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Indian Cricketers' Salaries for year 2023

Published at :February 6, 2024 at 4:44 PM
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We bring you all the information you need to know about Indian Cricketers’ salaries for the ongoing season.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is undoubtedly the richest cricket body in the world. And as a result, the fee and money an Indian cricketer gets from the BCCI every year are also immense. An Indian cricketer who is part of all three formats or a regular in the team earns a huge amount of money. Recently, the BCCI categorized a total of 26 players, giving them central contracts with four different grades.

Grade A+ has four players: Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah, earning INR 7 crore from the BCCI per year. Then, there are Grade A (INR 5 crore), Grade B (INR 3 crore), and Grade C (INR 1 crore), respectively. Notably, it is not the only amount a player gets annually. They also get paid for featuring in a game in all three formats. Playing a Test, ODI, or T20I gets paid separately. Here, we will talk about the salaries of centrally contracted Indian players in 2023.

Amount for Players in different category in 2023

Grade A+: INR 7 Crore

Grade A: INR 5 Crore

Grade B: INR 3 Crore

Grade C: INR 1 Crore

Per match fee as per formats

Test Match Fee: INR 15 Lakh | 7.5 Lakhs if a member of squad and not included in Playing XI.

ODI Match Fee: INR 6 Lakh | 3 Lakhs if a member of squad and not included in Playing XI.

T20I Match Fee: INR 3 Lakh | 1.5 Lakhs if a member of squad and not included in Playing XI.

Here are the salaries of all 26 centrally contracted Indian cricketers for 2023:

26. KS Bharat (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

KS Bharat
KS Bharat. (Image Source: ICC)

Indian wicket-keeper batter KS Bharat is in the scheme of things for the Indian test side. He is in the Grade C category and earns INR 1 crore per year from the BCCI. Apart from this, he also gets 15 lacs for playing a test as a match fee. He is also part of the Gujarat Titans in the IPL and gets INR 1.2 crore per season as a salary.

25. Arshdeep Singh (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh. (Image Source: BCCI)

The left-arm pacer, Arshdeep Singh, made it to the Indian team after good performances in the Indian Premier League and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. He showed consistency with his performance and became a vital part of the Indian bowling attack in the white-ball format. Arshdeep is also part of Grace C with INR 1 crore per year and gets 6 lacs and 3 lacs as match fees for ODIs and T20Is, respectively. He is also part of the Punjab Kings for a price of INR 4 crore per season.

24. Sanju Samson (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Image Source: Twitter)

Despite not playing much cricket, Sanju Samson has a huge fan base in India. The wicket-keeper batter has been part of the Indian white-ball squad for a couple of years but hasn’t had many chances. The BCCI has kept him in Grade C (INR 1 crore). So far, Samson has played 12 ODIs and 17 T20Is. As a match fee, he gets Rs. 6 lacs and Rs. 3 lacs for ODIs and T20Is. In the IPL, he is getting INR 14 crore per season from the Rajasthan Royals.

23. Washington Sundar (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar. (Image Source: Getty Images)

Spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar is another cricketer in the Grade C category of the BCCI. Though Sundar has been in and out due to injuries, he has been in the scheme of things in ODIs and T20Is. Apart from his central contract (INR 1 crore), he gets Rs. 6 lacs (ODIs) and Rs. 3 lacs (T20Is) as match fees. In the IPL, SRH pay him INR 8.75 crore per season.

22. Kuldeep Yadav (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. (Image Source: BCCI)

Kuldeep Yadav is another Indian player in the Grade C (INR 1 crore) category. He is a vital part of the white-ball setup and has had some exploits in test cricket as well. Kuldeep has played eight Tests, 83 ODIs, and 28 T20Is in his career so far. He gets Rs. 15 lacs (Tests), Rs. 6 lacs (ODIs) and Rs. 3 lacs (T20Is) per match fee. In the IPL, he gets INR 2 crore from the Delhi Capitals per season.

21. Yuzvendra Chahal (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Image Source: Associated Press)

Yuzi Chahal is one of the biggest names in this Grade C category. Though he hasn’t played any test cricket so far, he is among the first-choice spinners in the white-ball format. He is also getting paid per match for playing ODI and T20I games after the annual fee. Chahal is part of the Rajasthan Royals team for a per-season fee of INR 6.5 crore.

20. Deepak Hooda (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda. (Image Source: ICC)

Deepak Hooda is another notable name in this category. It was not long ago when he was considered India’s new No. 3 batter. Hooda is a part of the white-ball set-up and has played 10 ODIs and 21 T20Is so far. Apart from all the money from BCCI, he is getting INR 5.75 crore from the Lucknow Super Giants per season.

