IPL 2021: MS Dhoni or AB de Villiers – Who is No1? Check Top 5 wicket-keepers with highest cumulative salary in IPL- With the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League just a few months away from here, the auctions of 2021 going to be held on Feb 18 in Chennai. With not much amount left in the purse of the franchises to lavish away this auctions, it will be interesting to see who will eye the attention of the buyers.
When it comes to wicket keepers, teams either do not have much option to fiddle around with or they prefer sticking with the already present soldiers in their battalion.
Ever wondered what these rare species of players earn from the biggest league of cricket, IPL? Well we have got you covered. The following are the top 5 active Wicket Keepers with highest cumulative salary till 2021:-
1) MS Dhoni
IPL 2021 Salary – Rs.15 Crore
IPL 2021 Team – Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Total IPL Salary – Rs.152.84 Cr
The name with which not only the cricketers are familiar with but the ones as well who doesn’t follow cricket. Such a brand he has created for himself. He is surely the main architect behind CSK’s dominance over the years. It was under MS Dhoni’s reign that Chennai Super Kings are now the one of the most successful cricket franchise. Some speculations hovering around over his retirement plans from IPL, will be answered by the legend himself in the upcoming season.
2) AB de Villiers
IPL 2021 Salary – Rs.11 Crore
IPL 2021 Team – Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Total IPL Salary – Rs.102.5 Cr
Mr. 360, AB de Villiers, has been the integral part of the red army, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) over the years. Virat Kohli on many occasions hailed AB de Villiers for his contributions and never missed out on an opportunity to show his camaraderie with the South African wicket-keeper batsman. Although, AB de Villiers doesn’t takes the gloves for RCB much, but he has been one of the few wicket-keepers RCB managed to hold onto.
3) Dinesh Karthik
IPL 2020 Salary – 7.4 Crore
IPL 2020 Team – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Total IPL Salary – Rs.76 Cr
Dinesh Karthik has always been the main instrument for whichever team he plays, always behind the limelight but at the same time making a huge impact. Currently leading the young KKR side, he will be looking to guide his team to their 3rd title. Dinesh Karthik led side is yet to make an impact in the IPL. Will the 2021 season be there?
4) Sanju Samson
IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 8 Crore
IPL 2020 Team – Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Total IPL Salary – Rs.48.5 Cr
The young Sanju Samson has been touted as one of the finest talents the country has ever produced. The young shoulders of Sanju Samson has been oppressed with captaincy for RR in the 14th edition of IPL in the absence of the Aussie star Steve Smith. This will be the first instance when Sanju will be stepping out on the field with an added responsibility. Will he steer the sinking ship of RR this year? Will be interesting to find out.
5) Rishabh Pant
IPL 2020 Salary – Rs 8 Crore
IPL 2020 Team – Delhi Capitals (DC)
Total IPL Salary – Rs.35.8 Cr
The young southpaw dasher from Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant has been guarding DC behind the stumps for quite some time. He came to fore as a powerful striker of the ball, evolving into one of most important part of the DC roster. The franchise has vested trust in him and now reaping the benefits.He has scored 1172 runs at an average of 45.08 and a strike-rate of 168.88 in the IPL since 2018. Rishabh Pant is in red hot form, playing T20 knocks in Tests, will be interesting to see whether he can carry his form into IPL 2021 or not.