There have been plenty of good players that have been left out of the Australian Men’s Cricket contracted players for 2020-21. There were 20 players that were included in the contracted players. There are always good players that are left out of a contracted list. I have formulated a team of Men’s Australian Cricketers that don’t have a contract. I narrowed them down; here they are:
1- Daniel Hughes (Left Hand Batsman- New South Wales)
Daniel Hughes had a good year of cricket in the 2019 Season for New South Wales. Hughes had a good year of state cricket averaging over 40 runs per innings.
2- Marcus Harris (Left Hand Batsman- Victoria)
Marcus Harris has been a revelation in the year 2020 for Victoria. Harris should have played more than the 9 test matches for Australia. That will be the case if he can replicate his performances from the year 2020 and prove it wasn’t an aberration.
3- Nic Maddinson (Left Hand Batsman- Victoria)
Nic Maddinson is a player that has the capability of being a regular part of the Australian test team. Maddinson had an outstanding year of cricket in the year of 2020 playing for Victoria.
4- Tom Cooper (Right Hand Batsman- South Australia)
Tom Cooper has already performed well at international level for the Netherlands. Cooper has averaged 48.8 in one day international cricket. He has been a consistent performer for South Australia.
5- Moises Henriques (Captain- Right Hand All Rounder- New South Wales)
Moises Henriques is an all rounder that had a good year as a batsman in the year of 2020. Henriques averages slightly over 1 wicket per game at 1st class level. It’s difficult to understand why he hasn’t played more than 4 tests for Australia. Henriques would Captain the team as he is a quality character and a proven leader.
6- Peter Handscomb (Right Hand Batsman, Wicketkeeper- Victoria)
Peter Handscomb is a player that has plenty of ability. Handscomb has an impressive batting average at Test level; 38.91 runs per innings.
7- Sean Abbott (Vice-Captain- Right Hand All Rounder- New South Wales)
Sean Abbott averaged 38.5 runs per innings as a batsman for New South Wales in the year of 2020. This is more than respectable for an all rounder. Abbott should have played test cricket based on his ability.
8- Michael Neser (Right Hand Bowling All Rounder- Queensland)
Michael Neser is a talented bowler that has the ability to contribute with the bat as well! Neser averages a reasonable 24.41 runs per innings at 1st class level.
9- Cameron Gannon (Right Hand Fast Bowler- Queensland)
Cameron Gannon took the most wickets of any bowler in Australia at state level in the year 2020. It’s only a matter of time until Gannon gets the recognition he deserves.
10- Jackson Bird (Right Hand Fast Bowler- Tasmania)
Jackson Bird is a bowler that should have played more than 9 tests for Australia. Bird has taken 34 wickets in 9 Test Matches.
11- Mitchell Swepson (Right Hand Leg Spinner- Queensland)
Mitchell Swepson is a quality leg spinner. Swepson just needs to believe in himself and he will reach his potential, which is playing for his country at test level.
12th Man- Scott Boland (Right Hand Fast Bowler- Victoria)
Scott Boland is a good fast bowler that has the capacity to play cricket at the highest level.