Top 10 overseas cricketers who have earned the most in the IPL

Top 10 overseas cricketers who have earned the most in the IPL

Some of these players haven't played for so many seasons but have managed to earn a lot.

Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The IPL is the most lucrative cricket tournament in the world. With a staggering valuation of over $6 Billion, the IPL is the 4th most valuable sporting league in the world. The best players, both from India and around the world congregate for seven weeks to provide top notch T20 action to the viewers.

The players make a fortune out of playing in the tournament. While Virat Kohli was the highest paid player in the 2020 season, with his price tag at INR 17 Crores, Pat Cummins came a close second, with a colossal sum of INR 15.5 Crores. Over the years, not only have Indian players enthralled the fans and earned huge sums of money, even foreign stars from around the world have made big bucks by featuring in the IPL.

Let us have a look at the 10 overseas cricketers who have earned the most in the IPL (all amounts are in INR):

10. Lasith Malinga- 48.2 Crore

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

At the 10th place, we have Sri Lankan pace bowling legend Lasith Malinga. The Mumbai speedster is the highest wicket taker in IPL history, and has taken a whopping 170 wickets in the cash-rich league. Malinga’s average is an excellent 19.80 in the IPL, and he also has a decent economy rate of 7.14 runs per over.

Throughout his decade long IPL career, Malinga has featured for just one team, the Mumbai Indians. In his entire IPL career, Malinga has earned a total income of INR 48,22,19,500. Malinga also won the prestigious Purple Cap award in the year 2011 when he picked up 28 wickets in the 4th edition of the IPL.

However, the pacer could not feature in the 2020 edition of the IPL for his side. In spite of Malinga’s absence, the Mumbai outfit won the IPL for a record fifth time this year.