Whatever you would like to call it, Australia is one such continent or country that requires no proper introduction as its name itself speaks for the level of sophistication and fun anybody might experience when they visit this place. Also known to be one of the largest islands in the world, Australia is one of the most developed countries in the world. The people who speak English over here have a rather unique accent, which is unparalleled by any other accented form of English. Most of the people in this country enjoy the liberty of being very close to the beach, as Australia hosts some of the best coastlines in the world.
Australia is also famous for its unique cuisine involving a lot of barbecued food and many other cocktails that will surely leave you spellbound. Cricket is one of the most popular games in the world. It is especially famous for a lot of class that the game involves, and is called the gentleman’s game by most people. A lot of people are interested in cricket and in playing it but not all the people in their entire lifestyle, depend upon the sport. Australian cricket is quite historic in nature, especially because the Australian Cricket team has a rich history of winning more than 4 World Cups. The Australian cricketers some of the highest earning cricketers in the world.
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So, here is a list of the top 10 richest cricketers of Australia.
10. James Faulkner
James Peter Faulkner is one of the most extraordinary all-rounders of the Australian Cricket team. Even though he started his career as a fast bowler in the Australian Cricket team, within no time he became one of the most important lower order batsmen of the team and also help the Australian Cricket team win a lot of matches due to his extraordinary and sensational batting. He is also quite popular in the Indian Premier League where he plays for the team Pune Warriors and said to have a network of about 5 million US dollars.
9. Aaron finch
Aaron Finch is one of the very skilled and exceptionally talented Australian batsman whose achievements on the field required sensational for any observer. Especially known for his tactics of the game in the T20 format, he has played for a lot of domestic teams to which include the Yorkshire Vikings, Gujarat lions, Victoria, Melbourne renegades. He is a right hand batsman who also holds the record of the highest total score of 156 in a T20 International match. He is said to have a net worth of about 5.5 million US dollars.
8. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell is one of the most exclusive cricketers in the history of T20 Internationals. His ability to send the ball flying to every corner of the field makes him one of the most significant and skilled cricketers the Australian Cricket team has ever had. He is also quite popular for having played in the Indian Premier League which he first joined during its inception to the Mumbai Indians and later became a key player of the Kings XI Punjab. He is currently one of the highest paid cricketers of the Australian Cricket team with the net worth of about 6 million US dollars.
7. Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey is one of the most experienced Australian cricket players who currently plays for the team. He was born as Michael Edward Hussey even though he made his debut at an age of 28, he has made a very successful career within a very short time. He is one of the most significant members of the Australian squad and this left handed batsman also has a brother called David Hussey who has played for the team alongside him. Michael Hussey is said to have a net worth of 7 million US dollars with makes him one of the richest cricketers of Australia.
6. David Warner
David Warner currently one of the most explosive of all the openers that Australia has. And by explosive we actually mean the way in which the ball bounces off from this bat, once he starts smashing it to all corners of the field. This exceptionally talented Australian cricketer is said to have a net worth of about 9 million US dollars and has also played in the Indian Premier League for both Delhi Daredevils and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
5. George Bailey
George Bailey is one of the most important cricketers of the Australian Cricket team as he has been a captain of both the ODI and T20 Australian Cricket team for quite long. Soft spoken and straightforward in his own unique way, George Bailey is one of the most desirable cricketers in the world as his charismatic appearance and down to earth attitude makes anybody a fan of him. He is not only known for his appearances and traits but also for his extraordinary performances and skilled batting in a lot of matches which he helped Australia win. He is one amongst the Top 10 Richest Cricketers of Australia 2017.
4. Steven Smith
Steve Smith is currently one of the most successful Australian players who has the ability to make a lot out of the very little opportunities given. This extraordinary youngster from the Australian Cricket team also represented the New South Wales Blues and the Sydney sixers in the Australian County cricket. He is currently the ICC top ranking test batsman and also the captain of Australian test team. He is said to have a net worth of about 10 million US dollars.
3. Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke is undoubtedly the richest cricketer of Australia but when considered throughout the world is one of the richest cricketers. After a successful term of captaining the Australian Cricket team in all major International forms of the game, he has stepped down from captaincy for some formats. One of the most ideal batsmen that Australia has ever had, he also occasionally bowls, that too exceptionally well. He is also known for being one of the youngest captains of the Australian Cricket team.
2. Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Johnson is undoubtedly one of the most important bowlers that the Australian Cricket team has at present. Known for the extraordinarily fast bowling and even more interesting left handed stance of bowling, Mitchell Johnson is said to have one of the most attractive bowling styles in the world. He has achieved a lot within very little time including the Cricketer of the year award which he won in the year 2009 and the Test player of the year award in 2014.
1. Shane Watson
Michael Clarke might be the richest cricketer of Australia in an overall sense, but nobody has earned more than Shane Watson in the past few years as he has replaced a lot of successful Australians as one of the most important all-rounders to ever feature in the team of Australia. Also known for his extraordinary performance in the Indian Premier League, Shane Watson is one of the most desirable cricketers in the world as his batting and exceptional bowling have fetched him a lot of number 1 positions in the all-rounders list. He is said to have a total annual income of about 5.5 million dollars.
So, here was a list of the richest cricketers in Australia as of 2017. Australia has been a very good cricketing nation since a long time and has produced some of the best cricketers in the world.