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No place for MS Dhoni in Sunil Gavaskar’s India XI for New Zealand T20I series

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After a convincing 4-1 triumph in the five-match ODIs series against New Zealand, India will begin their three-match T20I series against the Blackcaps with the first game in Wellington on Wednesday (February 6).

Virat Kohli’s men clinched the series by winning the first three matches at a canter before he went on a well-deserved leave. In his absence, Rohit Sharma led the Men in Blue in the final two games. The opening batsman has been given the charge of the visitors for the shortest format of the game as they look to end their tour with another series win.

And ahead of the series opener, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar was asked to predict India’s batting lineup up till No.7. But while calling out a couple of youngsters for the middle-order, Gavaskar did not include the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni in the playing XI.

Gavaskar, in conversation with Star Sports anchor, said that Dhoni should be rested ahead of the home series against Australia.

After a dismal 2018 where Dhoni recorded his worst numbers in ODIs in his 12-year-long career, he burst into the frame with three back-to-back fifties against Australia in 2019. He scored 51, 55 and 87 in the three-match series against Australia to not just earn the Man of the Series award, but also shrug off all questions regarding his World Cup spot. He followed it up with an unbeaten and a gritty 48 in the second ODI against New Zealand.

Dhoni clubbed a total of 242 runs in the five innings this year recording an astronomical average of 121 which includes three fifties.

Sunil Gavaskar’s batting lineup for T20I series:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya.

Gavaskar ended the conversation by predicting the outcome of the series, backing India to win it 2-1.

IPL 2018: 7 Under-19 players who turned millionaire

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India has won the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 held in New Zealand, but it was not just about the victory but also a learning time for all the players who participated in it.

Even the IPL franchises kept their eyes on the world cup to fetch new talents for their side and they found some.

Let’s have a look at the top 7 players who got their first IPL contracts and turned millionaire.

1.) Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw

Indian skipper and a talented young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw will now play for Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League. Shaw, who had a sensational record in all the domestic events and also in the ICC World Cup helped him to snap the deal of 1.2 crores for his first ever league appearance.

2.) Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill

India’s under-19 star Shubman Gill will be seen doing “Korbo Lorbo Jeet bo re” for Kolkata Knight Riders in this year’s IPL. Punjab’s explosive batsman was already the player to watch out for in the auction and Kolkata bagged him for 1.8 crores. It will be a great exposure for this young talent to play alongside Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine.

IPL 2018 Auction: Players for whom Rajasthan Royals could use RTM card

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Along with Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will also make their comeback in this years IPL. Promoting raw talents and make the most of them has always been the specialty of RR and their retention shows the same indication in the future as well.

Royals retained only Australia captain Steve Smith from their past squad clearing the air that they are willing to build the team around him.

The Rajasthan franchise has the liberty of retaining 3 Indian capped players or 2 uncapped players or one overseas player or a combination in the mega auctions. But the problem for them is that they do not have a strong strength remaining in the back for using RTM card, therefore, it will be interesting to see whether they will go for any RTM use or will they go for full fresh team?

All-star players of RR are now the part of other franchise except Smith, Rahane and James Faulkner. Having Steve Smith already in the retentions, Rahane and Faulkner automatically become the strong contenders for RTM card use.

Let’s talk about India’s Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane first, Ajinkya was a part of Rajasthan from a long time and in spite of not being the destruction for the opposition he always managed to give good starts to the team and set the platform. Rahane’s flawless batting technique and superb fielding is always beneficial for a team in T20s.

 Ajinkya Rahane

Considering James Faulkner for the retention will be crucial; RR will be only interested in him if the bid doesn’t go much high. Faulkner certainly has strong IPL history and he was an ace player for Rajasthan but his current form doesn’t reflect the likes of the old all-rounder. He is not the part of Australian cricket team anymore and his last year’s IPL performance was also ordinary so if other franchisee shows less interest in Faulkner he might get a chance to play for RR.

