Former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg opened up about Cameron Green’s trade to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. He said that it was a poor choice from the franchise as it would not allow them to acquire quality bowlers at the auction.
In what was one of the biggest trades in the history of the IPL, Mumbai Indians traded Cameron Green to Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Australian all-rounder will be getting a whopping amount of INR 17.5 crores. The five-time champions gave him to RCB so that they could bring back Hardik Pandya.
Mumbai Indians paid INR 15 crore to Hardik Pandya and got him from Gujarat Titans. Getting Cameron Green will be a boost for Royal Challengers Bangalore as he’s one of the best all-rounders going in World cricket. But RCB will be having a massive headache as well as what role to give him.
Brag Hogg highlighted that Royal Challengers Bangalore agreed to Cameron Green’s trade because they might be thinking that they would get the Australian all-rounder for an even higher price in the auction. He added that Green was a good fit for MI but won’t be for RCB. Speaking in a video posted on his Instagram account, he explained:
“Mumbai Indians. They threw Cameron Green out there for a little bit of trade bait, trying to free up some cash to get Hardik Pandya into their squad. It worked a treat as RCB couldn’t resist. They swooped in there, not wanting Cameron Green to go back to the auction, thinking they might have had to pay a little bit more for the all rounder.”
“Is he worth it? RCB. I’m looking at their lineup. I think this is a poor choice. Nothing against Cameron Green’s talent. He was good quality for Mumbai Indians last year. But if you look at RCB list, they spend big on their batting line up.”
I think Cameron Green could have been suited at another club – Brad Hogg
Brad Hogg added that getting Cameron Green for INR 17.5 crore will not allow RCB to get high-quality bowlers in the auction. He elaborated:
“They don’t have enough cash there to spend on quality bowlers. And if you’re gonna win an IPL, it’s a defensive game. You need quality bowlers to be able to defend totals and set the game up. So for me, I think this is a poor choice from RCB. I think Cameron Green could have been suited at another club, but they made the choice and I don’t think it’s a good thing for RCB.”
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Cameron Green was at his best with the bat for Mumbai Indians batting in the top order. At RCB he might play a similar role.