Australia’s young all-rounder Cameron Green is troubled by the rumors related to his fitness. Several media reports said that he would not be able to bowl in the first few matches of the IPL.
At the same time, Green himself has said that he will be fully fit to bowl and bat from the very first match of this tournament.
During the match between Australia and South Africa, Green’s finger was broken after being hit by Anrich Nortje. After this it was said that he would not be able to bowl in the opening matches of IPL. However, Green says that he does not know on what basis these reports are coming.
Cameron Green was bought by the Mumbai team in the mini auction for Rs 17.50 crore. With this, he became the second most expensive player in IPL history. The costliest player in IPL history is Sam Curran, who was bought by Punjab for Rs 18.50 crore.
On not bowling in his IPL, Green said “No, it’s not right. I’ve been hearing about it for a long time. I don’t know where it came from. I’ve been bowling and batting in the IPL since the beginning. 100 percent available. So I don’t know where it came from.”
Both Green and fast bowler Mitchell Starc have been ruled out of the ongoing third and final Test against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground due to finger injuries.
After the injury, Green also played a half-century innings in the Boxing Day Test and put Australia in a better position. Australia won the second Test to take a 2-0 lead in the three-Test series. Now the Kangaroo team is in a strong position in the third Test as well.
Doctors have advised Green to undergo surgery and he is expected to be fit before the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, starting on February 9. Green said that he is eyeing the first Test in India. “Obviously my first priority is the Test series first (before the IPL). I think me and Starc will probably play the first Test, but obviously we’ll give ourselves the best chance,” Green said.
Green said that the amount received in the IPL auction has not distracted him. He will try to play his natural game. “Yeah obviously it (the auction) went really well, but I think at the same time you want to go out there and perform and repay the trust they’ve shown,” Green said.
“I think having the right people around you keeps you humble. If you get too far ahead of yourself, you’ve got the right people to pull you down, but also the right people to bring you back up. I think it is a kind of cricket. This is a game of failures, you are going to fail more than you succeed. As long as you have the right people that’s probably the key to bring you back.”