Australian Test captain Pat Cummins has been revealed as the country’s highest-paid cricketer for the third year running, according to confidential rankings released internally by Cricket Australia this week.
The nation’s top seven earners are dominated by New South Wales, with Cummins followed in the pecking order by Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Nathan Lyon.
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Of that group, South African-born Queenslander Labuschagne is the only non-Blue.
Hazlewood pocketed $1.6m, Warner earned $1.5m, Starc took home $1.4m, Smith was paid $1.3m, Labuschagne…