Australian all-rounder Cameron Green reveals the strategy he and other batsmen in the team could adopt to tackle the threat posed by Jasprit Bumrah in the Test series. The four-match Test series begins on 17th December in Adelaide with a day-night contest.
Cameron Green made his ODI debut in the third match against India in Canberra. On the back of his phenomenal returns in domestic cricket, he has been selected in the Test squad. With a hundred in the warm-up match against India A, the right-hander is pushing for his case in the eleven for the first Test in the absence of David Warner.
You’ve got to take your game to another level: Cameron Green
Green is wary of the challenges he will face against the Indian pace bowling if he gets a place in the eleven. He opines that Bumrah has got high-quality skills and has a unique action which makes him difficult to play. Bumrah plucked 21 wickets in India’s triumphant series in Australia a couple of years ago and grabbed a hat-trick last year in West Indies.
Green explains that the Aussie batters need to spend some time in the middle facing Bumrah. He says that they need to better their patient game against the Indian spearhead, and then only they will be comfortable against Bumrah.
As quoted by Hindustan Times, Cameron Green said, “He’s obviously got world-class skills. He’s got such a unique bowling action, so I’ll definitely take some time to get used to it. You’ve just got to take your game to another level really. (You’ve to) Work really hard on it and hope it gets a bit easier the more we face him. That’s the attitude I and the rest of the team will take against him. That’ll be another new challenge.”
The 21-year-old also feels that Umesh Yadav, who is expected to play alongside Bumrah and Shami, will be another tough pacer to face. Yadav took 4 wickets in the practice game as he bothered Cameron Green while the youngster was batting.
“You can obviously tell the world-class skills of Umesh Yadav. He was bowling down-breeze on a wicket that had a bit in it for him. It was incredibly tough (to face him), but I had Painy (Australian captain Tim Paine) and the guys down the other end who were so helpful just to get through them (the Indian attack) really,” Cameron Green said.