19. Ishan Kishan (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. (Image Source: ICC)

Ishan Kishan, who registered the fastest ODI double century, has also become a key [player for India in the absence of Rishabh Pant. Kishan has grabbed the opportunity with both hands and made his test debut recently against the West Indies. The wicketkeeper batter is in Grade C and has played 2 Tests, 15 ODIs, and 27 T20Is in his career. He is part of the Mumbai Indians for a whopping per-season fee of INR 15.25 crore.

18. Shardul Thakur (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur. (Image Source: AFP)

Shardul Thakur is a regular member of the Indian Test and ODI sides and has done a more than decent job for the team. Being a decent lower-order batter, India pick him as the fourth seamer in Tests and ODIs. Thakur earns INR 1 crore per year as his contract and match fees are extra. He is also part of the Kolkata Knight Riders, getting INR 10.75 crore per season. Shardul was demoted from Grade B to C in 2023.

17. Shikhar Dhawan (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Image Source: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan is the biggest name in the Grade C category of the BCCI. The Indian board has already sidelined him from the ODIs as well, where he was a regular opener. After Shubman Gill made his case clear, Dhawan has been completely ignored. Though he is currently under central contract, it looks like the BCCI will not give him a contract next year. With the Punjab Kings, he is earning INR 8.25 crore per season.

16. Umesh Yadav (Grade C) – INR 1 Crore + Match Fee:

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav. (Image Source: ICC)

Veteran Indian pacer Umesh Yadav played his last ODI in October 2018 and his last T20I in October 2018. But the management has given him a chance in test matches. Though Mohammed Siraj is doing well and Shardul is capable of batting, Umesh is not getting many chances. Though he is part of Grade C and gets a match fee. The pacer also plays for KKR in the IPL, with a per-season fee of INR 2 crore.

15. Shubhman Gill (Grade B) – INR 3 Crores + Match Fee:

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. (Image Source: ICC)

Shubhman Gill had incredible performances in the last year or so, and he has now become India’s all-format batter. He has replaced Dhawan in ODIs and KL Rahul in Tests and T20Is. The BCCI has placed him in the Grade B category with an INR 3 crore per year contract. Apart from it, with every game across formats, he also earns Rs. 15 lacs for tests, Rs. 6 lacs for ODIs, and Rs. 3 lacs for T20Is. Gill is getting paid INR 8 crore by the Gujarat Titans in the IPL as well.

14. Suryakumar Yadav (Grade B) – INR 3 Crores + Match Fee:

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Image Source: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav is India’s best T20I batter currently, which has helped him to be part of ODIs and Tests as well. SKY is a must in the shorter format, but he couldn’t do well in the other two formats. With his incredible T20I formats, he has been placed in the Grade B category. He recently made his test debut against Australia in 2023. He has played 1 Test, 25 ODIs, and 48 T20Is. From MI, he is getting paid INR 8 crore per season.

13. Mohammed Siraj (Grade B) – INR 3 Crores + Match Fee:

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Image Source: Twitter)

Mohammed Siraj has risen to the ranks in the last 6–7 months in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. He has now become the leader of the Indian bowling attack in Tests and ODIs. It will not be a surprise if he jumps to Grade A next year. Currently, he is in Grade B (INR 3 crore) and earning a handsome amount as a per-match fee. In the IPL, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are paying him INR 7 crore per season.

12. Shreyas Iyer (Grade B) – INR 3 Crores + Match Fee:

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Image Source: Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer has been struggling with injuries and has been out of action for the last few months. But he has become India’s new No. 4 batter in ODIs. Iyer is part of all three formats and has done well in recent times. He is in the Grade B category and has played 10 Tests, 42 ODIs, and 49 T20Is. Iyer is the captain of KKR in the IPL and gets paid INR 12.25 crore per season.

11. KL Rahul (Grade B) – INR 3 Crores + Match Fee:

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Image Source: Associated Press)

Former Indian vice captain KL Rahul was part of Grade A (INR 5 crore) in 2022, but his poor performances across formats forced the BCCI to place him in Grade B (INR 3 crore) in 2023. He has also been injured but is part of India’s three formats. He has become the new No. 5 in ODIs and plays in the top order in other formats. Rahul is the captain of the LSG in the IPL, where he is getting paid a whopping amount of INR 17 crore per season.

