Cricket is one of the most popular sports around the world and as far as women’s cricket is considered it is constantly getting more and more viewers around the world. Recently, the Indian women’s cricket team reached the finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 for the first time. Though team India couldn’t win the tournament, but their performance was appreciated a lot.
As the Indian women cricketers are getting recognized, their popularity is increasing with their income. While the income of the men cricketers can’t be compared with the women cricketers, but here we bring you the top 5 highest earning cricketers in the Indian national team.
Here, in this article, we bring you the 5 highest earning cricketers from the women’s cricket team. Have a look:
5. Jhulan Goswami:
The 37-year-old Indian pacer, Jhulan Goswami is regarded as one of the greatest women’s cricketers to have played for team India. She has played 10 Tests, 182 ODIs, and 68 T20Is for the nation and has taken over 300 wickets.
She has been awarded Grade B contract by the BCCI for the 2019-2020 season, according to which, she earns Rs. 30 lakhs.
4. Poonam Yadav:
Poonam Yadav, the 28-year-old bowler from Uttar Pradesh, impressed one and all with her brilliant performances in the Women’s T20 World Cup. During the tournament, Poonam Yadav picked up 10 wickets, and seven out of her 10 wickets came during the first two games of the tournament. With her amazing performances, she has helped herself secure a Grade-A contract for the BCCI, as per which she earns 50 lakhs INR per annum.
3. Smriti Mandhana:
Smriti Mandhana is one of the most popular women cricketers of the nation. She has grabbed the limelight with her magnificent performances during the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. She has been a regular feature for the Indian women cricket team and so far she has played 2 Tests, 51 ODIs, and 75 T20Is. With her amazing performances, she has earned herself a grade-A contract by BCCI as per which she earns Rs. 50 lakhs, while she also has two top brand endorsement deals.
2. Harmanpreet Kaur:
The Indian women’s T20 skipper, Harmanpreet Kaur is the first Indian female player to lead the Indian side to the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup. Her leadership skills and brilliant performances helped her team ensure that they stay unbeaten until the finale.
She has been awarded the Grade-A contract and she earns Rs.50 lakhs and she is the brand face of many companies.
1. Mithali Raj:
Mithali Raj, the Indian women cricketer is the highest earning cricketer. The 37-year-old has amassed more than 7,000 runs in ODI cricket whereas she is also the skipper of the Indian women’s ODI and Test teams.
Mithali Raj has a grade-B contract from BCCI, as per which she earns Rs. 30 lakh annually. She has also endorsed big brands like Allen Solley, American Tourister, NextGen Fitness Studio, and Royal Challenge.