The much-improved Cameron Green
Cameron Green has upped his game with ball in hand, and a good knock is also around the corner.
An uneventful debut
When Cameron Green made his test debut against India, he was seen more as a batting all-rounder. It was evident in the way he played as well.
Green was quite handy with the bat for Australia, getting some key runs, but could not get any breakthrough with the ball.
However, after a proper pre-season and getting some overs under his belt, an injury free Cameron Green has looked the part with the ball in hand.
Amazing with ball in hand
He dismissed Joe Root, no less, in both of the first two matches of Ashes 2021-22 just when he was beginning to look quite threatening and was nearing a century.
“It’s huge for us, not only having an allrounder who bowls a bit but he’s a genuine fourth quick,” Pat Cummins said. “Last summer was tough, it was literally straight after stress fractures, so not only did we not want to put too many overs into him but little things like preparing for games and getting overs, he just didn’t have a lot of bowling behind him. Whereas this year he’s had a real pre-season. He’s a huge asset, bowls 140kph, can swing the ball and I just really wanted to get him into the game.”
Lyon vouches for Green’s ability
Spinner Nathan Lyon, who has operated in tandem with Green, rates the all-rounder very highly.
“It’s pretty remarkable to be honest,” he said. “Just to be fielding square of the wicket – I’m pretty used to seeing Josh, Pat and Starcy hit the wicket and the pace and bounce that they get – but I was blown away with Greeny’s rhythm and his belief that he’s come in with and the way he whacked the pitch to get something out of it. I’m quite excited about his skill set. So his belief will keep growing day by day, training session by training session and Test by Test and he’s going to be an unbelievable asset for Australian cricket for a long period of time hopefully.”
He averages over 50 with the bat in first class cricket but has looked slightly undercooked in the first few games.
With the quality and the class that the all rounder has, rest assured that a big knock is certainly around the corner.