For the third Test against India, Cameron Green has deemed himself fit. Due to a finger injury, the all-rounder missed the first two Test matches.
Despite the fact that he was practising in Delhi before the second Test, Australia had decided against delaying his return. Green is a huge boost for the visitors, who are trailing the series 0-2 at this point. He gives Australia more options when selecting their starting eleven because he can bat right-handed in the middle of the order and can also bowl reasonably well.
“It was just a few instances in the nets where I’d maybe go for a sweep and just jar the end of my bat. We just thought we’d sacrifice a game and with the year ahead we’ve got, it was probably the right call. It’s been really sweet the last two weeks, I’ve got a lot of confidence in it,” Green said.
Pat Cummins was the only pacer Australia had going into the second Test; however, with Cummins out for the third Test and Mitchell Starc still working towards a full recovery from an injury, Green’s presence gives the team a positive option in addition to what he’s been planning with the bat.
“In the back of my mind after the game at the MCG, I was looking forward to having a couple of weeks at home just to refresh and then get back into basically sweeping a lot, getting back into my subcontinent skills. Unfortunately, it’s been a bit slower than probably what I was expecting, getting back out there and getting my skills up to scratch,” said Green.