Commonwealth Bank
shopping-bag 0
Items : 0
Subtotal : $0.00
View Cart Check Out

Finch, Handscomb and Maxwell earn CA contracts

Cricket Australia has today announced the list of 20 male players who have been awarded national contracts for 2018-19.

The contracts are based on player performances over the past 12 months and players who the National Selection Panel believe could represent Australian teams in the upcoming year.

Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and Glenn Maxwell are the three Victorians to earn contracts.

Player

State

Age

Ashton Agar

WA

24

Alex Carey

SA

26

Pat Cummins

NSW

24

Aaron Finch

VIC

31

Peter Handscomb

VIC

26

Josh Hazlewood

NSW

27

Travis Head

SA

24

Usman Khawaja

QLD

31

Nathan Lyon

NSW

30

Glenn Maxwell

VIC

29

Shaun Marsh

WA

34

Mitchell Marsh

WA

26

Tim Paine

TAS

33

Matthew Renshaw

QLD

22

Jhye Richardson

WA

21

Kane Richardson

SA

27

Billy Stanlake

QLD

23

Mitchell Starc

NSW

28

Marcus Stoinis

WA

28

Andrew Tye

WA

31



Speaking on the list, National Selector Trevor Hohns said:

“When compiling this list, we reviewed what players have produced over the past 12 months, and importantly where they might fit in the upcoming year,” Hohns said.

“It’s a tough process, but we’re very satisfied with this group of 20 players.

“We think this a well-balanced list to represent Australia across all three formats.

“This period is set to include a significant amount of limited-overs cricket, including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. For that reason, there has been a bit of a focus in this contracting period on white-ball cricket, as we look ahead to trying to win back-to-back World Cups.”

Players not awarded contracts as part of the initial squad of 20 can earn upgrades throughout the year by accruing 12 upgrade points. Players receive five points for a Test, two for an ODI and one for a T20I.

Injured fast bowlers James Pattinson and Nathan Coulter-Nile also missed out.

“We would like to see both James and Nathan now put some consistent games together for their states. They are both quality fast bowlers and we have no doubt that if they can play regularly and remain fit in the upcoming season, they will become very positive selection options for us,” Hohns said.