All-rounder Cameron Green has been included in the contract for the first time by Cricket Australia (CA). The big names like Matthew Wade and Travis Head have not been included in the list of 17 players announced by CA on Friday. He is the only new name in the green list, scoring 236 runs at an average of 33.71 in the four-Test home series against India. The first 20 players were included in this list but only 17 players have been awarded contracts for the upcoming season.
Apart from Travis Head and wicketkeeper-batsman Wade, opener Joe Burns, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis have not been included in the contracted players for the 2021-22 season. In this season, Australia has to play the domestic Ashes series in addition to the T20 World Cup in India. Former captains Steve Smith and David Warner are also among the contracted players.
National selector Trevor Hans said in the statement, "We have full faith in the 17 players whose names were announced. The Australian men's team has a very busy schedule in all three formats this season. '
The names of the 17 players who have been included in the list of contracts by Cricket Australia are - Ashton Egger, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschen, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Jenny Richardson, Ken Richardson, Steve Smith, Michelle Stark, David Warner, and Adam Jampa.