Cricket Australia Contracts 2017-18: List of Contracted Australian Cricket Players

Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Thursday (April 24) the complete list of centrally contracted male and female cricketers for the year 2017-18. The newly-announced contracts are expected to come into effect by July 1, 2017.

While 20 cricketers of the men’s team have a contract with the Australian cricket’s governing body, as many as nine cricketers who were part of CA’s central contracts in 2016-17 have been left out. The table below is that of the cricketers who have missed out on Cricket Australia’s Central Contracts 2017-18:

Excluded player Reason
Adam Voges Retired
George Bailey Out of favour with the selectors
Joe Burns Has dropped out of the Test side
Peter Nevill Lost his Test spot to Matthew Wade
James Faulkner Out of favour with the selectors
Shaun Marsh Has played very little international cricket lately
Peter Siddle Missed much of the last Australian summer of cricket with back injury
John Hastings Injury troubles
Nathan Coulter-Nile Injury troubles

Players with Cricket Australia’s Central Contracts for 2017-18

The table below is that of the 20 players who have Cricket Australia’s Central Contracts for the year 2017-18:

Contracted player Reason
Ashton Agar Considered capable of playing all three formats of the sport
Jackson Bird Could play some part in the Test side in the coming months
Hilton Cartwright Second-highest run-scorer in the Sheffield Shield last season and has earned the Baggy Green
Pat Cummins The current and the future of Australian Cricket
Aaron Finch A regular in the one-day side
Peter Handscomb A potential middle order mainstay in the Test side
Josh Hazlewood Premier fast bowler
Travis Head Has been picked in the Australian CT 2017 squad
Usman Khawaja A regular in the Test side
Nathan Lyon Australia’s No. 1 spinner
Mitchell Marsh Will be fit in time for the 2017-18 Ashes
Glenn Maxwell A regular in the one-day side
James Pattinson A part of Australia’s pace battery
Matthew Renshaw Had an impressive Test series with the bat vs India
Steve Smith Captain and No. 1 batsman
Billy Stanlake Seen as a player with immense talent and a great option in the future
Mitchell Starc Bowling spearhead
Matthew Wade Australia’s No. 1 gloveman
David Warner Vice-captain and No. 1 opener
Adam Zampa Seen as a future option

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