New Zealand has announced the contracted player’s list for 2019/20. In this, they have included 20 Players. Out of them, 17 players were retained, and 3 new players were added. Adam Milne, George Worker, and all-rounder Corey Anderson dropping out from the contracted list.
Three new players who were added in the list are James Neesham, Will Young, and Tom Blundell. After added these three players, Selection manager Gavin Larsen said the trio had worked hard over the previous summer. He said
“James had a very good season and made excellent progress with Wellington, New Zealand A and the Blackcaps. He’s made every post a winning one. Will receives an offer on the basis of the sheer weight of runs he scored last season, both for New Zealand A and the Central Stags. He would’ve received his first test cap in March, had it not been for the match being cancelled because of the Christchurch attack. Tom has acted as a back-up for BJ Watling on the tour of UAE, has recently played for New Zealand A and is in the World Cup squad as the wicketkeeping understudy for Tom Latham. We see this offer as a strong vote of confidence in his future.”
According to the terms of New Zealand Cricket’s Master Agreement with the New Zealand Cricket Players Association, the 20 players offered contracts have until May 9 to accept or decline the contract offers. Some big names in the list are Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Colin Munro, and Trent Boult.
Here are the Players who offered central contracts for 2019/20:
Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Will Young.