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Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis miss out on board’s central contracts

Top-order batsman Usman Khawaja has been omitted from Australia’s annual listing of 20 elite, reduced in size gamers in 2020 after falling out of fashion with selectors halfway through closing yr’s Ashes.

The 33-year-old lefthander has now not performed for the

Test side when you consider that being dropped after

the third Test towards England in Leeds closing August.

Usman Khawaja is among a slew of 2019-reduced in size players to miss out on new offers inclusive of fellow batsmen Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, and Shaun Marsh, speedy bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.

In their place, Marnus Labuschagne, Ashton Agar, Joe Burns, Mitchell Marsh, Kane Richardson, and Matthew Wade have all been rewarded.

Selector Trevor Hohns

“Marnus’s rise has been meteoric and well-documented,

Joe has been a good Test match player, Ashton Agar’s form in T20

internationals has been exceptional,

while Kane Richardson has been

outstanding in the 20-over and one-day games,”

selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement on Thursday.

Matthew Wade’s summer showed he is not

only a tough but a good Test player for us.

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All-rounder Annabel Sutherland, the teenage daughter of Cricket Australia’s lengthy-serving former CEO James Sutherland, earned one of the 15 countrywide girls’ contracts for the primary time.

The 18-yr-old, additionally the more youthful sister of

Victoria all-round talent Will Sutherland changed into

amongst three new faces at the list with rapid bowler Tayla Vlaeminck and South Australian all-rounder Tahlia McGrath.

The agreement lists had been launched a month,

not on time as governing body Cricket Australia scrambles to shore up its finances amid worldwide sports

activities close down due to the coronavirus.

Cricket Australia Contracts


Ashton Agar, Joe Burns, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh,

Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.


Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Meg Lanning, Tahlia McGrath,

Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.

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