Indian Premier League (IPL) is often called the cash rich T20 League in the world, even some players earn more money than what they get from their respective country’s cricket board.
Let’s have a look at the Top 10 Highest paid bowlers in the IPL 2020:
10. Mohammed Shami (Kings XI Punjab)
IPL 2020 Salary – 4.8 crore
Shami became the holder of the IPL 2020 Purple Cap with eight wickets from four matches with his unique and superfast bowling performance, who’s also one of the major players for Punjab to lead their bowling attack.
9. Karn Sharma (Chennai Super Kings)
IPL 2020 Salary -5 crore
Leg Spinner, Karn Sharma had a not so okay season this edition of IPL as he managed to pick up only 5 wickets in five matches.
8. Kuldeep Yadav (Kolkata Knight Riders)
IPL 2020 Salary – 5.8 crore
For Kuldeep, it was not a great season for him as he only managed to pick up one wicket in five matches with an average of 92, and an economy rate of 7.66 and was benched for many matches.
7. Yuzvendra Chahal (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
IPL 2020 Salary – 6 crore
Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been one of the reasons why Royal Challengers Bangalore has been able to put up an impressive performance and reach the playoffs. Chahal has picked up 14 wickets in 20 matches for RCB.
6. Jasprit Bumrah (Mumbai Indians)
IPL 2020 Salary – 7 crore
Yorker machine, Jasprit Bumrah with his excellent performance wrecked all other team’s batting lineup with his super fast speed and played an important role in the team’s winning the fifth title.
5. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Mumbai Indians)
IPL 2020 Salary – 8 crore
Nathan Coulter-Nile was bought for Rs 8 crore by Mumbai Indians to strengthen their bowling line-up. However, when Lasith Malinga was injured, James Pattinson was included. When Coulter-Nile suffered an injury, James Pattinson made some of the opportunities and bowled well for Mumbai Indians but he struggled in the first two games and gave away over 50 runs, and picking up just one wicket in the next game.
4. Sheldon Cottrell (Kings XI Punjab)
IPL 2020 Salary – 8.5 crore
West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell who was bagged by the Punjab franchise for a whopping 8.5 cr in the auction has the ability to pick up wickets at any stage of the game. He was a key player for Punjab.
3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
IPL 2020 Salary – 8.5 crore
Being the third highest-paid player, Bhuvneshwar Kumar after an impressive performance, unfortunately, missed more than half of the IPL2020 due to thigh injury which he picked up after a match against Chennai Super Kings.
2. Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders)
IPL 2020 Salary – 12.5 crore
Sunil Narine being the second-highest-paid player in IPL, was a key player for Kolkata Knight Riders to help winning the matches, this season he took time to return to his form but later he returned to his form and delivered his best performance of the Indian Premier League (2020).
1. Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders)
IPL 2020 Salary – 15.5 crore
Pat Cummins was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs. 15.5 crore in the IPL 2020 auction, which became the most expensive buy. But Cummins was all worth it, with a super-impressive performance he helped KKR with picking up wickets to win the matches.