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Australia Cricket Players Salary – Men’s and Women’s

Australia Cricket Players Salary: The Australia Cricket Team is considered the most successful team in cricket history. Australia Men’s Cricket team have won 6 ODI World Cup titles – the most by any cricket team and also won the 2021 T20 World Cup title.

Apart from the Men’s division, the Women’s Cricket team also won 7 ODI World Cup titles and 6 T20I World Cup titles so far.

Cricket Australia – the board that controls cricket in Australia pays a massive salary for their players comparing many other cricket boards. Notably, Cricket Australia is the second richest cricket board in the world next to India’s BCCI.

Australia Cricket Players Salary

As of other top cricket boards, Cricket Australia pay their players on the basis of annual contracts. Apart from the central contract, Australian cricketers will receive payments for each national game they play.

An Australian cricketer who makes the Test squad gets $20,000 in match fees. Cricketers in the ODI and T20I squads receive match fees of $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.

  • Test Salary – AUD 20,000
  • ODI Salary – AUD 15,000
  • T20I Salary – AUD 10,000

Australia Men’s Cricket Players Salary

A player who was not included in the central contract list will be added or an existing player can be upgraded in the list based on the number of games he represented the national team in that calendar year across all three formats.

The player will receive 5 points to get featured in a Test game while receive 2 and 1 points for ODI and T20I matches. When a player who was not listed on the original contractual list accumulates 12 points in one year will be upgraded or eligible to enter the list.

According to Cricket Australia, the top contract earner is set to make more than $3 million a year, with the minimum retainer likely worth $367,000 before tour payments and match fees.

Apart from these, a player will also earn through playing franchise crickets, promotions and advertisements.

Australia Men’s Central Contract Players 2023-24

Men’s cricket contracts have risen by 7.5 per cent this year off the back of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU). This means that the average retainer is now $951,000.

Based on the number of matches they play, players can be upgraded to a contract(explained above).

A total of 23 players have been handed Central Contract for the year 2024-25 which sees an increase of 4 players from the previous list but has left out veteran allrounder Marcus Stoinis.

The new players list includes Xavier Bartlett, who has played just three games for Australia (all in 2024) and is joined by Nathan Ellis, Matt Short and Aaron Hardie.

Check out the full list of Australia Men’s Central Contract Players 2024-25below:

  1. Sean Abbott
  2. Xavier Bartlett
  3. Scott Boland
  4. Alex Carey
  5. Pat Cummins
  6. Nathan Ellis
  7. Cameron Green
  8. Aaron Hardie
  9. Josh Hazlewood
  10. Travis Head
  11. Josh Inglis
  12. Usman Khawaja
  13. Marnus Labuschagne
  14. Nathan Lyon
  15. Mitchell Marsh
  16. Glenn Maxwell
  17. Lance Morris
  18. Todd Murphy
  19. Jhye Richardson
  20. Matt Short
  21. Steve Smith
  22. Mitchell Starc
  23. Adam Zampa

Top Earning Australian Men’s Cricketers 

Pat Cummins tops the list of highest contractual earners in Australian cricket. Check out the Top Earning Australian Cricketers below:

*All Figures are in AUD

Pat Cummins $2 million $20,000 $15,000 $10,000
Josh Hazlewood $1.6 million $20,000 $15,000 $10,000
Mitchell Starc $1.4 million $20,000 $15,000 $10,000
Steve Smith $1.3 million $20,000 $15,000 $10,000
Marnus Labuschagne $1.2 million $20,000 $15,000 $10,000
Nathan Lyon $1.1 million $20,000 $15,000 $10,000

Australia Women’s Cricket Players Salary

In 2023, Cricket Australia (CA) signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which sees an increase in Women’s Cricketers salary.

As per the agreement, the WBBL salary cap has been doubled to AU$732,000 per team amid the increased competition from the Hundred and most significantly the WPL. Top WBBL player can earn AU$133,000 while the average retainer doubles to $54,200.

Domestically, the average earnings for a player with a WBBL and WNCL contract – which is around 75% of cricketers – will be AU$151,000.

The top CA-contracted women’s earnings will peak at more than AU$800,000 per year by the end of the MOU (including their WBBL contract, match fees and marketing payments), with the potential for earnings to top the million-dollar mark if they also play in the Women’s Premier League and UK’s Hundred.

Australia Women’s Central Contract Players 2023-24

CA will also increase the women’s national contract list from 15 to 18, with a 25 percent pay increase for those players. 17 players are included on the 2023-24 list while Tasmanian allrounder Nicola Carey was offered the 18th contract but declined.

Retired former vice-captain Rachael Haynes is the other absentee from last season’s list. Check out the Australia Women’s Central Contract Players 2023-24 list below:

  1. Darcie Brown
  2. Ashleigh Gardner
  3. Kim Garth
  4. Heather Graham
  5. Grace Harris
  6. Alyssa Healy
  7. Jess Jonassen
  8. Alana King
  9. Meg Lanning
  10. Phoebe Litchfield
  11. Tahlia McGrath
  12. Beth Mooney
  13. Ellyse Perry
  14. Megan Schutt
  15. Annabel Sutherland
  16. Tayla Vlaeminck
  17. Georgia Wareham

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