Men's state squads: Ins and outs for the 2024-25 season

All the latest off field moves across the men's domestic competitions, as well as full state squads for the upcoming season

NSW | Queensland | South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia

New South Wales

After an improved summer where they reached the Marsh One-Day Cup final and snapped a 15-game winless streak in the Sheffield Shield to finish the season in third, the Blues have added two star recruits for 2024-25 with Test-capped batter Nic Maddinson returning home after six seasons in Victoria and wicketkeeper-batter Josh Philippe joining from Western Australia.

Australia under-19 World Cup-winning heroes Sam Konstas, Ryan Hicks and Charlie Anderson have earned NSW contracts as the Blues continue to invest in youth to build on a promising 2023-24.

Jason Sangha has joined South Australia in search of more opportunities after being unable to crack the Blues' Shield side in the second half of last season, while 'keeper Baxter Holt has replaced Philippe at Western Australia. Retiring Aussie opener David Warner, top-order batter Blake Macdonald, and fast bowlers Ross Pawson and Hunar Verma are the others to drop of the NSW men's list for the upcoming season.

Head coach: Greg Shipperd


Squad: Sean Abbott*, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins*, Oliver Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Ryan Hackney, Ryan Hadley, Liam Hatcher, Josh Hazlewood*, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Sam Konstas, Nathan Lyon*, Nic Maddinson, Blake Nikitaras, Jack Nisbet, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith*, Mitchell Starc*, Chris Tremain, Adam Zampa*. Rookies: Charlie Anderson, Joel Davies, Ryan Hicks, Will Salzmann, Lachlan Shaw


Ins: Nic Maddinson, Josh Philippe, Sam Konstas.


Outs: Baxter Holt, Blake MacDonald, Ross Pawson, Jason Sangha, David Warner*


* Denotes Cricket Australia contract


There have been significant list changes at Queensland after a disappointing season that saw the Bulls finish last in the Shield for the first time in 16 years as well as fifth in the Marsh One-Day Cup. Former Australian opener Joe Burns has lost his Queensland Bulls contract while fellow Test-capped spinner Matthew Kuhnemann has been released to pursue greater red-ball opportunities with Tasmania, where he has been joined by young quick Will Prestwidge.

Australia under-19 stars Callum Vidler and Hugh Weibgen have earned full contracts, while their World Cup-winning teammates Tom Straker and Lachlan Aitken are on the rookie list as the state goes through somewhat of a reset after a tough summer that also claimed Queensland and title-winning Brisbane Heat coach Wade Seccombe, who resigned from both roles in March.

There will be six new faces in the Bulls squad next season with former NSW batter Lachlan Hearne, opening batter Angus Lovell – who played the final four games of the last Sheffield Shield season – and seamer Jem Ryan joining the Australian under-19 trio of Vidler, Aitken and Straker.

Head coach: To be announced


Squad: Xavier Bartlett*, Max Bryant, Hugo Burdon, Jack Clayton, Liam Guthrie, Lachlan Hearne, Usman Khawaja*, Marnus Labuschagne*, Angus Lovell, Ben McDermott, Michael Neser, Jimmy Pierson, Matthew Renshaw, Gurinder Sandhu, Jack Sinfield, Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Mitch Swepson, Bryce Street, Callum Vidler, Hugh Weibgen, Jack Wildermuth. Rookies: Tom Whitney, Lachlan Aitken, Jem Ryan, Tom Straker


Ins: Angus Lovell, Lachlan Hearne, Callum Vidler, Lachlan Aitken, Jem Ryan, Tom Straker


Outs: Joe Burns, James Bazley, Blake Edwards, Aryan Jain, Matthew Kuhnemann, Will Prestwidge


* Denotes Cricket Australia contract

South Australia

South Australia endured yet another tough season finish fifth in the Sheffield Shield and last in the Marsh Cup but will have greater hopes for 2024-25 with the additions of Jason Sangha from NSW and Mackenzie Harvey from Victoria. 

Head coach Jason Gillespie has parted ways with the state leaving Ryan Harris in the interim role. SA have rewarded opening batter Conor McInerney and fast bowler Campbell Thompson for their strong performances in Premier cricket with a contract for the upcoming summer.

Head coach: Ryan Harris (interim)


Squad: Wes Agar, Jordan Buckingham, Alex Carey*, Harry Conway, Brendan Doggett, Daniel Drew, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Travis Head*, Henry Hunt, Spencer Johnson, Thomas Kelly, Jake Lehmann, Ben Manenti, Nathan McAndrew, Conor McInerney, Nathan McSweeney, Harry Nielsen, Lloyd Pope, Jason Sangha, Liam Scott, Henry Thornton. Rookies: Kyle Brazell, Aidan Cahill, Harry Matthias, Campbell Thompson


Ins: Mackenzie Harvey, Conor McInerney, Jason Sangha, Campbell Thompson


Outs: Jake Carder, David Grant, Isaac Higgins, Kelvin Smith


*Denotes Cricket Australia contract


Tasmania announced a host of new recruits for 2024-25 with Matthew Kuhnemann and Will Prestwidge joining from Queensland. Talented 19-year-old U19 World Cup-winning spinner Raf MacMillan has also been poached from NSW, while fast bolwer Keiran Elliott has secured his maiden domestic contract.

