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    Australian Contracts

    Well with the contracts being awarded soon I think the time is right to take a look at who might get one, who'll lose theirs to a newbie and what not.

    First of all; the possible losers. Nobody is really safe with their contracts so I'll list people who might (notice I said MIGHT) lose out:
    Ashley Noffke - I'm sure of it; he's gone.
    Nathan Hauritz - Might be saved by some promising late season performances.
    Brad Hogg - See Hauritz. Can't see him playing an awful lot though.
    Andy Bichel - Dropped at the wrong time?
    Jimmy Maher - Barely played. Is he wanted any longer?
    Steve Waugh - No might about it :P
    Martin Love - Recently, he's done what? Someone remind me.
    Nathan Bracken - Might stay, might go. You could argue either way.

    Effectively, that opens 3 specialist batsmen's spots. Although, seeing as Hogg and Bichel are both known for a bit of batting, who knows (and I know Noffke and Hauritz are no bunnies).

    Well, I'm gonna lay this one straight on the table and say Marcus North is a dark horse for a contract. I think his timing couldn't be better to notch up some great performances. In complete contrast to Martin Love, who seems to have fallen out of favour and the longer that happens, the harder it is for him to springboard off a string of superlative performances. As in, he'll have been out too long and without any barrier breaking scores.

    With the bowlers, there's just too many names that get thrown around without an awful lot of conviction. Tait, Rofe, Wright, whoever you can think of, but I'm sure if Tait or Rofe don't get given a contract then the other bowlers will hang on. Kasprowicz back in?

    As I said, hard to predict who will come in and who will go with the contracts exactly, but it should be interesting, so I am waiting expectantly.

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    Hauritz will lose his contract. There are three other spinners above him, MacGill, Hogg, Warne. He will lose it.

    In my mind, Cleary would be a good pick.

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    Re: Australian Contracts

    Originally posted by furious_ged
    First of all; the possible losers. Nobody is really safe with their contracts so I'll list people who might (notice I said MIGHT) lose out:
    Ashley Noffke - I'm sure of it; he's gone.
    Nathan Hauritz - Might be saved by some promising late season performances.
    Brad Hogg - See Hauritz. Can't see him playing an awful lot though.
    Andy Bichel - Dropped at the wrong time?
    Jimmy Maher - Barely played. Is he wanted any longer?
    Steve Waugh - No might about it :P
    Martin Love - Recently, he's done what? Someone remind me.
    Nathan Bracken - Might stay, might go. You could argue either way.
    Hogg won't lose his contract. Not this year anyway - maybe in 2005/06.

    Take into account that Katich, Kasprowicz and probably Mike Hussey will be added to the list because they're not on it at the moment.

    Haddin and/or Seccombe may get contracts too.

    Love and Bichel probably won't lose their contracts - not just yet. As tragic as it is, I think Bracken is in the same boat.

    Does Watson have one? From memory he does. That's the most interesting one for mine.

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    Re: Re: Australian Contracts

    Originally posted by Andre
    Love and Bichel probably won't lose their contracts - not just yet. As tragic as it is, I think Bracken is in the same boat.
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    Re: Re: Australian Contracts

    Originally posted by Andre
    Hogg won't lose his contract. Not this year anyway - maybe in 2005/06.

    Take into account that Katich, Kasprowicz and probably Mike Hussey will be added to the list because they're not on it at the moment.

    Haddin and/or Seccombe may get contracts too.

    Love and Bichel probably won't lose their contracts - not just yet. As tragic as it is, I think Bracken is in the same boat.

    Does Watson have one? From memory he does. That's the most interesting one for mine.
    Both Katich and Watson have contracts

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    But as I recall Katich was an add-on to the 25. Thus making his retention at someone's expense. Initially only 25 are awarded, but other players can get one throughout the year.

    Like I said though fellas, they're all players who haven't done anything to guarantee that they'll keep their contract.

    I forgot to mention Hussey as someone to get back a contract.

    So that would make non contract-holding contenders:
    Hussey
    North
    Katich (for being an add-on, damn certainty though)
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    If Maher & Love lose their contracts it will be a joke.

    Since Maher came back from the TVS cup he has score two ING cup centuries including an Australian domestic record 187. In the couple of Pura cup games he has played he has scored a century and a 90.

    Love has scored a 300* a century in Perth a 94 against India for Australia A an ING cup century and a number of 50s.

    Hauritz will lose his contract and Kaspa will be named.

    My list:

    1. Ponting
    2. McGrath
    3. Gilchrist
    4. Hayden
    5. Gilelspie
    6. Martyn
    7. Lehmann
    8. Lee
    9. Warne
    10. Symonds
    11. Katich
    12. Clarke
    13. Bevan
    14. Langer
    15. Harvey
    16. Hogg
    17. Kasprowicz
    18. MacGill
    19. Williams
    20. Bracken
    21. Bichel?
    22. Love
    23. Maher
    24. Watson
    25. Hussey?

    Put ?s beside the ones that might struggle.
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    Originally posted by furious_ged
    Already has one.
    He may be on the contract list at BaggyGreen.com.au but his contract was taken away after he was suspended, so technically he does not have a contract. So he will have to play three games before he is put on his full wage.

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    Originally posted by Mister Wright

    My list:

    1. Ponting
    2. McGrath
    3. Gilchrist
    4. Hayden
    5. Gilelspie
    6. Martyn
    7. Lehmann
    8. Lee
    9. Warne
    10. Symonds
    11. Katich
    12. Clarke
    13. Bevan
    14. Langer
    15. Harvey
    16. Hogg
    17. Kasprowicz
    18. MacGill
    19. Williams
    20. Bracken
    21. Bichel?
    22. Love
    23. Maher
    24. Watson
    25. Hussey?

    Put ?s beside the ones that might struggle.

    i dont think bichel will get one, or Maher for that matter, i think seccombe will get one and im hoping Inness, though i think Tait is almost a certainty. Bracken is also highly likley to retain his contract but i can only see him playing in ODI's. Hogg should also keep his
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    Originally posted by age_master
    i dont think bichel will get one, or Maher for that matter, i think seccombe will get one and im hoping Inness, though i think Tait is almost a certainty. Bracken is also highly likley to retain his contract but i can only see him playing in ODI's. Hogg should also keep his
    Agreed on Bic and Mabo, not on Seccombe and Inness.

    Australia hasn't really made a habit of contracting a second keeper. I don't see what Seccombe has done to turn the tide.

    Hogg should go, Bracken could go either way, I don't care.

    Also, I think Dave Hussey is as much a chance as North, whom has really had a better season than him IMO. Come on, who's gonna stat me to death first?
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