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Smith, Warner named among 20 contracted Aussie players

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Returning after a year long ban, and are among 20 centrally-contracted players for 2019-20, announced on Monday.

and and spinner Adam Zampa, who were all kept out last year, have won their contracts back. Marcus Harris, who made his Test debut against in December last year, has also been included.

Pattinson last played in February 2016, before recurring stress fracture that kept him on the sidelines. The 28-year-old underwent and returned to guide his domestic side regain title. He has made his case stronger to feature in the Ashes in England later this year.

Meanwhile, Mitchell Marsh, who was named last year before falling out from all formats, has been left out of the contract. Ashton Agar, Matthew Renshaw, and are also the unlucky ones to make the cut.

"We believe the 2019-20 contract list provides us with a versatile group of players who can represent across all three formats over the contract period," of selectors said, while announcing Australia's squad for ICC 2019.

"Our key criteria focused on selecting a pool of players who are going to help us in our ambition to win the upcoming and in England, and who can also play the various formats over the course of the Australian summer."

Contracted players for 2019-20 are as follows: Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Carey, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner,

will take place in England and from May 30 to July 14. will open its defence against at the Ground on June 1.

Following is the 15-member squad for the 50-over tournament: (c) , Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, (vc), (vc), Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon,

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 10:25 IST