The Australian Cricket board has decided that it is better for Cameron Green to remain back at home and gear up for the next season.
The selectors have uncertainty about Steve Smith’s elbow injury before going into the big tournaments . He was earlier ruled out due to elbow injury from the tours of Bangladesh and West Indies.
Steve Smith has suffered this problem at regular intervals this year. This injury kept him away from the action before heading into the Indian Premier League 2021.
He played for New South Wales in a domestic tournament before leaving for India for the IPL earlier in the month of March. He again suffered the injury in the Delhi capitals camp . He played six games for the franchise before the IPL got suspended.
When Smith was serving the ban from international cricket in 2019 , he suffered the injury in the same elbow. The surgery was recommended and doubts were raised whether Steve Smith would be fit to make a comeback in the 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup.
The 2021 T20 world cup is just few months away but the selectors are uncertain about the Steve Smith’s comeback. He is a vital player for the team heading into the T20 World cup . After the T20 world cup, Ashes is the top priority.
“Unfortunately I can’t tell you how long or how serious it is but it’s something he’s had before and definitely flared up again in the IPL,” Australian selector Trevor Hohns said. “How long it will take to get it completely right I can’t tell you at the moment, I’ve had no further advice on that, but the main thing is for Steven from our view is to make sure he is fit for the T20 World Cup and of course the Ashes.”
Steve Smith usually bats at Number 3 for Australian T20 side , but is a flexible player can be rotated at any number depending upon the situation. Cameron Green has proved himself at the domestic level. Australian team is eyeing to have him during the Australian summer. He was earlier added to Australian preliminary squad for the white ball series but later decided to have him back home.
Cameron Green will start his season with domestic side ,Western Australia. He will look to play a test against Afghanistan and then had into the Ashes series against England. Other test players won’t get time to prepare themselves as they will be involved in the T20 World Cup. They will complete their Quarantine period just before the test against Afghanistan in Hobart.
Cameron Green represented Australia and all the fourth Test matches against India last summer. He was impressive with the bat, he scored 84 in the second innings of the Sydney test. He failed to make an impact with the ball. He struggled to pick wickets. Cameroon green is also and impressive fielder , he took some stunning catches during the series.
“At the moment we thought best to leave him here and prepare for the upcoming summer,” Hohns said. “We regard him as a very important component of our Test side who we’ll select in our Ashes squad. He can have a nice winter off, start training and building himself especially for our red-ball cricket.”
Well but at last one have to accept that loosing Steve Smith for the Ashes will largely dampen Australia’s quest to defend the Ashes at home.
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