What is the Salary of a player in The Hundred (Men’s) in England?

Aug 1, 2023 | Finances & Cricket, The Hundred

Today we will discuss the salary of a player in The Hundred in England.

Ever since its inception, the Hundred has threatened to either change the landscape of English cricket or break County Cricket from the core.

However, there’s one question on every cricket fan’s mind: just how much do these players make?

The Hundred Cricketer Salary – By the Numbers

  • The average salary of a player in the Hundred (Men’s Competition) is £58,823.53 or $75,440.29 (maximum 17 players in squad with a purse of £1,000,000 or $1,282,485).
  • The average salary for an overseas Hundred (men’s) cricketer is £80,400 or $103,112 (£2,010,000 or $2,577,795 for 25 players). On the other hand, the average salary for a domestic player in the Hundred (men’s) is £53,964 or $69208 (£5,990,000 or $7,682,085 purse for a total of 111 spots, including centrally contracted & wildcard players).
  • The captains get a £10,000 ($12,825) bonus. Hence, the maximum a player in the Men’s Hundred can earn is £135,000 ($173,135), while the minimum is £30,000 ($38,475).
  • Compared to other leagues, The Hundred ranks at #5 in the richest cricket leagues (according to average salaries).

The Hundred – How Much Was Each Draft Pick?

The draft picks ranged from £30,000 ($38,475) for 7th round picks to £125,000 ($160,311) for the 1st round picks. Wildcards were drafted later as well as one centrally contracted per team.

Draft PickSalary Amount
Round 1£125,000 ($160,311)
Round 2£100,000 ($128,249)
Round 3£75,000 ($96,186)
Round 4£60,000 ($76,949)
Round 5£50,000 ($64,124)
Round 6£40,000 ($51,299)
Round 7£30,000 ($38,475)

Note: The conversion rate is as of 7/31/2023, when £1 = $1.28.

Also Read: What is the Salary of women cricketers in The Hundred (Women’s) in England?

The Hundred Retentions & Draft Picks – Salary of Cricket Player in The Hundred

*Note: Since the initial draft, several players have pulled out of the tournament and have been replaced.

*Matthew Short, Mitchell Santner, Tanveer Sangha, Ish Sodhi, Daryl Mitchell, Matthew Wade, Daniel Worrall, Usama Mir, Zaman Khan, Adam Zampa, Jimmy Neesham, Imad Wasim are some of the replaced players while Rashid Khan, Glenn Maxwell, etc. have pulled out (some others like Josh Little., Mithcell Santner, and Imad Wasim will play a few games here and there).

1. First Round Draft Pick (£125,000/$160,311)

  • Retentions: Adil Rashid, Harry Brook (Northern Superchargers), Sunil Narine, Will Jacks (Oval Invincibles), Liam Livingstone (Birmingham Phoenix), Glenn Maxwell (London Spirit), Wanindu Hasaranga, Phil Salt (Manchester Originals), Rashid Khan (Trent Rocket)
  • Draft Picks: Tom Abell, David Willey (Welsh Fire), Leus Du Plooy, Tim David (Southern Brave), Ben Duckett (Birmingham Phoenix), Mitchell Marsh (London Spirit), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Trent Rockets)

2. Second Round Draft Pick (£100,000/$128,249)

  • Retentions: Joe Clarke (Welsh Fire), James Vince, Chris Jordan (Southern Brave), Jason Roy, Tom Curran (Oval Invincibles), Moeen Ali, Shadab Khan (Birmingham Phoenix), Nathan Ellis (London Spirit), Dawid Malan, Alex Hales (Trent Rocket)
  • Draft Picks: Shaheen Shah Afridi (Welsh Fire), Reece Topley, Tom Banton (Northern Superchargers), Olly Stone (London Spirit), Laurie Evans, Ashton Turner (Manchester Invincibles)

3. Third Round Draft Pick (£75,000/$96,186)

  • Retentions: Adam Lyth (Northern Superchargers), Ollie Pope (Welsh Fire), Tymal Mills (Southern Brave), Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood (Oval Invincibles), Adam Milne, Benny Howell (Birmingham Phoenix), Liam Dawson, Dan Lawrence (London Spirit), Jamie Overton, Tom Hartley (Manchester Originals), Lewis Gregory, Luke Wood, Michael Bracewell (Northern Superchargers)
  • Draft Picks: Glenn Phillips (Welsh Fire), Devon Conway (Southern Brave), Heinrich Klaasen, Ross Whiteley (Oval Invincibles)

