Young Australian all-rounder Cameron Green will make his debut within the first Test in opposition to India if declared match after a light concussion, coach Justin Langer mentioned Tuesday. Green, who hit an unbeaten 125 in opposition to India A, took a fierce blow to the top when bowling final week after a robust drive down the wicket by Jasprit Bumrah. But the 21-year-old has joined the squad in Adelaide forward of the opening day Thursday and will likely be within the aspect if given the all-clear by docs. “If he’s passed fit he’ll definitely play,” Langer mentioned on a Zoom name.
“We’re just going through the concussion protocols. We all saw, it was a very unusual incident that happened with him.”
The lanky Green, described by Greg Chappell as the perfect he has seen since Ricky Ponting, burst onto the scene this season, along with his type making him exhausting to miss.
“He’s a terrific young bloke, he’s obviously an excellent talent, he’s earned the right for selection through his performances through Sheffield Shield cricket,” mentioned Langer.
“If he’s fit and available then he’ll make his Test debut, which is very, very exciting for Australian cricket, for him and his family.”
With common opener David Warner out injured and his alternative Will Pucovski additionally recovering from a concussion, Matthew Wade seems set to be pushed up the order to open the innings and make manner for Green.
Wade would probably companion both out-of-form Joe Burns or Marcus Harris, who was recalled to the aspect after Pucovski was dominated out final week.
Incumbent Burns is on a horror run, scoring simply 62 runs from 9 first-class knocks this summer time, placing his place below severe risk.
Pundits instructed Marnus Labuschagne might substitute him, however Langer dominated out shifting the quantity three Tuesday, whereas suggesting Wade had the attributes to open the batting.
“He could. He could handle anywhere. He’s tough, mentally tough, physically tough, got good footwork, he’s got the game for it,” Langer mentioned of Wade.
He added: “I’ve maintained I’ve been privately and publicly backing Joey (Burns) the whole time.
“He’s an excellent participant. You do not lose your expertise in a single day… he additionally understands although that runs are the best forex of worth to any participant.”
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