Babar Azam Salary In BPL 2024: Most Expensive Players In BPL 2024

Finally, the BPL 2024 concluded on 01st March 2024 (Saturday) as Fortune Barishal claimed its maiden defending Champions Title by defeating Comilla Victorians in the finals by 6 wickets. Most of the fans are curious to know what is Babar Azam salary in BPL 2024.

At the same time, the eagerness to know the most expensive players of the BPL 2024. It is a fact to know that domestic cricketers will receive their payment in Bangladeshi Taka (BDT). On the other side, the overseas players will be paid in the United States dollars (USD) currency.

The integration of overseas and domestic cricketers has made the 10th edition of the Bangladesh Premier League a grand success. Moreover, the BPL ranks at 9th position in the list of rich cash leagues in terms of average salaries. Typically, the average salary of a BPL player ranges between $20,472-$52,969.

Can you guess what could be Babar Azam salary in BPL 2024? Is it more than the estimated average salary? In which category did the franchise pick Babar Azam?

The answers to the above questions will be discussed in detail…

What is the Babar Azam Salary in BPL 2024?

Babar Azam salary in BPL 2024 was 80,000 USD. The BPL franchise  Rangpur Riders picked up Babar Azam in Category A of the overseas players list.

Moreover. Babar Azam is among the most expensive players of BPL 2024. He is placed in the list of Group A overseas players which includes other top performers in the list such as:

  • Shai Hope (WEST INDIES)
  • Dasun Shanaka (SRI LANKA)
  • Andre Russell (WEST INDIES)
  • Moeen Ali (ENGLAND)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (PAKISTAN)
  • Naseem Shah (PAKISTAN)
  • Nicholas Pooran (WEST INDIES)
  • Sunil Narine (WEST INDIES)
  • Rashid Khan (AFGHANISTAN)

He skipped ILT20 and preferred BPL 2024 which could boost his preparations for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024. It shows the competitiveness of the Bangladesh Premier League at the international level.

List of 10 Expensive Players in BPL 2024

Here are the top ten expensive players in BPL 2024, apart from Babar Azam, who are placed in Category A of local or overseas players and have salaries of 70 lakhs BDT (for local players)  or USD 80,000 (for international players):

1. Colin de Grandhomme (NEW ZEALAND):

The New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme is well known for his explosive batting techniques and aggressive fast bowling. He was a member of New Zealand’s winning squad in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship in 2019–2021.

2. Shakib Al Hasan (BANGLADESH)

Being cricketer-cum politician, Shakib Al Hasan is a disciplined bowler and attacking batsman. He has a long history of participating in several T20 league contests. He earned 70 lakhs BDT in BPL 2024.

3. Mushfiqur Rahim (BANGLADESH):

The former captain of the Bangladesh cricket team is one of the most skilled and experienced batsman cum wicketkeepers. He, too, earned 70 lakhs BDT in BPL 2024.

4. Tamim Iqbal (BANGLADESH):

Tamim Iqbal’s seasoned skill makes him a valuable asset and ranks him amongst the most expensive players of BPL 2024 with a salary of 70 lakhs BDT.

5: Adam Lyth (ENGLAND):

The English cricketer Adam Lyth played for Yorkshire in the County Cricket Club since 2007. His demand increased amongst many T20 franchises of different nations after his county team won the championship in 2014.

6. Shai Hope (West Indies):

Shai Hope established himself as a skilled batter by making his test debut at the age of 21 years. He signed for USD 80,000 deal and ranks amongst the most expensive overseas players in Group A.

7. Izharulhaq Naveed (AFGHANISTAN):

As a handy right-handed batsman and core spin bowler, the Afghan cricketer  Izharulhaq Naveed played for Kabul Province’s U-16 and U-17 before joining the senior cricketers’ squad. At the age of 20 years, he ranks as one of the youngest expensive overseas players in BPL 2024 by earning USD 80,000.

8. Shan Masood (PAKISTAN):

Shan Masood, a Pakistani left-handed batsman plays all formats of international cricket. He is one of the tallest cricketers who earns 80,000 USD among other expensive overseas players in BPL 2024.

9. Jamie Overton (ENGLAND):

The English cricketer Jamie Overton is a core player of Surrey County Cricket Club in the County Championship. His impressive performance as a bowling all-rounder makes him achieve an expensive income of 80,000 USD in BPL 2024 and ranks among other players in Group A.

10. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (BANGLADESH):

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s leadership skills as Dhaka Gladiators skipper in the inaugural edition of Bangladesh Premier League remain in every cricket fan’s hearts. His presence in the squad enhances the team’s performance, and he secures the attractive package of 70 lakhs BDT in the expensive list of Group A local players.

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