Australia Cricketers Salaries: Josh Inglis, a dynamic wicketkeeper-batter, has earned a full Cricket Australia contract for the first time, while his state teammate Jhye Richardson has been left off the list of 20 players released today.
Marcus Harris, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Ashton Turner, and Matthew Wade were all left out. Former Test captain Tim Paine, who is on an indefinite hiatus, and fast bowler James Pattinson, who has retired from international cricket, were both ineligible.
“The performances by Mitch Marsh, Usman, Travis, Scott, Marcus and Mitch Swepson were pivotal in helping secure those successes and we are pleased they have retained their contracts for the upcoming year after being rewarded with upgrades throughout the past season,” said Men’s Chair of National Selectors George Bailey.
Adding to it they also conveyed ,”We believe this group provides us great coverage and versatility across all formats while others, as we saw in the past year, will continue to get opportunities to play a big part. With a tour of Sri Lanka, a home World Cup, home summer and tour of India there is an enormous amount of cricket to be played where the strength of our squads and depth will be challenged.”
“To contract just 20 players was challenging given the number of key series and the cycle of upcoming T20 and one-day World Cups, all of which will require varying skill sets and combinations.”
Players who haven’t been offered contracts can still earn upgrades by accumulating 12 upgrade points during the year. A Test match is worth five points, a One-Day International is worth two points, and a T20 International is worth one point.
Cricket Australia Central contract 2022-23:
Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson David Warner, Adam Zampa