England Cricket Players Salary 2024-21: Wages & Highest-Paid Cricketers

Maiden World Cup Champions England is enjoying the peak of their cricketing years. They have proved to the world that they deserve to be called Champions. England in recent years has produced brilliant players such as Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Joe Root, and others. England cricket players salary is based on the central contract by ECB.

England was the founding member of the game and was formed in 1877. They are ranked 4th in Tests,2nd in T20, and 1st in ODI. England Cricket Board (ECB ) is the governing body of England and Wales Cricket since 1997.

ECB each year in September releases a list of contract which includes 3 types of contract for players.

  • Central Test Contract – The contract is awarded to the players who regularly feature in test matches
  • White Ball Contract – The contract is awarded to the players who regularly feature in one-day matches
  • Increment Contract – The contract is awarded to those players who the ECB feels are the rising stars and have the potential to become big

England Cricket Players Salary 2024-2021

ECB award the contract on a yearly basis and review the contracts each year in September. The Board holds the availability of players who are under central contract i.e. players can’t play for the county or other leagues without ECB’s permission. However player under increment contract doesn’t come under full jurisdiction of the ECB

ECB recently released the list of contract and wages for England cricket players.

PlayerAgeType of ContractSalary
James Anderson38Test Central£700,000
Jofra Archer25Test Central + White Ball£870,000
Stuart Broad34Test Central£700,000
Rory Burns30Test Central£700,000
Jos Buttler30Test Central + White Ball£870,000
Zak Crawley22Test Central£700,000
Sam Curran22Test Central£700,000
 Ollie Pope22Test Central£700,000
Joe Root29Test Central + White Ball£870,000
Dom Sibley25Test Central£700,000
Ben Stokes29Test Central + White Ball£870,000
Chris Woakes31Test Central + White Ball£870,000
Moeen Ali33White Ball£170,000
Jonny Bairstow31White Ball£170,000
 Tom Curran25White Ball£170,000
 Eoin Morgan34White Ball£170,000
Adil Rashid32White Ball£170,000
Jason Roy30White Ball£170,000
Mark Wood30White Ball£170,000
Dom Bess23Increment ContractNA
Chris Jordan31Increment ContractNA
Dawid Malan 33Increment ContractNA
Jack Leach29Increment ContractNA

Highest-Paid Cricketer & Weekly Wages

Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, and Jos Buttler are the highest earners in the England cricket team, while what comes as a surprise is that Johhny Bairstow has been released from the Test central contract this year due to his poor test form.

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While Zak Crawly, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley have been awarded a contract for the first time in their career. Tom Curran has been promoted as he is handed a white-ball contract from an increment contract last year.