Young Australian all-rounder Cameron Green missed the first two Tests of the current Border-Gavaskar Trophy because of a finger injury. The third Test match between Australia and India will start on March 1 in Indore, and the cricketer has officially declared himself fit and 100 percent prepared to return to international play.
Notably, Green will be a useful addition to the Australian side if given the chance to play in the starting XI because skipper Pat Cummins will be absent for the third Test. The 23-year-old confessed that he came very close to returning in the Delhi Test but was unable to do so. Since then, he has worked really hard to prepare for the next two matches.of the series’ matches.
Green was reported by ESPNcricinfo as saying, “I’m 100 percent ready to go. I was so, so close last week, but I think certainly having an extra week has helped a lot.
Green explained why he missed the second Test, saying that he wasn’t entirely healthy and that it was probably the best course of action given that there is still a lot of cricket to play this year.
We were all in agreement, I believe (on his selection). Just a couple times in the nets, when I went for a sweep, it simply rattled the end of my bat. I attempted a sweep to a fairly new ball and only just managed to catch the tail end of it.It has been pretty lovely the previous two weeks, save from a little ache in the back of my finger, and I’ve got a lot of faith in it, the all-rounder continued.
In response to a query about the second Test, he said, “We probably simply believed that we’d sacrifice a game and with obviously the year ahead that we’ve got, it’s probably the right move.”
It’s now interesting to note that Green will stay in India after the Test series because he was also selected for the ODI series. After that, he will represent Mumbai Indians in the lucrative 16th season of the Indian Premier League.