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Pattinson, Harris get Cricket Australia contracts

AFP  |  Sydney 

Fast bowler and opener were among Australia's nationally contracted players announced Monday, but there was no room for Cameron Bancroft, Peter Siddle, or Marnus Labuschagne.

The list of 20 men's players offered deals for the 2019-2020 season on the basis of their performances over the past 12 months also included, as expected, and despite neither padding up during the period.

They were omitted last year after being banned over the ball-tampering scandal in Bancroft, who was suspended for nine months over the same incident, missed out.

"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," said chief selector

"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."

Others to be overlooked included and They, along with Labuschagne, recently played Test

Matt Renshaw, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, and Ashton Agar, who previously had contracts, did not have them renewed.

Fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile, who wasn't on the list last year, made the grade, but Pattinson was the biggest surprise having battled back from at the end of 2017.

The minimum value of a contract last season was Aus$286,000 (US$222,000). This year's figure was not released.

Contracted list: 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,

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 09:10 IST