Five Players Handed England Contracts

Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara
Jos Buttler (left) and Ravi Bopara are two of the payers who have been awarded contracts
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Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright have been awarded increment contracts for the 2013-14 season by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

All five players will head to Australia as part of England's limited overs squad as part of the Twenty20 International squad while Buttler, Bopara and Morgan were also selected in the One-Day International squad.

"These five players have played key roles in our limited overs sides in recent years and awarding them increment contracts means we expect them to be an important part of England’s plans going forward," ECB National Selector Geoff Miller said.

"I would like to congratulate the players and wish them every success in an England shirt," he added.

England play five ODIs and three T20Is against Australia between 12th January and 2nd February 2014.

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