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Top 10 highest-paid batsmen in IPL 2020

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Indian Premier League is often called as a cash rich T20 league. The money earned by some of the players are even higher than they get from their respective country’s cricket board.

So, let’s have a look at the top 10 highest paid batsmen in IPL 2020:

10. Hardik Pandya (Mumbai Indians)

M7: MI vs KKR – Hardik Pandya's finishing act
Source-IPL

IPL 2020 Salary – 11 Crore

As Mumbai Indians clinched their fifth IPL trophy, Hardik Pandya again shone bright with his excellent performance. In IPL 2020, He has scored 224 runs at an average of 37.33. The all-rounder is always destructive and also sometimes acts as a saviour during the crucial moments for the team.

9. Lokesh Rahul (Kings XI Punjab)

KL Rahul walks back to the pavilion after scoring a fifty | Photo | Global  | ESPNcricinfo.com
Source- ESPNCrincinfo

IPL 2020 Salary – 11 Crore

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KL Rahul has been associated with the franchise for a couple of years now and has only strode forward and improvised aggressively. This year he also led the team and has received the orange cap with an amazing performance and captaincy. But unfortunately, their team couldn’t make it through even to the semi-finals.

8. Manish Pandey (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad Batsman Manish Pandey Shines on Return to  Number 3 Spot vs RR
Source – The Quint

IPL 2020 Salary – 11 Crore

This aggressive Indian batsman has scored all his half-centuries in IPL 2020 batting at the No. 3 position and acted as a saviour during his team’s crucial situations. His aggressive batting style is his key to success.  He also became the first Indian player to score a century in the IPL in 2009.

7. Ab de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

IPL 2020, RR vs RCB: AB de Villiers is pumped after his side’s victory.
Source-Hindustan Times

IPL 2020 Salary – 11 Crore

It’s been almost two years that ABD has left international cricket and now only turns up for T20 leagues. Mr 360 has produced an excellent performance this season with his shots sending the ball out of the ground. He also acted up like a saviour for the team this season.

6. Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings)

Face the UAE heat and play well': Suresh Raina on playing IPL 2020 after  4-5 months of being in lockdown
Source – DNA India

IPL 2020 Salary – 11 Crore

Suresh Raina albeit didn’t play any match this season as he had to leave the camp due and join his family due to some personal reasons but still remained one of the highest-paid players in the IPL. Suresh Raina has been associated with CSK for the last few years and has acted as a saviour always whenever the tea needed him with his impressive performances.

5. Steve Smith (Rajasthan Royals)

IPL 2019: Steve Smith returns as captain – questionable move by RR, but  great news for Australia
Source – Scroll.in

IPL 2020 Salary – 12.5 Crore

This year also Steve Smith captained Rajasthan Royals even though he was not in a proper form and only managed three fifty-plus scores to his name with only scoring 311 runs in 14 innings this season. Also, his team finished bottom of the table.

4. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

David Warner: An endearing family man and a social media sensation | Sports  News,The Indian Express
Source- The Indian Express

IPL 2020 Salary – 12.5 Crore

David Warner is the usual suspect of giving impressive performances and so he did in the IPL 2020 with his magnificent batting and half-centuries in galore. He also made history by becoming the first player in the history of the Indian Premier League to register 50 fifty-plus scores.

3. Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians)

Rohit Sharma 67 off 48

IPL 2020 Salary – 15 Crore

After clinching the fifth IPL title for Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma becomes the only captain to win it for the fifth time and also under whom the team won five titles. With his excellent batting and especially making his strides with the white ball and with lots of records to his name, Rohit Sharma is one of the leading players in the IPL.

2. MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings)

IPL 2020Indian Premier LeagueChennai Super KingsCSK MS DhoniCSK in IPL 2020 2

IPL 2020 Salary – 15 Crore

He is not only the 2nd highest-paid player in the IPL 2020 but also the highest-paid player in all IPL seasons combined. With his extraordinary wicket keeping he has always managed to change the match from behind the wickets and also even this year he has stunned us with some flying catches and definitely his helicopter shot. Under his excellent captaincy, Chennai Super Kings won three titles.

1. Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Kohli IPL File 571 855
(PC- Outlook India)

IPL 2020 Salary – 17 Crore

Although Royal Challengers Bangalore got eliminated in the playoffs, they still had a rather decent season this year. In the initial days of the tournament, Virat Kohli was struggling with his form and had to face a lot of criticism too. But he ended the season with 466 runs in 15 matches at an average of 42.36. He also smashed three half-centuries.

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