3 cricketers who are earning 5 times or more in IPL than in The Hundred
1. Rashid Khan
If there is one spinner you want to have in your white-ball side, then it has to be Rashid Khan. The Afghanistan superstar has become one of the best limited-overs bowlers in the world. Hence, it’s no surprise that he is one of the most sought-after cricketers in T20 leagues around the globe.
Rashid has a phenomenal record in T20 cricket. He has taken 269 wickets and averages just under 17. Moreover, he has a strike-rate of 16.2 in the shortest format. In The Hundred’s draft, the Afghan leg-spinner was the first pick. The Trent Rockets had the first choice and they went for Rashid and splurged £125,000. (Almost INR 1 Crore).
However, Rashid in his first time in the IPL auction which was in 2017 had got INR 4 crores which is almost four times the amount he received in the draft. In 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) spent a stunning INR 9 crore for him. Hence, that is about nine times more than what he will be getting for The Hundred.
2. Steve Smith
The case of Steve Smith is very similar to David Warner, in terms of salaries earned through the IPL and The Hundred. Like Warner, he was the second pick and it was the Welsh Fire who picked him up from the draft. The salary cap assigned to him was £125,000.
However, the former Australian captain earns way more in the IPL. In 2014, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals (RR) for INR 4 crores but in 2018, he was retained at a stunning price of INR 12 crores. In fact, he was the only player that RR retained ahead of the auctions in 2018.
Smith has been a regular member in the IPL and has also been the captain. He didn’t play the 2018 season and yet, RR kept faith in the former Australian captain. In fact, he was even made the captain midway through the season.
3. Andre Russell
Not everybody has the ability to do what Andre Russell can. He can pull off some of the big heists all by himself and do that not once in a blue moon but repeatedly. His ability to hit sixes at will and against any bowler is remarkable. Russell can make a mockery of the boundaries and turn games on its head in the space of a few deliveries.
With the ball, the West Indian all-rounder can be pacy. Moreover, he has a knack of picking up wickets and breaking partnerships as well. He is also a good fielder. Hence, Russell comes as a package and no wonder, he is one of the popular names among T20 leagues in the world.
He was the first pick for the Southern Brave in the draft during The Hundred. They shelled out £125,000 to avail the services of the Jamaican-born all-rounder. But in the IPL, he is getting almost seven times more than that in The Hundred. In 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), retained him for a sum of INR 7 crores.