IPL 2018 Auction: Players for whom Kolkata Knight Riders could use RTM card

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is the fascinating team of the IPL. KKR has won the title twice and in the latter half of the decade was pretty much balanced and successful.

During the retention event in Mumbai, Kolkata franchise retained mystery bowler Sunil Narine and all-rounder Andre Russell.

One can also count Narine in the all-rounder’s list after seeing his blistering performance in the last season; his quick runs helped KKR to get good starts. On the other side, Russel is a destructive batsman and a handy bowler but his retention even after the one year’s ban shows KKR’s trust on him.

As KKR have retained two overseas, they can only retain three Indian players now. KKR have good bench strength but they will have to lose their overseas stars like Shakib-Al-Hasan, Chris Lynn, and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Let’s check out the top Indian contenders on whom KKR could use the Right To Match (RTM) card:

Yusuf Pathan:

yusuf-pathan

Yusuf Pathan is a prime player for KKR for quite a long time now and he will be prioritized for the RTM card. Pathan is an explosive middle-order batsman and also a part-time off-break bowler; his experience will be crucial in the middle order. He is also having a decent domestic season so should be an easy choice for KKR management.

Manish Pandey:

Manish-Pandey

Manish Pandey is an unorthodox Indian cricketer and is one of the crucial members of the Indian team in the shortest format of the game. More than anything, Manish is the consistent performer for the KKR. They would not have won their second IPL trophy if it had not been for his heroics. The highest pointer of the “Yo-Yo” test from the Indian team is also super fit and do have the potential to turn the game with his fielding.

Kuldeep Yadav

kuldeep

Since his last season for KKR, Kuldeep Yadav has established himself as India’s white ball specialist and became an integral part of India’s switch from using finger spinners to wrist spinners. Even with a base price of 1.5 crores, Kuldeep is expected to be amongst the hottest buys, especially as wrist spinners are in vogue. The 23-year-old has a bag of tricks that still confounds plenty of international batsmen, which make him an invaluable asset to any T20 side.

IPL 2018 Auction: Players for whom Royal Challengers Bangalore should use RTM card

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Royal Challenger Bangalore, the team packed with big names but still yet to win the cup in 10 years. Despite Virat Kohli, Ab De Villiers, Chris Gayle, Mitchell Starc and Shane Watson in the team, RCB remained the most unpredictable team of the tournament.

RCB is yet to perform collectively well in the IPL, they either bowled well or batted well in the tournament and that has kept them away from the cup so far.

If anyone has given surprise to all the cricket pundits in the retention event then it has to be Royal Challengers Bangalore. After the sure choices of Indian skipper Virat Kohli and ‘Mr. 360’ AB De Villiers, RCB bowled a “doosra” with Sarfaraz Khan. Indian uncapped player Sarfaraz didn’t play the last tournament in spite of the RCB’s poor show and they spent 1.75 crores on him.

Now having each player from capped Indian, uncapped Indian and overseas, they do have options left for the category but what will be their top picks from the options available? Let’s have a look at them.

Yuzvendra Chahal:

Yuzvendra Chahal

The leg-spinner is definitely one of the very few finds of IPL to the Indian cricket. In the last year or so, Yuzi Chahal is the most evolved bowler and now a mainstay of Indian spin attack for the limited overs. Chahal bowled some great spells for RCB in previous seasons and his economy is commendable. The kind of trust Indian captain shows in him for the national side, he might be the first choice for the RCB in the auction.

KL Rahul:

KL Rahul

Not retaining a talent like KL Rahul is beyond the ordinary cricketing brain but RCB have another chance to save the special and bring back him in the squad. KL Rahul can bat at any position from one to five also can keep the wickets especially in the shorter formats. Royal Challengers Bangalore don’t really have any other better options to use RTM card than the Karnataka lad. He can bring the stability in the batting line-up and then RCB can build the team around Virat, ABD and KL.

