Steve Smith, who was Man of the Match for his thunderous match-winning hundred, indicated that seam-bowling all-rounder, Cameron Green could be in line for his maiden ODI cap in the second ODI against India if Marcus Stoinis doesn’t recover in time.
Australian all-rounder, Marcus Stoinis is doubtful for the second ODI against India as he suffered a side strain on Friday while bowling. Cricket Australia stated on Saturday that scans had confirmed a low-grade side strain and he will be “managed accordingly”.
Stoinis was bowling his seventh over, and after a couple of balls, he looked in discomfort and went off the field along with the physio. Glenn Maxwell completed the over and finished the quota of Stoinis. While batting earlier in the first innings, the all-rounder was dismissed for a golden duck by Yuzvendra Chahal.
Cameron Green is a bright talent: Steve Smith
The second ODI match is scheduled for Sunday, and it looks unlikely that Australia will risk Stoinis. Steve Smith termed Cameron Green as a ‘bright talent’. The former Aussie skipper said that the 21-year-old has been bowling well in the nets. He expects the youngster to grab the opportunity if he gets one in the upcoming matches.
Green is coming off a mammoth 197 against New South Wales in a Sheffield Shield game. Aaron Finch has plenty of options at his disposal to replace Stoinis. Moises Henriques, Ashton Agar, and Daniel Sams contenders for Green.
“If he’s [Stoinis] not [fit], obviously someone has to come in and probably someone who can bowl overs,” Smith was quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald.
“Perhaps Cameron. He started the Shield season really well, he’s a bright talent. I faced him for a couple of balls in the nets before the game for the first time and he bowls a heavy ball. He looks an impressive talent and if he gets the opportunity, hopefully, he takes it with both hands,” he added.