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Green awarded Cricket Australia contract

All-rounder Cameron Green has earned a Cricket Australia contract for the 2021-22 season.

Green awarded Cricket Australia contract
Cameron Green. Photo: Getty Images

 

Green made his international debut across formats against India during the 2020-21 season. He scored 236 runs in the four-Test series including an entertaining maiden half-century (84).

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With 922 runs at 76.83 for Western Australia, Green was the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded Sheffield Shield.

“Cameron is a player we believe will play an important role for Australian cricket after his impressive breakout summer,” national selector Trevor Hohns said.

“His 84 in the second-innings against India at the SCG demonstrated excellent technique and resolve and we are confident his bowling will be impactful at international level. His domestic form was also outstanding, and we expect he will only get better with more international exposure.”

The contract list has been cut down to 17 from last season’s 20. Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh and Joe Burns have lost their contracts.

Will Pucovski, another Test debutant, and regular white-ball player Marcus Stoinis have not been awarded contracts.

According to Memorandum of Understanding between CA and Australian Cricketers’ Association, a minimum of 17 and maximum of 20 players have to be given contracts. CA has gone to format specialisation as the selector Hohns has asked more competition from domestic arena.

“There are two main reasons behind the size of the contract list. Firstly, we have seen format specialisation become increasingly prevalent in recent seasons which, accordingly, has resulted in a broader group of players representing Australia, often beyond the initial list of contracted players at the start of each year,” Hohns said.

“Secondly, we want to create an environment where players strive for national selection through consistent domestic performances and earn national contracts through consistent international performances.”

Australia will resume to international cricket in July, with a white-ball tour of West Indies. They will then visit Bangladesh for a T20I series as a build up to the T20 World Cup in India scheduled for October-November.

Australia will play a one-off Test against Afghanistan before taking on England in The Ashes.

Cricket Australia men’s contract list: Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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