5. Jos Buttler

Currently, he earns19 crores from ECB each year. Apart from that, he also mints a huge amount of money due to brand endorsements and by playing IPL. Jos Buttler is also the designated Test vice-captain of the team.

4. Steve Smith

Smith is the team’s number one ranked batter and also their current leading run-scorer. Currently, Smith gets $ 4 million by CA each year. He features in all three formats and is Australia’s rock in the middle-order. Apart from that, Smith, like Kohli, gets enough from the endorsements too, and is the team’s popular face.

3. Ben Stokes

Stokes currently gets £ 9, 10,519 (around INR 8.75 crores) from ECB. Over the past three years only, the England all-rounder has earned a 40% growth due to his consistent performance with the team in all three formats of the game. With ECB putting a new domestic system in place, Stokes’s salary could also be increased

2. Jofra Archer

He starred in the Ashes and delivered one of the hostile spells of fast bowling to Steve Smith. Archer’s rise has also seen him earn the same amount as Root in the red-ball format. According to certain reports, Archer gets a staggering over £1 million (₹9.39 crore) a year. Archer’s figures are more than Root’s because he plays all three formats.

1. Joe Root

Root earns an astonishing amount of £7,00,000 annually (Rs. 7.22 crore approx) from the ECB, which is marginally more than the 7 crores Kohli gets. Root’s jaw-dropping numbers place him ahead of Kohli, and make him the highest-paid Test captain across teams too.