With Kuhnemann inking a three-year deal and MacMillan a two-year rookie contract, the Tigers have secured at least 13 of their current list beyond the end of next season. Beau Webster signed a two-year extension that will keep him at the state until at least the end of the 2026-27 season, as has opening batter Tim Ward, while Mac Wright has added another year to remain at the Tigers until the end of the 2025-26 season.

Wicketkeeper Jake Doran and allrounder Brad Hope have both re-signed for three years, towering fast bowler Billy Stanlake, batter Charlie Wakim and rookie Aiden O'Connor all scored new two-year deals, while captain Jordan Silk and Caleb Jewell signed three-year extensions last year.

Head coach: Jeff Vaughan


Squad: Gabe Bell, Iain Carlisle, Jake Doran, Kieran Elliot, Nathan Ellis*, Jarrod Freeman, Bradley Hope, Caleb Jewell, Matthew Kuhnemann, Riley Meredith, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Mitch Owen, Will Prestwidge, Jordan Silk, Billy Stanlake, Charlie Wakim, Tim Ward, Jake Weatherald, Beau Webster, Mac Wright. Rookies: Nick Davis, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Aidan O’Connor, Rafael MacMillan


Ins: Matt Kuhnemann (Queensland), Will Prestwidge (Queensland), Kieran Elliot, Rafael Macmillan (NSW)


Outs: Sam Rainbird (retired), Matthew Wade (retired), Paddy Dooley (delisted)


* Denotes Cricket Australia contract


Having lost star batter Nic Maddinson who is returning home to Sydney after an incredible six-year stint with Victoria that 2785 Sheffield Shield runs at 50.64, including 10 centuries, the Vics have turned to new Melbourne Renegades recruit Josh Brown to fill a batting shortfall in their squad for next season.

Talented batter Will Pucovski has retained his spot on the contract list, pending the outcome of an expert medical panel due to meet in the coming weeks. Pucovski's future has been in limbo since suffering another concussion in March when he was forced to retire hurt against Tasmania after being hit by speedster Riley Meredith.

The Vics have also locked away rising star Fergus O'Neill on a three-year deal after a combined 52-wicket season in both competitions to securing the Bill Lawry and Dean Jones medals as their Sheffield Shield and one-day player of the season.

Australia under-19 World Cup-winning opener Harry Dixon has earned a rookie deal after also signing with the Renegades last season, Shield skipper Will Sutherland and fellow quicks Mitch Perry and Cameron McClure have also re-signed and Liam Blackford, Dylan Brasher and spinner Douglas Warren – who made his first-class debut in November – have been promoted from rookie deals to full contracts.

Head coach: Chris Rogers


Squad: Liam Blackford, Scott Boland*, Dylan Brasher, Josh Brown, Ashley Chandrasinghe, Xavier Crone, Sam Elliott, Peter Handscomb, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Campbell Kellaway, Glenn Maxwell*, Cameron McClure, Jono Merlo, Todd Murphy*, Fergus O’Neill, Mitch Perry, Will Pucovski**, Tom Rogers, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Will Sutherland, Douglas Warren. Rookies: Austin Anlezark, Harry Dixon, Jai Lemire, Reiley Mark, Tyler Pearson


Ins: Josh Brown (Queensland). Liam Blackford, Dylan Brasher, Douglas Warren (upgraded from rookie contracts) 


Outs: Travis Dean (delisted), Matt Fotia (delisted), Nic Maddinson (NSW), Tom O'Donnell (delisted), Wil Parker (delisted)


* Denotes Cricket Australia contract
** Pending medical advice

Western Australia

White-ball specialists Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye drop off the three-time reigning champions list for next season, freeing up the internationally-capped quartet to pursue opportunities on the T20 franchise circuit outside of their Big Bash and international commitments for Australia. However, the group can still make themselves available to be considered for WA selection during the domestic season.

Josh Philippe also departs the WA list having opted to pursue further opportunities in NSW where he plays Big Bash for Sydney Sixers. But WA remain in a strong position to chase a historic dual four-peat and have added four players to their list for next season, strengthening their pace stocks with former Victorian right-armer Brody Couch and their allrounder depth with 27-year-old Keaton Critchell earning his first state deal. Former NSW wicketkeeper Baxter Holt has swapped places with Philippe, while Australia under-19 World Cup-winning squad member Corey Wasley has earned a rookie deal.

Head coach: Adam Voges


Squad: Cameron Bancroft, Hilton Cartwright, Cooper Connolly, Brody Couch, Keaton Critchell, Sam Fanning, Cameron Gannon, Cameron Green*, Aaron Hardie*, Jayden Goodwin, Liam Haskett, Baxter Holt, Josh Inglis*, Bryce Jackson, Matthew Kelly, Mitch Marsh*, Hamish McKenzie, Lance Morris*, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson*, Corey Rocchiccioli, D'Arcy Short, Charlie Stobo, Ashton Turner, Sam Whiteman, Teague Wyllie. Rookies: Mahli Beardman, Sam Greer, Josh Vernon, Corey Wasley


Ins: Brody Couch, Keaton Critchell, Baxter Holt, Corey Wasley


Outs: Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Philippe (NSW), Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye


* Denotes Cricket Australia contract

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