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Franklin loses out on NZ central contract

James Franklin, who played for Mumbai Indians was Man of the match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the third-place playoff in IPL © Getty Images

Wellington: Jul 1, 2011

 

He shone in the Indian Premier League but James Franklin’s not-so-impressive performances for New Zealand cost him his central contract along with six other players in the 20-strong list announced here today.

 

“A set criteria is used to rank players across all three forms of the game with Test cricket receiving twice the weighting of ODIs and Twenty20 internationals. The players with the highest aggregate score are then offered NZC contracts,” the NZC said in a statement afer announcing contracts for the period of August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012.

 

Reece Young, Rob Nicol, Trent Boult and Luke Woodcock are the newcomers to the contracted players list; Daniel Flynn and Neil Broom have returned to the list after missing out last year and Hamish Bennett has remained as an NZC contracted player after receiving an elevated contract in February 2011.

 

Brent Arnel, Grant Elliott, Gareth Hopkins, Tim McIntosh, Jeetan Patel and Daryl Tuffey, Franklin and Jamie How, who received an elevated contract in February, missed out. Scott Styris, who retired from international cricket, was not considered.

 

The 30-year-old Franklin, who played for Mumbai Indians, was man of the match of the third-place playoff which his side won against the Kolkata Knight Riders but that form was not enough to get him a contract.

 

Acting National Selection Manager Mark Greatbatch said the number of new players forcing their way into the top 20 was a good sign.

 

“Seven changes to the contracted list highlights the fact that there are a number of quality cricketers contesting for the top twenty contracts. That kind of competitiveness is good for our cricket,” he said.

 

The contracted players: Hamish Bennett, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Daniel Flynn, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Andy McKay, Kyle Mills, Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock, Reece Young.

 

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