10. Cheteshwar Pujara (Grade B) – INR 3 Crores + Match Fee:

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara. (Image Source: Associated Press)

Veteran Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara is also part of Grade B of the BCCI. He is a regular in the Indian Test squad and has been vice captain in a few games. Though he was dropped from the team for the West Indies tour, he is getting paid INR 3 crore annually and Rs. 15 lakh per test match.

9. Axar Patel (Grade A) – INR 5 Crores + Match Fee:

Axar Patel
Axar Patel. (Image Source: BCCI)

Spin all-rounder Axar Patel made a brilliant entry in the Grade A category. He has become India’s one of the main players across all three formats. Whether playing or not, Axar has been part of the team in all three formats. After some good performances, he was placed in Grade A of the BCCI. Apart from that, he gets money for playing every international match. He plays for the Delhi Capitals for a per-season fee of INR 9 crore.

8. Rishabh Pant (Grade A) – INR 5 Crores + Match Fee:

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Image Source: AFP)

Rishabh Pant met with an accident in December 2022 and has been out since then. But despite that, the BCCI kept him in Grade A (INR 5 crore). He is India’s first-choice keeper across formats and is a match-winner. His impact is such that even after 7 months of his absence, India haven’t found his ideal replacement in the team. In the IPL, he is the captain of DC for INR 16 crore per season.

7. Mohammed Shami (Grade A) – INR 5 Crores + Match Fee:

Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. (Image Source: BCCI)

Mohammed Shami is the lone pacer for India in the Grade A category. Shami has been a vital cog in the Indian bowling attack in test cricket. But after Bumrah’s injury, Shami has become an important part of the white-ball setup as well. Apart from the central contract and per-match fee, he is also getting INR 6.25 crore with the Gujarat Titans in the IPL.

6. Ravi Ashwin (Grade A) – INR 5 Crores + Match Fee:

Ravi Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin. (Image Source: ICC)

India’s leading test spinner, Ravi Ashwin, has been placed in the Grade A category by the BCCI. He is India’s first-choice spinner in test cricket and gets Rs. 15 lacs per test match. Ashwin has played a white-ball game for quite some time now. The off-spinner also gets INR 5 crore in the IPL with the Rajasthan Royals.

5. Hardik Pandya (Grade A) – INR 5 Crores + Match Fee:

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Image Source: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya is also part of the Grade A category. Many will think that, being the captain of T20I team now, he should be in the A+ category. But that required him to be part of the test team as well. Hardik is only playing ODIs and T20Is, getting Rs. 6 lacs and Rs. 3 lacs as match fees, respectively. He is also the captain of GT in the IPL, getting INR 15 crore as a per-season fee.

4. Ravindra Jadeja (Grade A+) – INR 7 Crores + Match Fee:

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. (Image Source: BCCI)

Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made a good jump and is part of the premium A+ category (INR 7 crore). It is because he is among India’s first-choice cricketers across all three formats. He is part of every big plan for the Indian team. Apart from his contract money and match fee, he is paid INR 16 crore by the Chennai Super Kings per season currently.

3. Jasprit Bumrah (Grade A+) – INR 7 Crores + Match Fee:

Jasprit Bumrah Rohit Sharma
Jasprit Bumrah. (Image Source: BCCI)

Though Jasprit Bumrah has missed most of the 2022 season and hasn’t played any games in 2023, the BCCI has kept him in the premium A+ category, knowing his worth to the team. Bumrah is one of the biggest names in the pace-bowling department in the world and the leader of the Indian bowling team. He gets a huge amount for the board and also for playing international games. In the IPL, he gets INR 12 crore from the MI.

2. Rohit Sharma (Grade A+) – INR 7 Crores + Match Fee:

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Image Source: Twitter)

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly in this category because he is India’s first player to feature in any list. Though the BCCI has sidelined seniors from the T20I squad, in Tests and ODIs, he is still the captain. Rohit gets INR 7 crore annually as a contract plus per match fee. Apart from that, being a captain of the team, he also gets 25 to 50 percent of the match fee as a captain’s bonus, which means that he is the highest-paid player in the Indian team currently. Rohit also charges INR 16 crore from his IPL franchise per season.

1. Virat Kohli (Grade A+) – INR 7 Crores + Match Fee:

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Image Source: ICC)

Though Virat Kohli is not captain anymore, he is the face of Indian cricket. According to some reports, the former Indian captain is probably the richest cricketer now, if you include all the money that comes from brand endorsements, promotions, events, and other things. He gets INR 7 crore as an annual contract, plus the respective match fees from the BCCI. RCB is paying him INR 15 crore per season.

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