Earnings for international cricketers

I was interested to read of the England cricketer Andrew Strauss’ reputed earnings. Feb 2004 he was a county captain earning £80,000; now, though, that figure has been quadrupled. I’ve read elsewhere that Andrew Flintoff is thought to earn close to £1m/annum.

These are tiny figures compared to footballers but they seem excellent in cricket terms.

I’d be really interested to hear from others about their respective countries. I know there are Indian, NZ, West Indian and Australian readers lurking…so cough up and let me know! Oh God – under an hour until 2005…