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Cricket Australia Gave A Shock To 5 Players, Bad News For IPL Franchises Too!

Sangeeta Viswas
4 weeks ago

The Cricket Australia Gave A Shock To 5 Players, Bad News For IPL Franchises Too! Cricket Australia just dropped a bomb with their new central contracts for the 2024-25 season. Big changes are brewing down under, with 5 players getting the boot, including 2 crucial members of IPL franchises.

Who Got Cut?

  • Marcus Stoinis (Lucknow Super Giants)
  • David Warner (Delhi Capitals)
  • Ashton Agar
  • Marcus Harris
  • Michael Neser

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Cricket Australia Gave A Shock To 5 Players, Bad News For IPL Franchises Too!

Why the Chop?

Stoinis and Warner both recently retired from Test and ODI cricket, focusing solely on T20s. Warner even announced his full retirement after the T20 World Cup 2024. Stoinis, at 33, also has an uncertain future.

Agar, Harris, and Neser are all experienced players, but they’ve been struggling with form lately.

Fresh Faces On The Block

Cricket Australia brought in 4 new faces for the central contracts:

  • Jhye Richardson (Yes, you read that right!)
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Matt Short
  • Aaron Hardy

Richardson, despite only playing 3 Tests, got the nod based on his raw talent. Ellis, Short, and Hardy have been impressive in domestic cricket.

Cricket Australia Gave A Shock To 5 Players, Bad News For IPL Franchises Too!

IPL Franchises in a Fix?

Both Stoinis and Warner are massive players in the IPL. Stoinis is a key all-rounder for Lucknow Super Giants, while Warner is the explosive opener for Delhi Capitals. Losing these two could be a major headache for these franchises.

Read more:-  12 Lakh Whammy! Is Slow Over Rate Ruining the IPL Fun?

What Do YOU Think?

Did Cricket Australia make the right call? How will these changes impact the upcoming season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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