IPL 2018 Auction: Players for whom Mumbai Indians should use RTM card

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The defending champions Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the IPL. MI has won the title for three times, more than any other team.

Mumbai Indians is the perfect example of the word “Team”; they do have big names like from Sachin Tendulkar to Rohit Sharma but their balance in the team brought them to success.

Ahead of the start of the new edition, they have already impressed all in the retentions. A team needs a batsman, a bowler, and an all-rounder, Mumbai kept all of them in the team. India’s explosive opener and MI’s captain Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.

After retaining all the Indian capped players, MI can consider two uncapped Indians, two overseas players or a combination for the use of RTM. Let’s check out their best options:

Kieron Pollard:

Kieron Pollard MI

There is a no-brainer in the first choice for the use of RTM card in the auction. Kieron Pollard is someone whom Mumbai Indians boast as their own find. Pollard is the most destructive batsman and he has produced some magical innings for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai has never kept him away from them; he is one of those few players who belong to only one franchise throughout their IPL career and we believe that it will continue this season.

Krunal Pandya:

Krunal Pandya (Mumbai Indians)

Well, this is tricky but Krunal Pandya is worth spending an RTM card. Mumbai believes in match winners and he is a special one, a left arm cunning bowler, and a pinch hitter. Krunal has done so much for the Mumbai Indians so far and his complete availability in the past two seasons will give him an edge.

IPL 2018 Auction: Players for whom Chennai Super Kings could use RTM cards

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One of the most loved and successful teams in the IPL history is all set to make their comeback after the ban of two years and their retentions have already impressed cricket fans. Where other franchisees were more inclined to experiments, Chennai Super Kings have straightaway took some strong decisions and made the most of the retentions.

The “Thalaiva of CSK” and India’s most successful captain of all time Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mr. IPL Suresh Raina were the prime picks for CSK. With these two, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will also join the “Yellow gang” without any hurdle of the auction.

Now the question is, whom will they buy back with the Right to match card (RTM) in the auction?

CSK have two options left and as they have retained all three Indian capped players, they can use RTM for either two overseas players or two uncapped players or a combination of both. The budget left in the purse for CSK is Rs 47 crores.

Let’s check out the top 2 players which CSK would love to get back with RTM:

1.) Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo IPL

Dwayne Bravo aka DJ bravo will be the most probable choice for the franchise and skipper. DJ Bravo is a Carribean all-rounder and a complete package for any team; he can bat in the difficult situation and a go-to man for a captain in the death overs. Along with that, he is an exceptional fielder at any corner of the ground. It will be a shock if CSK ignores him while the RTM use in the auction since he is the specialist of this format and match winner for CSK in past.

2. Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum

As Chennai did not have any super impressive uncapped players in their squad, it will be no surprise if they go with two overseas players for the use of RTM card. New Zealand’s former captain and an explosive batsman Brendon McCullum must be leading the race for the RTM. Though he already said goodbye to the international cricket, his performance in the Big Bash League and all other T20 leagues gives him an edge.

Top 5 Test run-scorers in 2017

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In the fast going Cricket, the oldest format of the game is still cherished and played with more pride. The Ashes, South Africa-New Zealand series, West Indies famous upset to England and also some dead rubbers between India and Sri Lanka, we had seen enough in 2017.

So, to summarize the year, let’s see the top 5 run-scorers of the year 2017 in the most prestigious format of the game.

5.) Dimuth Karunaratne – 1031 runs

Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratneis is on the 5th spot in the list of most runs in 2017. Karunaratne scored 1031 runs in 26 innings with an average of 39.46. Despite Sri Lanka’s ordinary performance in the year, Karunaratne was one of the few positives for Sri Lanka.

Top 5 T20I run-scorers in 2017

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A decade after the first ever experimental T20 World cup, T20 International matches are now the parts of full-fledged series. The shortest format of the game has more excitement than other forms and a player needs special talent to make this format his own.

