Yahoo – Singapore – Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was among several players dropped from a heavily revamped list of nationally contracted players

Fast bowlers were the winners as Australia’s post ball-tampering era began Wednesday with a heavily revamped list of nationally contracted players, minus the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner.

Summary

  • Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was among several players dropped from a heavily revamped list of nationally contracted playersFast bowlers were the winners as Australia’s post ball-tampering era began Wednesday with a heavily revamped list of nationally contracted players, minus the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner.
  • The list of 20 men’s players offered deals by Cricket Australia for the 2018-19 season on the basis of their performances over the past 12 months included five first-timers.
  • With the next World Cup falling within the contract period, selectors placed a strong emphasis on the limited overs formats in selecting players.
  • The ball-tampering scandal during the third Test in South Africa stunned the sport and sparked reviews into the culture within Australian cricket.
  • Smith and Warner have been banned from international and domestic cricket for a year, while Bancroft was exiled for nine months, leaving the squad badly weakened.


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