All three players have retained their national contracts having been part of the Cricket Australia's contract list in 2017-18. 

Renshaw recently made a return to the Test team during Australia's fourth match against South Africa after missing out on the Ashes earlier in the summer. 

Khawaja was a mainstay in Australia's Test squad over the last 12-months, while Stanlake wore the green and gold in T20 International cricket. 

Queenslanders not included on the contract list who have represented Australia in the last 12-months included Joe Burns (Test) and Chris Lynn (T20I). 

Players not awarded contracts as part of the initial squad of 20 can earn upgrades throughout the year by accruing 12 upgrade points. Players receive five points for a Test, two for an ODI and one for a T20I.

Cricket Australia Men's 2018-19 Contracted List

Player

State

Age

Ashton Agar

WA

24

Alex Carey

SA

26

Pat Cummins

NSW

24

Aaron Finch

VIC

31

Peter Handscomb

VIC

26

Josh Hazlewood

NSW

27

Travis Head

SA

24

Usman Khawaja

QLD

31

Nathan Lyon

NSW

30

Glenn Maxwell

VIC

29

Shaun Marsh

WA

34

Mitchell Marsh

WA

26

Tim Paine

TAS

33

Matthew Renshaw

QLD

22

Jhye Richardson

WA

21

Kane Richardson

SA

27

Billy Stanlake

QLD

23

Mitchell Starc

NSW

28

Marcus Stoinis

WA

28

Andrew Tye

WA

31