Ben ArmfieldJuly 19, 20236min0

Five Cricketers Who Turned Millionaires Overnight

5 Cricketers who turned Millionaires overnight _ 24 Jul

The salaries of professional cricketers have risen substantially, especially for those playing at the international level and participating in popular domestic T20 leagues

Top players can earn significant amounts through contracts with their national cricket boards and through participation in domestic leagues around the world. Twenty20 (T20) leagues have revolutionized cricket’s financial landscape. 

Leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League (BBL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), and Pakistan Super League (PSL) have attracted massive global audiences and commercial interest. Players earn significant sums through player contracts, endorsements, and prize money.

In this article, we have compiled a list of 5 cricketers who became Millionaires overnight.

1) Camron Green

Cameron Green has had a very impressive start to his cricket career. He has shown great potential as both a batsman and a bowler, and he has already made significant contributions to the Australian team. Green’s batting is his strongest asset. He is a technically sound batsman with a good temperament, and he can score runs in all conditions. 

He is also a very capable bowler. He can swing the ball both ways, and he has the pace to trouble even the best batsmen. Green made headlines during Australia’s tour of India as he scored 118 runs in 3 T20 internationals with a strike rate of 214.54. During the IPL 2023, Green signed a contract with Mumbai Indians for INR 17.5 crore.

2) Ishan Kishan

Kishan is a very talented batsman with a lot of potential. He has a great eye for the ball and he is very aggressive in his approach. Kishan has showcased his talent while being associated with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. During the 2020 season, Ishan scored 516 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 145.76. 

Before the IPL 2021 Mega Auction, Ishan was released from the team as MI wanted to rehire the senior players. However, during the auctions, Ishan was bought by MI again for a price of 15.25 Crores.

3) Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson has made a significant impact in a short period in international cricket. His tall stature, accuracy, swing, and ability to contribute with the bat make him a valuable asset for the New Zealand cricket team. He made his debut for New Zealand in the T20 format in 2020 and the first three fixtures, he picked up three wickets at an economy of 7.75. 

Jamieson was noticed by the RCB scouts and was offered a contract for 15 Crore. The expectations were high for the pacer but unfortunately, he turned out to be a huge disappointment for RCB in IPL 2021.

4) Jhye Richardson

Richardson is known for his ability to generate good pace and movement off the pitch. He consistently bowls in the mid-140s km/h range and can swing the ball both ways. His natural variation and accuracy make him a formidable bowler, especially in white-ball cricket. 

During the 2020-21 season of the Big Bash League, Richardson became the leading wicket-taker with 29 wickets in 17 matches. Considering his performance in BBL, Punjab Kings offered him a contract of 14 Crores before IPL 2021. However, the pacer only played three matches in the tournament.

5) Deepak Chahar

Hahar has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, he has excelled and gained recognition as a key bowler for the team. 

However, before IPL 2022, Chahar was released by the team because the franchise couldn’t retain him. During the IPL 2022 auction, Chahar was purchased again by CSK for a price of 14 Crore. In 2023, CSK won their fifth title and Chahar contributed with 13 wickets in 10 matches.

Ben Armfield

My name is Ben Armfield and I am from Melbourne, Australia. I have been covering international cricket tournaments as a sports journalist since 2016. I am writing all the international cricket news for Cricnews and know all there is about national teams, players and auctions. I have been following the Big Bash League since I was a child and have been a huge fan of the Melbourne Stars ever since.

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