his hard-hitting batting skills and medium-paced bowling. He is a sought-after name in T20 franchise cricket and has featured in the squads of Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. In the 2020 Caribbean Premier League, Corey Anderson played for Barbados Tridents in seven matches and made 53 runs at an average of 7.6 average and the scoring rate of 86.9. 

Mitchell Santner (New Zealand) – $112,000

Mitchell Santner is a left-handed all-rounder from New Zealand with an excellent track record in batting bowling. In the 2020 edition of Caribbean Premier League, Mitchell Santner played for Barbados Tridents and featured in a total of nine matches scoring 145 runs at a 48.3 average and a 115.1 scoring rate. He took six wickets at 23.0 average, a 5.6 economy rate and a 24.7 strike rate.

Imran Tahir (South Africa) – $112,000

Imran Tahir has emerged as one of the leading leg spinners in the T20 cricket format. He has played for several T20 franchises including Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings, and Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League. In total, Imran Tahir has played 32 Caribbean Premier League matches with 47 wickets at an average of 15.3, economy rate of 5.8 and strike rate of 15.8 with the best bowling figures of 4 for 22.

Andre Russell (West Indies) – $112,000

Andre Russell has proved his mettle as a prolific all-rounder in Caribbean Premier League and Indian Premier League. Russell was paid $112,000 for CPL team Jamaica Tallawahs for the 2020 season. He has played in this league from 2013 to 2020, featuring in 66 games, and scoring 1,331 runs at a 32.5 average and a 173.1 scoring rate.  

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