Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has earned selection for the three-day pink-ball warm-up match against India in Sydney. Australia A will partake in the second practice match against India in Sydney from the 11th of December, which would be the last before the first Test in Adelaide. Cameron Green, who has been a prolific run-getter in first-class cricket so far, believes it would be an interesting challenge.
Cameron Green top-scored for Australia A with 125 in the first warm-up game against India A at the Drummoyne Oval. Green’s patient 125 laced with 12 fours and a six rescued Australia A from a precarious position to earn a 59-run lead in the first innings after Ajinkya Rahane’s hundred helped the visitors to 247. Another well-compiled knock could make himself a leading contender to play the first Test against India in Adelaide.
Cameron Green revealed never having faced the pink ball before and will take inputs from the squad members who have played previously. The 21-year old has heard from a few members having faced challenges while playing against it at night, especially when new to the crease. He is looking forward to the training session when it would be the first time he faces the pink ball or bowls with it.
“I’ve never actually faced it for before, whatever reason I keep dodging the day-night games in domestic cricket. There are a lot guys in the team who have played with the pink ball before. So I try and bounce as many ideas off those guys as I can. A few guys say if you are batting at night but already in, it seems like it’s OK. It’s just when you are new to the crease it will be tough. I have a training session today and it will be the first time I have ever faced it or bowled with it. That will be pretty interesting,” Green told West Australian.
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The right-handed batsman went on to say that all he could do is perform well and expects another tough challenge, facing a full-strength Indian bowling attack. Green wants to keep giving excellent performances and leave it to the selectors if they’re going to pick him.
“I’m sure most guys would say the same, you never really know if you are ready. All I can really do is just play well in the next game. It’s going to be another tough challenge playing a full-strength India side in the pink ball in Sydney. I’ll see how I go, just keep trying to perform and it will be up to the selectors to decide that,” he added.
Australia A 12-Man squad: Alex Carey (c&wk), Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Harry Conway, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Moises Henriques, Nic Maddinson, Ben Mcdermott, Mark Steketee, Will Sutherland, Mitchell Swepson.