Australia all-rounder Cameron Green arrived in the side as the next big thing in their setup and has earned praises from teammate Marnus Labuschagne only after three innings. Cameron Green, who made his Test debut in the first Test in Adelaide, has not had a highly promising start to his international career. According to Marnus Labuschagne, there is not much to dislike about the youngster.
Cameron Green earned a selection in the Test series against India on the back of his prolific form in the Sheffield Shield. Green currently stands fourth in the run-scoring charts of the present Sheffield Shield season, mustering 363 runs in four matches. A century in the first warm-up game against India further boosted his chances of a debut. The right-handed batsman played his first innings of note in the second innings of the second Test when he survived 146 deliveries for 45 runs.
Even though it was in a losing cause, his efforts did not go unnoticed as he batted with the tail and might even help him retain his spot for the third Test. Marnus Labsuchagne underlined that there is not much to dislike about Cameron Green as he is athletic, runs fast, bowls with speed, bats well, and is eager to learn.
“There’s not much I don’t like about what I see about Cameron Green, goodness me. The way he moves in the field, you always think ‘he’s two metres tall, he could be a bit gangly’, but it’s almost completely the opposite. He’s such an athlete, he’s running so fast in the field, I think he’s hitting 35kph consistently in the field. He’s bowling 145kph, he’s batting top-order and his batting looks class and he’s a great learner of the game,” Labuschagne said as quoted by The West Australian.
He’s very experienced for his age: Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne further said that he loves having the Western Australia batsman and his abilities are monumental. The 26-year old went on to praise Green is way more experienced than his age while his calmness is also unquestionable. Labuschagne refused to classify the all-rounder as rash and instead takes calculated risks, which is good to see.
“I’ve loved having him around. He’s a great person first and foremost and his ability is ridiculous. He’s very experienced for his age. I don’t ever really talk about batting and how old you are as an actual player but it’s more about how experienced you are and your demeanour. He’s got that calm, cool head and he’s very clear out there, he knows what he’s doing, he’s not rash and it’s very good to see,” he added.