Cameron Green hasn’t been able to do much at Australia’s training camp.
He broke his finger during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa.
Australia play their first Border-Gavaskar Trophy match against India in Nagpur.
All-rounder Cameron Green hasn’t been able to accomplish much at Australia’s training camp in advance of their first Border-Gavaskar Trophy match against India in Nagpur, which begins on February 9. Australia captain Pat Cummins acknowledged this.
After breaking his finger during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa in December 2022, Green, 23, is battling time to be ready for the opening Test.
“I know he won’t be bowling (in the first Test). The next week’s obviously really important. He hasn’t been able to do a lot yet. I think the nature of that particular injury is once it comes good, it comes good really quickly. Hopefully, we’re at that stage where the next week, it really does improve a lot,” Cummins said
Green attempted to bat in the nets in Alur on Thursday, according to Cummins, who didn’t elaborate on the outcome.
“I haven’t seen how that’s gone, but we’ll see how the next week goes, the next few days in particular, and map out a plan. Still kind of hopeful, but see how he goes.”
Fast-bowling all-rounder Green can bowl at third-pace when he is fully fit, which gives Australia’s starting lineup balance. It’s still unclear how Australia decided on their starting eleven for the series opener against India because he isn’t yet ready to bowl.
“I doubt that’s kind of an option for the first Test, but we’ll wait and see with the conditions. Again, you look at our team, players like Mitchell Starc (unavailable for the first Test), Josh Hazlewood, Scott Boland, they’re top-class bowlers, so even though it might be spinning conditions, it’s hard to bet against those guys not doing a fantastic job.”
Cummins signed off by giving a peek into the pre-series training at Alur.
“The facilities were fantastic. They were really good wickets … it’s given us a good chance to have some really good prep.”
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