The introduction of IPL attracted fans from all across the world. Even the ones who were not a big fan of cricket became addicted to the sport. We all know that IPL is the most-watched T20 tournament.
IPL serves as the best platform for youngsters to showcase their mettle. The selectors would be keeping an eye on the young players who give absolutely everything.
The Indian selection committee rewards them by naming the best players in the national team. So far, proven local talents earned a call-up to India’s second-string team against Sri Lanka.
Cricketers get paid handsomely in the lucrative Indian Premier League. However, there are players who earn more in BCCI contract than IPL. In this article, we will take a look at the list of players who earn more in BCCI contract than in the lucrative IPL.
1. Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha is one of the experienced wicketkeepers for Team India. He is placed first on the list of players who earn more in international contract than in the IPL. Saha who is currently the second-choice wicketkeeper in Tests was rewarded with a Grade B contract.
The richest cricket body pays him a salary of INR 3 crore. On the other hand, Saha is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. The 2016 IPL champions pay him INR 1.2 crore.
2. Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur carved out a reputation for himself as a productive all-rounder in Tests of late. He showcased his all-round potential during the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy series against Australia.
Shardul represented Team India in 2 Tests, 15 ODIs and 21 T20Is and is a regular starter in the Indian team. He is also MS Dhoni’s go-to man for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. His BCCI contract is valued at INR 3 crores whereas CSK pays him INR 2.6 crore.
3. Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma is the most experienced and most capped player in the Indian Test team setup. The Test specialist bowler played the ICC WTC final against New Zealand. He is now part of the squad that will lock horns with England in the five-match Test series.
Ishant who predominantly plays in Test cricket earns an annual salary of INR 5 Cr from the richest cricket body. As far as his IPL contract is concerned, his income is INR 1.1 crore. He plays for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League.
4. Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar has been one of the best swing bowlers of the Chennai Super Kings. His performances in IPL helped him earn a national call-up. He is part of the Indian squad that will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the limited-overs series.
The pacer earns more from BCCI than what he earns in IPL. The Board of Control for Cricket in India placed him in the Grade C contract. As a result, he earns an annual salary of INR 1 crore. On the other hand, the Chennai Super Kings franchise pays him Rs 80 lakhs in the cash-rich IPL.
5. Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal shot into prominence in the international circuit by playing very well in Test cricket. He played 14 Tests so far where he scored 1052 runs at an average of 45.74. The right-handed batsman smashed 4 fifties, 3 centuries and 2 double centuries in Tests.
Mayank scored his maiden double century against South Africa. He smashed his second double ton against Bangladesh. Mayank registered his personal best score of 243 against Bangladesh.
Mayank earns more in BCCI contract than in IPL. He is placed under the Grade B contract from the BCCI where he earned INR 3 crores. On the other hand, Punjab Kings splashed INR 1 crore for his presence in their team in IPL 2021.