4. Cheteshwar Pujara – INR 5 Crores
Pujara plays in the No. 3 position for India, the position where the legend Rahul Dravid used to come, and Pujara has definitely carried his predecessor’s legacy forward.
He is a crucial batsman for India in the longer format and often builds huge partnerships with the other batsmen. He is also one of the few players with a Test average of over 50.
He is one of the toughest nuts to break and just like Murali Vijay, he also plays almost all the Tests for his country and draws a salary of â‚¹5 crores per annum.
5. Wriddhiman Saha – INR 5 Crores
He is one of the best wicketkeepers of India as he is very safe behind the stumps. Since Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket, he has become his replacement and has been a regular member of the Test squad.
Moreover he adds some crucial runs down the order and is a crucial asset to the team. He earns â‚¹5 crores as his annual salary.
6. Ravichandran Ashwin – INR 5 Crores
Not long ago this finger spinner was a regular member in all the formats, but was recently replaced by the wrist spinners in the limited overs format. However he still features regularly in Test matches.
The 31-year-old cricketer is the fastest to reach 300 Test wickets mark and also holds many other records. He has added many variations to his arsenal recently and is working hard to stage a comeback in the limited overs format.
For his hard work in Tests and the amount of success he gives to his country, Ashwin is paid â‚¹5 crores per annum.
7. Ravindra Jadeja – INR 5 Crores
Like his counterpart Ashwin, this finger spinner also lost his place in the limited formats due to the emergence of wrist spinners. He is currently ranked No. 2 in Test all-rounder rankings and No.4 in Test bowler rankings.
He is a regular member in the Test squad and also comes handy in the lower order because of his explosive batting. He is best known for his pinpoint accuracy and his ability to bowl quicker spells.
Like Ashwin, he is also trying to make a comeback in the limited overs format and is currently paid â‚¹5 crores per annum.