So while entering the New Year, let’s have a look at the top 5 T20I run-scorers in 2017.

5.) Virat Kohli – 299 runs

Virat Kohli T20I

The Indian skipper is the only player in the world who made his appearance in the most runs list in every format of the game. Virat scored 299 runs in 10 innings with an average of more than 37, though this is an impressive performance, still, it is less than Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad. There is no doubt of him ranking even higher in the list if he had played in the last T20I series against Sri Lanka.

5.) Mohammad Shahzad – 299 runs

Mohammad Shahzad

Afghanistan’s prime batsman Mohammad Shahzad joined Indian skipper Virat Kohli for the fourth position in the highest run-getters list in T20I last year. Shahzad scored 299 runs with the astonishing average of 49.83 in just 7 innings. Afghanistan is one of the most evolved teams of 2017 and Shahzad played an important role in it.

Top 5 ODI run-scorers in 2017

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The new year 2018 has knocked the door and this is the time when everyone tries to look back in the year and evaluate. For cricket fans, this evaluation is in the form of numbers and statistics.

So let’s have look at the top 5 run scorers in 2017 and admire them for their top performances in One-day Internationals (ODIs).

1.) Virat Kohli – 1460 runs at 76.84

Virat Kohli ODI 2017

Once again, a modern day great Virat Kohli is ruling the list of top run-getters in the One-day Internationals in 2017. The Indian skipper scored 1460 runs with the average of 76.84 in 26 innings. 131 runs against Sri Lanka was the best inning he played last year. Virat also had the clinical year as a captain; he didn’t lose any bilateral series in 2017.

Top 6 innings of Rohit Sharma in International cricket

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From legendary Sunil Gavaskar to Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai has given so much to Indian cricket and there is still someone in the current Indian team who is taking this legacy to the next level.

Rohit Sharma, a player who can outclass any batsman in the world on his day. Hitman still relies on his timing even in the fast going cricket.

A Mumbai lad had blistering last few years and awestruck the world with his numbers. If other teams want to win the match against India, they have to stop Rohit before he gets to settle on the wicket, because once he is in his zone in the middle, then get ready for the “Big daddy hundreds” or double hundreds sometimes!

Let’s have a look at the top six innings of the new sixer king of Team India:

1.) 264 off 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Kolkata, November 13, 2014

Rohit-Sharma 264

There was a time when 260+ score on board for the team was good enough; of course, time changes and so does the game but no one in the wildest dream thought of a single batsman scoring 264 runs in an ODI inning. It is unrealistic unless the batsman is Rohit Sharma; he came as the nightmare for the Sri Lankan team in the 4th ODI at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 2014.

Rohit was unstoppable after he scored his century and then Sri Lankan fielders switched their roles with the crowd at the Eden Gardens, he hit 9 sixes and 33 fours! It is the highest individual score in the One day International and the world might have to wait for a long time to see better than this.

2.) 209 off 158 balls against Australia at Bengaluru, November 2, 2013

Rohit Sharma 209 Australia

This Australia tour of India was flooded with runs, and it was the final match of the tour. Virat, Shikhar and Rohit were batting like never before, but this match belonged to the only Hitman show. Rohit shattered the Aussie attack and piled 209 runs to his name, the inning was studded 12 fours and 16 huge sixes. How often you see sixes more than fours? Very rare!

Rohit Sharma then became the third batsman to enter the narrow 200 runs club. Sachin Tendulkar broke the bubble of 200 and Sehwag followed the footsteps after a year. And it says that all three were Indians back then!

Suresh Raina’s top 10 innings

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Suresh Raina, the name known to every Cricket fan and also one of the most loved Indian Cricketers. The southpaw has almost completed his 12 years in the International Cricket after making debut in 2005 and he has seen many ups and downs in his career. Despite his roller coaster ride of Cricket, he never failed to entertain his fans, with his timing, with his fielding, with his catches. He is the live wire on the field.

