Cape Town - Faf du Plessis is smiling all the way to the bank after a study revealed the Proteas skipper pockets over half-a-million dollars annually.
And that doesn't include his domestic engagements, endorsements or IPL payments!
According to a study published by Cricinfo, Du Plessis is currently the fourth-highest paid captain worldwide, cashing nearly $590 000 a year, or roughly R8 million in local currency.
Australian skipper Steve Smith is the highest paid of all international captains collecting a whopping $1.469m (R19m) while England's Joe Root is paid $1.38m (R18m) and India's Virat Kohli earns around $1m (R13.5m).
This sum, however, only includes international cricket - all three formats - and does not take into account a cricketers' lucrative earnings from the various T20 leagues around the world, as well as domestic engagements and endorsements.
Du Plessis took over the reins as Proteas skipper in all formats after AB de Villiers relinquished his one-day captaincy in August this year.
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Du Plessis has captained the Proteas in 16 Tests, 11 ODIs and 35 T20Is to date.
He will lead the Proteas once again in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday as the Proteas look to whitewash their visitors and regain the No 1 spot in the ICC ODI team rankings.
Play gets underway in East London at 10:00.
*$1 = R13.59