Australian all-rounder Cameron Green recently said that opening in Test matches is a bit of s stretch as he is happily playing his role as an all-rounder in the middle order. England won the Headingley Test match to keep the series alive. Green missed the Headingley Test with a minor hamstring injury.
Mitchell Marsh who replaced Cameron Green at Headingley scored a century in the third Test and also picked up two wickets to solidify his spot for the fourth Test in Manchester. With David Warner doubtful for the next Test match one among Marsh or Green can potentially open the batting in Manchester.
ESPN Cricinfo quoted Green sharing his thoughts on opening the batting in Test cricket. He opened the batting successfully in T20Is in the series against India in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup.
“I think it’s a bit of a stretch. I think being an allrounder [makes it a stretch] – probably Shane Watson is the only one who comes to mind doing that – [and] I’m not too sure how much he bowled” Cricinfo quoted Green as saying.
Watson opened the batting in the 2009 Ashes series and averaged 41.79 with the bat. With the ball, he also took crucial wickets a he made an impact in that Ashes series. Green, however, is not looking to emulate Watson saying that he is happy to bat wherever his team needs him to.
I Look Upto Mitchell Marsh: Cameron Green
The Australian all-rounder further opened up on missing the third Test match and Mitchell Marsh taking his place successfully.
“We both have a great relationship. We’re so happy for each other when one gets picked…I kind of look up to Mitch, so I’m so happy to see him play well. There was no doubt in my mind that he was going to come back and play an incredible game, which he did,” Green concluded saying.
Manchester (July 19-23) and The Oval (July 27-31) will host the final two Test matches to wrap up the series. Australia are 2-1 up in the series and second in the WTC points table.