So as a token of love & respect, we decided to bring you his top 10 innings. However, these innings will be only from his International cricket because if we start considering his IPL innings as well, it will never be limited to only 10 innings. Mr. IPL has a long list of great performances in the tournament.

1. 100 off 75 balls against England at Cardiff (ODI)

This is one of his top innings, India was not having a great tour in England and Suresh Raina’s heroics brought India’s first victory in the One Day series. His 100 off mere 75 balls was the game changer, 12 fours and 3 sixes at the Cardiff was a treat to watch. Former Captain Sourav Ganguly praised this knock as the best inning played by an Indian batsman in overseas conditions. He set the tone for India after this inning and India won the series 3-1 in England.

Choosing openers in Tests will be tough for India

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India will be up against Sri Lanka for the first Test of the 3 match series starting from November 16 at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Virat Kohli men thrashed the Lankans 9-0 in all formats of the game in their last encounter.

Since cricket is full of surprises so India won’t make a mistake of underestimating the visitors. Also, Sri Lanka side must have gained confidence after beating Pakistan 2-0 in the Test series played in UAE.

It’s always a good sign when a team is stuck in the dilemma of a selecting few from the best, it shows team’s bench strength and India is having these issues in the test from quite a bit time now.

Shikhar Dhawan

The southpaw Shikhar Dhawan was the replacement for injured Murali Vijay on the Sri Lankan tour and KL Rahul was also unavailable for few matches due to his fitness issues. Now, with the comeback of both these openers, the team management will be in deep thinking process to choose the best two amongst the three- Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay and KL Rahul.

KL Rahul

The first choice should be KL Rahul without any doubts in the mind, he has scored 50+ scores in the last 7 Test innings he played. It is unfortunate that he couldn’t convert them into big numbers but this is something a captain wants from his openers and Rahul is best in this format because of his consistency.

For the second choice, Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli have to make a tough call. Dhawan made his blistering comeback in the earlier Sri Lanka Test series and smashed 358 runs in just 4 innings. He played with the average of almost 90; it makes him the probable contender to open with Rahul. But with the comeback of Murli Vijay, it doesn’t seem so easy.

Murali Vijay

Vijay might not look too harmful with the strike rate but he is one of the main assets of the Indian test side, also he has the most successful Indian overseas batsman and with the upcoming overseas series coming for India, the 33-year-old batsman will be filling up the place.

Top 10 innings by Virat Kohli in International cricket

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Virat Kohli, the run machine, the chase master, aggressive skipper, the modern day master… and these adjectives goes on when this name is uttered.

Over 15k+ runs already at the age of 29 and numerous records to his name! It is really difficult to wind this man’s talent into only 10 top innings but we have given it a try. Let’s see if you find your favourite in it or not?

1.) 133* off 86 balls against Sri Lanka in Hobart

Virat Kohli Hobart

Well, you can call this inning as the showcase inning for the chase master. Sri Lanka posted a total of 320-4 and if India wanted to qualify for the finals, they had to chase this target in only 40 overs.

Virat batted at number 4 after Sachin, Sehwag and Gambhir and his stunning 133 in 86 balls to finish things off in just 37th overs was an introductory inning for him. His name was all over the Lankans mouth after this innings and especially because he hit many runs against Lasith Malinga.

2.) 35 off 49 in world cup finals against Sri Lanka at Wankhede

Virat 2011 ICC World Cup Final

This inning might not look great in numbers but when the plot of this inning is considered, then this will be amongst the top innings of Kohli’s career. The 2011 World cup final, Sachin and Sehwag were back in the hut while chasing 275.

Virat himself admitted that he felt entering a graveyard when he was going in and Sachin was going back to the pavilion. Lasith Malinga was lethal that night but somehow young Virat sustained for first few deliveries and put 83 runs partnership with Gautam Gambhir for the third wicket. 35 runs in 49 balls came in a crunch game!

