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IPL 2021 player salaries: Who are the highest paid stars at Royal Challengers Bangalore?

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In a few days, the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League will resume in the UAE, and the spotlight will firmly be on Virat Kohli.

The India captain had a memorable tour of England guiding his team to another historic overseas Test series win. However, that result was quickly pushed aside as the conversation shifted towards a potentially make-or-break T20 season for Kohli, which includes the IPL and then the T20 World Cup.

Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen India has produced and has put together a world-conquering outfit. However, after multiple seasons as captain of IPL and national teams, Kohli does not have any major titles in the trophy cabinet, which has led to discussions about a change in leadership.

With that kind of attention on him, Kohli leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the remainder of the IPL, with the team also missing a host of international players. Australian players Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Josh Philippe, and New Zealand's Finn Allen and Scott Kuggeleijn are all unavailable while all-rounder Washington Sundar is injured.

They have brought in replacements, but it is clear Bangalore will be significantly weakened when they restart their season.

So, who are the players RCB will be relying on during IPL 2021 in the UAE? And how much do they get paid?

In the picture gallery above, you can see how much Royal Challengers Bangalore players earn, according to salarysport.com and moneyball.insidesport.co. To view the next image, click on the arrows or swipe if on a mobile device. Note that the list does not include a number of top-earning foreign players who are not participating in the UAE leg.

Who is the highest paid player at RCB?

No surprises here, it's Kohli who has a salary of 170 million rupees ($2.3m). In fact, he is the best paid cricketer in the world and one of the most valuable and marketable athletes on the planet.

Top 10 highest paid RCB cricketers in 2021

1. Virat Kohli, 170million rupees ($2.3m)

2. Kyle Jamieson, 150m rupees ($2.03m)

3. Glenn Maxwell, 142.5m rupees ($1.93m)

4. AB de Villiers, 110m rupees ($1.5m)

5. Yuzvendra Chahal, 60m rupees ($810,000)

6. Dan Christian, 48m rupees ($650,000)

7. Navdeep Saini, 30m rupees ($407,000)

8. Mohammed Siraj, 26m rupees ($350,000)

9 = Wanindu Hasaranga, 5m rupees ($68,000)

9 = Dushmantha Chameera, 5m rupees ($68,000)

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