T20 World Cup 2024: 'Australia don't have extra pressure...' - Cameron Green takes a dig at South Africa; fires warning to all teams

Updated - 22 May 2024, 05:16 PM

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Cameron Green. Image Credit: Getty Images

Australia and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) all-rounder Cameron Green has opened up about his selection for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024, as well as his poor start to the IPL 2024 and the pressure of being one of the costliest players in the tournament.

Green also revealed how the Australia National Cricket Team handles the pressure of expectations, especially in ICC events and big matches, as they are ready for the hunt at the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and Caribbean. The Aussie star said that he really feels proud to get a place in Australia's T20 World Cup squad.

Cameron Green reveals how Australia handle the pressure of expectations

The RCB star, reflecting on how the Australians manage the weight of expectations, said that the players always have high confidence thanks to their past successes. He stressed that Australia’s history of triumphs, including the T20 World Cup and the ODI World Cup, allows them to approach big tournaments and matches with less pressure.

Unlike some teams, such as South Africa, which faces repeated disappointment in the ICC tournaments, Australia's great track record eases the burden of expectations. Green said that this enables the Australian cricket team to play their natural game with a sense of aggression, and it works for them.

Cameron Green was quoted as saying by Times of India: “We've always had a lot of confidence because we've had a lot of success previously. That allows us to go into the tournament with less pressure because most of the team members have won a T20 World Cup already and the ODI World Cup as well.

"I think that's always in the back of our mind and it has helped. We don't have that extra pressure like maybe a South African team might have because they keep falling short every World Cup. We play our natural game and probably play with a bit more aggression than other countries do.”

Cameron Greens opens up about his IPL 2024 campaign and RCB's incredible turnaround

Meanwhile, Green had a poor start to his IPL 2024 campaign, as he could manage only 55 runs and two wickets in his five outings for the RCB, raising questions about his price tag of INR 17.5 crore.

Notably, he was traded by the RCB to the Mumbai Indians (MI) last year. However, Green managed to turn things around in the second half of the ongoing IPL 2024, as he now has nine wickets and 228 runs to his name in 12 games so far.

Furthermore, Green reflected on his eventful IPL 2024 season with the RCB, as he described his journey as quite a roller-coaster. The Australian all-rounder admitted that he felt like RCB’s campaign was over at the halfway point, but they managed an incredible comeback in the IPL 2024.

The Australian all-rounder credited the strong off-field camaraderie and close-knit relationships among the players for the RCB’s remarkable turnaround in the IPL 2024, saying it has been helping the team to maintain team unity and spirit, especially during the tough and crunch moments.

Green also denied feeling any pressure from his high price tag in the IPL 2024. He mentioned that the RCB coaching staff is just awesome, and they have been supportive and haven't added unnecessary pressure on him. Green stressed that the pressure actually boosted his confidence, and his focus remains on playing his best cricket and contributing positively to the team.


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