Salaries of highest paid cricket captains in the world

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People are always curious about the lifestyle and the earnings of cricketers, everyone wants to know how much their favorite players get to play and how he is living such lavish life? Come on, let’s peep into our cricketer’s salary then!

Well, there are many things which factored a total earning of a player, contract salary, commercial rights, share from the gross revenue of the board and much more.

Today, we will talk about it but exclude the T20 leagues and domestic endorsements as that depends on the popularity of the player and we will solely consider only International events and the income from them.

There is a financial hierarchy in the cricket boards as well; Australia, England, and India are the elite class where South Africa falls under higher middle class. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand are the middle class and finally a working-class dyad, Bangladesh, and Zimbabwe.

Match Fees

When we take a dig on how much a player earns from their national boards, Australia tops the list.

Australian captain Steve Smith makes US$ 1.49 million this year whereas the lowest in the list is Zimbabwean players, they earn around US$86000 only. England’s captain Joe Root earns US$ 1.37 million dollars this year and he becomes the 2nd in the list after Smith. There is also a reason behind Australian and English players leading earnings as they receive a share from the commercial Rights from the boards.

BCCI does not pay any commercial rights shares to players but they do pay 26% of its gross revenue every year to its players; half of that is paid to the International players. That’s how Virat Kohli earns US$ 1 million from the board. Some of the Boards like BCCI and PCB are on a clear funda, play well to earn more.

There are still many twists behind Indian “A” grade player’s earnings. If Australian and English players get nearly 3-4 times match fees than India then Indian players are getting the fair share of gross income. Also, do not get fooled by the contract amounts and the richness of cricketers. If Virat Kohli and co. starts adding their IPL contracts and their personal endorsements makings in this, they are probably the richest cricketers in the world.

On the other hand, Pakistani players are bit unfortunate when it comes to their earnings from the contracts. Champions’ trophy winner team’s top contract holder will earn US$ 74k, which is still less than an Ireland top contract holder. Surprisingly, Ireland Cricketer will earn more than Bangladesh and Zimbabwean players as well (sometimes, board matters more than your game). But someone like Sarfraz Khan who plays all three formats will end up making more money for sure.

There is also one important reason behind fewer contracts salary from India and Pakistan than England and Australia is a pool of players. India and Pakistan, because of their constructive domestic structure and huge population inclined towards this sport, the boards need to take care of more players than any other boards in the world.

India has 32 cricketers in the pool and Pakistan has 35. Whereas Australia has 20 and England has 18 only; that is the vast difference! But this gives more stability to the bench strength of these two boards, especially India; you will observe great options for each cricketer.

Sri Lanka also has only 17 players in the top contract but interestingly, they also have a group of 30 which gets paid by their board.

Cricketers contract

Here are the captains ranked according to the income they get through contracts and match fees:

Salary of captains

In India, “Guru” is the most dignified and valued position in any sports and BCCI is hailing this position with the same respected rewards. India’s head coach Ravi Shastri earns US$ 1.17 million a year which is twice than the Australian coach Darren Lehmann who takes US$ 0.55 M and is on the second in the list. Apparently, Ravi Shastri is the highest paid cricket coach, and he earns more than Indian skipper Virat Kohli (earnings only from the board). Whereas South African board pays only US$ 0.09 M to their coach Russel Domingo, least in top 8 teams.

Ravi Shastri

India pays more than any board for playing a Test Cricket; the oldest and the toughest format is been well respected by the BCCI whereas Australia pays almost US$ 7-8K less than India for a test match. England pays a good amount for this format but still less than BCCI.

In conclusion to this, if you gather all the things around these mighty salaries with effectivity in results, BCCI stands tall here. Indian board takes care of more players, top players are paid well, the coach is well respected with the reward and with the richest cricket league; they become a more stable side and ensures the safe future for the cricket and cricketers in the country.


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