The England and Wales Cricket board have included six new players in the list of their contracted players. The six new entrants in the 12 member list includes Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes, who all figured in Test matches this summer and are in contention to play in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year.

Tim Bresnan, who is struggling to make it to the team, Jonayhan Trott, who is having some problems with depression, Kevin Pietersen, who was controversially axed by ECB, out of favour Matt Prior and retired Graeme Swann are the names that missed out from the previous list.

National selector James Whitaker said: “The awarding of contracts enables the selectors and team management to plan for the next 12 months of international cricket.

“We have been hugely encouraged by the rapid development of a host of younger players in the last year, and this is reflected in a total of six players being awarded 12-month central contracts for the first time.”

The full list of centrally contracted players is: MM Ali (Worcestershire), JM Anderson (Lancashire), GS Ballance (Yorkshire), IR Bell (Warwickshire), SCJ Broad (Nottinghamshire), JC Buttler (Lancashire), AN Cook (Essex), ST Finn (Middlesex), CJ Jordan (Sussex), JE Root (Yorkshire), BA Stokes (Durham), CR Woakes (Warwickshire).

A further five players have been awarded increment contracts: Ravi Bopara (Essex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), James Tredwell (Kent)

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