Australia coach Justin Langer is optimistic that all-rounder Cameron Green might be out there for the pink-ball Test towards India which will get underway on Thursday. Green was hit on his head by a fierce straight drive from India pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the course of the three-day apply match on Friday. The all-rounder did not take additional half within the sport and was changed by Pat Rowe. With David Warner and Will Pucovski dominated out of the primary Test and Joe Burns’ current type, Australia cannot afford to overlook Green for the day-night fixture.
“Fingers crossed (about Green’s availability). The guys from Australia A arrived a couple of hours ago. He turned up with a big smile on his face,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Langer as saying to Channel Seven.
“[There’s a] massive opportunity potentially ahead for him to make his Test debut. He looks in really good spirits. He’s got training tomorrow and Wednesday. Fingers crossed he’ll be right to go — he’s a real talent,” he added.
The all-rounder had performed an unbeaten knock of 125 for Australia A within the first apply match. His knock was studded with 12 fours and one six.
Along with this knock, Green additionally dismissed Indian openers Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw within the second innings of the primary apply match.
Earlier in December, Green, who changed injured David Warner within the third ODI, had appreciated the “quality” of the Indian staff’s spin assault and was in awe of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s “beautiful” bowling.
“They’re class bowlers, especially their spinners. I haven’t faced quality like that. Jadeja is just a beautiful bowler who knows exactly what he’s trying to do. Trying to spin a couple away from you and dart one back in. It was class bowling,” ESPNcricinfo had quoted Green as saying.
The all-rounder additionally mentioned that no quantity of analysis performed off the sector may also help a batsman perceive how Indian spinners bowl. “You can do as much research and watch as much footage as you can, which I did, to get a better understanding of how they bowled, but it’s a different beast when you’re actually facing them out in the middle. It took me a couple of overs to get used to it. But I take a lot out of it,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, all-rounder, Moises Henriques has been added to the squad for the primary Test towards India in Adelaide.
The New South Wales all-rounder had returned to Australian duties within the current ODI and T20I collection towards India. Henriques has recovered from a light hamstring pressure which dominated him out of the Australia A video games towards India.
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