Head coach of the Australian team, Justin Langer has opined that Cameron Green can come in the Test side on the back of his batting in domestic cricket. However, the coach feels that the youngster needs to chip in with the ball as well to make a case for the limited-overs team.
Australia will host India for six white-ball games and four Test matches. The limited-overs leg commences on 27th November. The riveting Border-Gavaskar Test series will begin on 17th December with a pink-ball day-night Test in Adelaide followed by the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne, New Year’s Test in Sydney, and the last Test match in Australia’s fortress, Brisbane.
Green had earned the right to play Test cricket as a batsman: Justin Langer
Cameron Green is one of the five new faces in the Australian Test squad which will take on India. The all-rounder is having a prolific domestic season with the bat. In the Sheffield Sheild 2020-21, he has scored 363 runs in four matches at an average of 72 and is fourth on the list of leading run-scorers- Will Pucovski leads the chart.
Justin Langer recently laid out the terms of Green’s inclusion in the eleven. He said that Green doesn’t have much experience in white-ball cricket. Justin Langer believes that if the 21-year-old can contribute with a few overs he would be a huge contender for the all-rounder’s spot in limited-overs cricket- where he will compete with the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Moises Henriques, and Ashton Agar.
As quoted by cricket.com.au, Justin Langer said, “In one-day cricket, he’ll only play if he can bowl a few overs because that’s how we’ll set up the team. He hasn’t had the white-ball experience to come in as a pure batsman but if he can bowl a few overs, my gosh he becomes a good prospect.”
However, the head coach Justin Langer added that the Western Australian batsman is ready for Test cricket and can come in the red-ball team solely on his batting ability. Justin Langer said that he loves watching Green bat because the right-hander looks relaxed and seems to have plenty of time while at the crease.
“But Test cricket is different. He’s earned the right to play Test cricket on his batting. I love watching him bat. For such a tall batsman, he’s got so much time,” Justin Langer added.