Australia Cricketer Salaries 2023

Australia is the most successful team in Test cricket history, in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio and wins percentage. According to the National selectors announcement, 20 men and 15 women will be contracted for the next 12 months. Cricket Australia has announced its player contracts for 2020-21. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Australian cricket players salaries have been cut by 25-30% in the new national contract released by the CA.

Players are ranked by selectors and paid an income that corresponds to where they sit in the pecking order, with Pat Cummins a top-ranked player believed to have pocketed a base salary of approximately $2 million in 2019-20. There are also some Fees and bonuses for the players. Australian cricket players get extra money from the prize money of International tournaments. They also get other rewards for their special performances for the team and received extra match fees for winning the Ashes series. Non Contract players don’t receive any retainer fee but only a match fee. In 2015, when Australia won the world cup trophy each player in the squad earned ($365,000 approx.) from the players pool money and prize money share.

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Cricket Australia contracted men’s players: Ashton Agar, Joe Burns, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

List of AC Contract  players:

Squad Retainer Fees Contract Holder
Aaron Finch (Captain) $750,000 Yes
David Warner $350,000 Yes
Peter Handscomb $278,000 Yes
Travis Head $278,000 Yes
Usman Khawaja $278,000 Yes
Shaun Marsh $278,000 Yes
Glenn Maxwell $350,000 Yes
Steve Smith $350,000 Yes
Marcus Stoinis $278,000 Yes
Alex Carey $278,000 Yes
Tim Paine $278,000 Yes
Nathan Coulter-Nile $278,000 Yes
Pat Cummins (Vice-Captain) $550,000 Yes
Josh Hazlewood $278,000 Yes
James Pattinson $278,000 Yes
Jhye Richardson $278,000 Yes
Mitchell Starc $278,000 Yes
Nathan Lyon $278,000 Yes
Adam Zampa $278,000 Yes
Ashton Agar N/A No
Mitchell Marsh N/A No
Joe Burns N/A No
Marcus Harris N/A No
Matthew Wade N/A No


Bonuses for Individual Matches:

Match Bonuses
Test $20,000
T20 $10,000

A test match appearance will now fetch a player $20,000. They Will get $15,000 and $10,000, respectively For playing an ODI and T20.

Who is the top-paid player on the team?

Aaron Finch is the highest-paid captain followed by former Australian captain Steve Smith and David Warner. Theys gets 25% more retainer fees than another player.

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