IPL 2020: How Much Are Captains Paid This Season?

Hanima Anand |Sep 18, 2020

While waiting for the 13th edition of IPL tomorrow, let’s take a look at salaries of captains, ranging from Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to Rohit Sharma.

IPL 2020 first match will kick off tomorrow, Saturday 19/9/2020 after a long time of delay due to coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Premier League 13th edition welcomes the comeback of cricket superstars after 6 months in home quarantine, promising passionate matches.

Ipl 2020 Captains
Captains are well-paid but you might still get shocked at their salaries this IPL.

Besides common concerns over IPL 2020 schedule or all team members, the salaries of team captains are also paid huge attention to. No surprise, King Kohli is leading the paycheck list with Rs. 17 crore this season, surpassing Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni. Get details below!

IPL 2020 Captain Salaries

Virat Kohli

As mentioned earlier, King Kohli is currently the highest-paid captain in Indian cricket history with a whopping amount of Rs. 17 crore this season, paid by his long-time partner Royal Challengers Bangalore. The skipper Virat Kohli is also the only cricketer to represent just one franchise in all IPL season though RCB hasn’t got any IPL title yet.

Virat Kohli - IPL 2020 Captains
The highest-paid cricketer in history, King Kohli

IPL 2020 is the 8th season Virat Kohli serves as a full-time captain.

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Rohit Sharma

Closely following Virat Kohli is the salary of Rohit Sharma. Being the most successful captain with 4 IPL titles, Rohit Sharma is retained by Mumbai Indians with a salary of Rs. 15 crore, 2 crore less than King Kohli.

Rohit Sharma Ipl 2020 Captains
Rohit Sharma earns the same amount of salary as MS Dhoni.

In fact, Rohit Sharma could demand for the same amount of income as Virat Kohli but he opted to refuse it. Rohit Sharma has attached to Mumbai Indians since 2011, so the batsman probably has more reasons to play for this franchise than financial aspect.

MS Dhoni

Also getting Rs 15 crore as his salary in IPL 2020 is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the number one captain of Chennai Super King. During his career, MS Dhoni has attended 8 IPL finals while winning the trophy thrice for Chennai Super King team.

Ms Dhoni IPL 2020 Captains
MS Dhoni's role in IPL 2020 remains the same despite his retirement announcement.

Though MS Dhoni has announced his retirement back in August, he continues to play in IPL 2020.

Steve Smith

It can be said that Rajasthan Royals is a team of drama when its 2018 retained captain Steve Smith faced one-year ban. Its substitute Ajinkya Rahane was also sacked in the middle of season, allowing Steve to resume his full-time captaincy in 2019.

Steve Smith Ipl 2020 Captains
Both the two Aussie players get Rs. 12 crore for their captaincy this season.

At IPL 2020, Steve Smith is paid Rs. 12 crore to lead Rajasthan Royals to the trophy.

David Warner

Another former Aussie player receiving Rs. 12 crore for this season is David Warner. In 2019, David played for Kane Williamson before moving to Sunrisers Hyderabad this year.

David Warner Ipl 2020 Captains
David Warner won the Orange Cap in 2019.

The former Australian deputy has impressive achievements of 692 runs in 12 matches, winning the Orange Cap last year.

KL Rahul

The captain of Kings XI Punjab earns Rs. 11 crore for IPL 2020. In the IPL auction 2018, there were up to 4 teams bidding to get Rahul home. However, the KXIP managed to bring its captain to its team with 11 crore. During the time he worked here, KL Rahul has scored 1252 runs for KXIP in total.

Kl Rahul Ipl 2020 Captains
KL Rahul is among the most searched cricketers in India.

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Dinesh Karthik

Being paid Rs. 7.4 crore this season is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik. In fact, Karthik is not expected to take over the captaincy in KKR. Robin Uthappa is supposed to be the first choice but Dinesh is the final decision from the management board. Other than KKR, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have also offered bids for this cricketer.

Dinesh Karthik Ipl 2020 Captains
Dinesh surprises everyone when taking the captaincy of KKR.

Shreyas Iyer

The Delhi Capitals captain is getting a paycheck of Rs 7 crore for IPL 2020. Actually, people were surprised when Shreyas Iyer was chosen for captain position instead of Rishabh Pant. Let’s see whether this man could prove the choice of Delhi Capitals managers correct or not.

Shreyas Iyer Ipl 2020 Captains
Let's hope Shreyas could make history for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.

Delhi Capitals could only join the second round in 2019 after 7 years of poor performance.

Do you think these salaries of IPL 2020 captains are worth their contributions? Personally we think the numbers could be much higher without the negative impacts of coronavirus pandemic.

IPL 2020 Schedule

Tomorrow September 19, IPL 2020 will kick off with the match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at 7:30 pm (India time).

On Sunday, September 20, Delhi Capitals will compete with Kings XI Punjab at the same hour slot in Dubai.

To update IPL 2020 schedule in details, ranging from date, day, time and venue, please check here.

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