Australia pacers Jhye and Kane Richardson on Thursday were dropped from Cricket Australia’s 20-member contract list. Apart from the duo, retired pacer James Pattinson and former Test skipper Tim Paine have been omitted while wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Wade and opener Marcus Harris don’t find any mention.

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Additions to the contract list include wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis, pacer Scott Boland, leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, batters Travis Head (Player of Series in the Ashes) and Usman Khawaja (Player of the Series against Pakistan) well as all rounders Mitchell Marsh (Player of the Match in Men’s T20 World Cup final) and Marcus Stoinis.

Jhye Richardson took five wickets on his return to the Test side in the second match of the Ashes at Adelaide. But did not feature in the rest of the series and did not tour Pakistan in order to manage his workload well. He did play in the T201 series against Sri Lanka but recently suffered a hamstring injury during the Marsh One Day Cup final.

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