4. Fourth Round Draft Pick (£60,000/$76,949)

  • Retentions: Adam Hose, Brydon Carse (Northern Superchargers), David Payne (Welsh Fire), Rehan Ahmed (Southern Brave), Will Smeed, Kane Richardson (Birmingham Phoenix), Zak Crawley, Jordan Thompson (London Spirit), Richard Gleeson, Paul Walter (Manchester Originals), Colin Munro, Sam Cook (Trent Rocket)
  • Draft Picks: Haris Rauf (Welsh Fire), Jamie Smith (Birmingham Phoenix), Josh Tongue (Manchester Originals)

5. Fifth Round Draft Pick (£50,000/$64,124)

  • Retentions: David Wiese (Northern Superchargers), Jake Ball (Welsh Fire), George Garton, Finn Allen (Southern Brave), Jordan Cox, Gus Atkinson (Oval Invincibles), Tom Helm (Birmingham Phoenix), Mason Crane, Adam Rossington (London Spirit), Josh Little (Manchester Originals), Daniel Sams, Samit Patel
  • Draft Picks: Roelof van de Merwe (Welsh Fire), Insanullah (Oval Invincibles), Miles Hammond (Birmingham Phoenix), Sam Hain, Brad Wheal (Trent Rockets)

6. Sixth Round Draft Pick (£40,000/$51,299)

  • Retentions: Wayne Parnell (Northern Superchargers), James Fuller, Alex Davies (Southern Brave), Danny Briggs (Oval Invincibles), Chris Benjamin (Birmingham Phoenix), Chris Wood, Ravi Bopara (London Spirit), Wayne Madsen, Tom Lammonby (Manchester Originals)
  • Draft Picks: Steve Eskinazi, Daniel Douthwaite (Welsh Fire), Bas de Leede (Northern Superchargers)

7. Seventh Round Draft Pick (£30,000/$38,475)

  • Draft Picks: Callum Parkinson (Northern Superchargers), Nathan Sowter (Oval Invincibles), George Scrimshaw (Welsh Fire), Joe Weatherley (Southern Brave), Dan Mousley (Birmingham Phoenix), Mitchell Stanley (Manchester Originals), Matt Carter

8. Wildcard Pick (£30,000/$38,475)

  • Daniel Bell-Drummond, Matt Critchley (London Spirit), Luke Wells Chris Cooke (Welsh Fire), Max Holden, Ben Raine (Manchester Originals), Ollie Robinson, Saif Zaib (Northern Superchargers), Tawanda Muyeye, Zak Chapell (Oval Invincibles), Tom Moores, John Turner (Trent Rockets), Jacob Bethell, Henry Brookes (Birmingham Phoenix), Jafer Chohan, Matt Fisher (Southern Brave)

*In previous years, only one wildcard was available for £50,000/$64,124. However, since Hundred 2023, there will be two wildcard picks for £30,000 each.

9. Centrally Contracted Players (£50,000-£125,000/ $64,124-$160,311)

  • Jonny Bairstow (Welsh Fire), Jofra Archer (Southern Brave), Ben Stokes (Northern Superchargers), Sam Curran (Oval Invincibles), Chris Woakes (Birmingham Phoenix), Mark Wood (Lond Spirit), Jos Buttler (Manchester Originals), Joe Root (Trent Rockets)

Also Read: What is the Salary of a Major League Cricket player in the USA?

Final Thoughts

The Hundred draft dynamics has turned out to be pretty uneven over the last few years.

As Freddie Wilde wrote, “there will be overseas players taken at £60,000 who are better players than domestic players at £125,000.” Although this year the imbalance has reduced, the uncertain player availability is a cause for concern.

Due to leagues turning out left & right, especially in the summer months & due to England’s internal conflict with the Counties, it is not a total certainty that Men’s Hundred will survive another couple of years.

Sources: How The Hundred Draft Really Works (Cricinfo), Squads (Cricinfo), Entire Draft List (ECB), Pay Freeze in 2023 (The Cricketer), Pay Increase in 2022 (Cricinfo)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average salary for a player in the Hundred in England?

The average salary of a player in the Hundred (Men’s Competition) is £58,823.53 or $75,440.29 (maximum 17 players in squad with a purse of £1,000,000 or $1,282,485).

Is The Hundred the richest cricket league in the world?

No, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the richest cricket league in the world. The Hundred (Men’s) is the fifth richest cricket league in the world (based on average player salary).

How much money does Joe Root earn in the Hundred in England?

Joe Root will earn £125,000 if he plays a full season. Otherwise, he will earn £50,000 for full season plus £5,000 for full season for each additional game.

Who was the most expensive player in The Hundred draft?

Adil Rashid, Harry Brook, Sunil Narine, Glenn Maxwell, etc. were the most expensive players. They each earned £125,000 ($160,311) as the first draft picks.

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