The former captain of the Australian national team, Steven Smith is serving a one-year suspension for the ball tempering scandal. The one-year suspensions enforced by Cricket Australia on Smith are set to end on March 28. The cricketers are technically eligible to play in the last two ODIs between Australia and Pakistan in Dubai on March 29 and 31.
Australia’s top order batsman has been retained by the Rajasthan Royals at INR 12.5cr for the 12th edition of Indian Premier League, almost 66% more than his existing salary contract.
Moneyball is an automated, real-time sports professional salary calculation engine, which reveals the Year on Year Salary Account of Steven Smith:
2010: Royal Challengers Bangalore: INR 13.8lakhs
2011: Kochi Tuskers Kerala: INR 92lakhs
2012: Pune Warriors India: INR 1.00cr
2013: Pune Warriors India: INR 1.06cr
2014: Rajasthan Royals: INR 4.00cr
2015: Rajasthan Royals: INR 4.00cr
2016: Rising Pune Supergiant: INR 4.00cr
2017: Rising Pune Supergiants: INR 5.5cr
2018: Rajasthan Royals: NA
2019: Rajasthan Royals: INR 12.5cr
According to the professional sports’ salary calculator Moneyball he had earned the total IPL Salary INR 33.1cr. Thus the right-handed batsman stands at 65th in the Moneyball rank INDEX of IPL earners.