IPL 2020 : Top 10 highest paid bowlers

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is around the corner and fans are eagerly waiting to see their favourite stars in action.

IPL 2020: top 10 highest-paid bowlers in IPL 13

10. Mohammed Shami

IPL 2020 Salary – 4.8 Crore
IPL 2020 Team- Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Total IPL salary₹ 299,000,000
IPL Moneyball Rank-55

Mohammed Shami, well known for his pace and consistency will be once again expected to spearhead the KXIP bowling attack in IPL 2020. One of India’s finest pacers, Shami can constantly bowl around the 140 to 145 km/h mark, and swings and seams ball at that pace which makes him a deceptively potent fast bowler.  

9. Karn Sharma

IPL 2020 Salary – 5 Crore
IPL 2020 Team- Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Total IPL Salary-
₹ 296,700,000
IPL Moneyball Rank-56

Karn Sharma rose to prominence during the 2013 Indian Premier League when he represented the new franchise, Sunrisers Hyderabad. He formed a potent spin bowling partnership with Amit Mishra and took 11 wickets in 13 games at an economy of 6.6.

The following season, he picked up 15 wickets for Hyderabad in 14 games with a best of 4/38 against the Kolkata Knight Riders. He also appeared handy with the bat having a strike rate of 144, while batting down the order.

After having an unimpressive IPL in 2015 and 2016, Karn traded sides for the Mumbai Indians and roared back to pick 13 wickets from 9 matches in 2017 with a career best of 4/16 against familiar foes Kolkata Knight Riders

8. Kuldeep Yadav

IPL 2020 Salary – 5.8 Crore
IPL 2020 Team- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Total IPL Salary-
₹ 191,000,000
IPL Moneyball Rank-92

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav will be a trump card for the KKR side if he can get going. With an extremely well-disguised action, Kuldeep on his day is a nightmare for any batsman.

In 2019, Yadav got just four wickets from nine matches and was dropped from KKR after logging an average of 71.50 and an economy rate of 8.66 and will be hoping to bounce back stronger in IPL 2020.

7. Yuzvendra Chahal

IPL 2020 Salary – 6 Crore
IPL 2020 Team-Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Toal IPL salary-
₹ 187,000,000
IPL Moneyball Rank- 93

The leg-spinner is a personal favourite of skipper Virat Kohli who hands over the ball every time he looks for a break. Chahal enjoyed a good IPL 19, finishing with a total of 18 wickets and also reached the 100 wickets milestone in IPL.

He can be both be a wicket taking bowler and can contain runs as well. Chahal has been a consistent performer and RCB will be hoping

6. Jasprit Bumrah 

IPL 2020 Salary – 7 Crore
IPL 2020 Team- Mumbai Indians (MI)
Total IPL salary- 
₹ 259,000,000
IPL Moneyball Rank-63

An integral cog in the Mumbai Indians lineup, Jasprit Bumrah is their ace bowler and will be spearheading the bowling attack once more.

He has the unique ability to bowl yorkers, bouncers and good-length deliveries at over 140 kmph, and do the same while rolling his fingers over the ball as well. His consistency, accuracy and efficiency particularly stand out. In IPL 2020, he will be an ideal bowler on the UAE surfaces which are known to slow down as a game progresses.

After finishing as the fifth-highest wicket-taker – 19 wickets in 16 matches – in yet another IPL-winning season for MI last year, Bumrah is expected to do an encore of his performances

5. Nathan Coulter-Nile

IPL 2020 Salary – 8 Crore
IPL 2020 Team- Mumbai Indians (MI)
Total IPL Salary-
 ₹ 288,471,500
IPL Moneyball Rank- 57

Australian pacer Nathan Coulter Nile was one of the six new additions made by Mumbai for IPL 2020.

It will be a return for Coulter Nile who represented Mumbai in 2013 before moving to Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The 32-year-old missed 2019 IPL due to a stiff back and was replaced by Dale Steyn at RCB. The Perth-born pacer created an intense bidding war between arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians during 2020 auction but it was Mumbai who finally managed to sign Coulter Nile with a winning bid of INR 8 crore.

4. Sheldon Cottrell

IPL 2020 Salary-8.5 crores
IPL 2020 Team- Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)
Total IPL Salary-
₹ 85,000,000
IPL Moneyball Rank-167

Kings XI Punjab, who went into the auction with the biggest available purse of Rs 42.70 crore, spent Rs 10.75 crore for Australia’s Maxwell and Rs 8.50 crore for West Indian pacer Sheldon Cottrell.

This is also his debut campaign in the IPL, who made his mark with St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

IPL 2020 Salary – 8.5 Crore
IPL 2020 team- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
Total IPL Salary- 
₹ 432,262,778
IPL Moneyball rank-28

The Sunrisers Hyderabad has one of the strongest bowling attacks among the eight franchises in IPL 2020 and leading them from the front is Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

No Indian bowler except Bhuvneshwar Kumar has five-wicket hauls in all international formats as well as in the IPL. (Only Kuldeep Yadav has done it across formats in international cricket, but not in the league.)

2. Sunil Narine

IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 12.5 Crore
IPL 2020 Team – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Total IPL Salary –  82,74,78,000
IPL Moneyball Rank – 8

Windies’ mystery spinner Narine is an asset to KKR because he can open both bowling and batting. He got the ability to pick a bulk of his wickets while bowling the death overs as well as stem the flow of runs in the middle overs.

Narine is equally useful with the bat as he can provide solid start to his side with his swasbuckling batting in the powerplay overs and he can even provide impetus at the back end of the innings.

1. Pat Cummins

IPL 2020 Salary – 15.5 Crore
IPL 2020 team— Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Total IPL salary- ₹ 220,000,000
IPL Moneyball Rank— 77

The KKR franchise absolutely broke the bank to secure the services of the Australian. All eyes on Pat Cummins! The addition of IPL’s most expensive foreign buy Pat Cummins will certainly bolster the fast bowling segment of KKR. Moreover, New Zealand pace spearhead Lockie Ferguson could perfectly complement the former.