Following Inglis ‘freak injury,’ Cameron Green has been added to the Australian squad.
Cameron Green has been named to Australia’s World Cup team, though not in the way many expected.
The reigning T20 champions will take a risk by entering the event without a backup keeper after naming Green as an injury replacement for Josh Inglis. Green is an allrounder with enormous promise in white-ball cricket but is inexperienced in the shortest format.
Inglis was wearing a bandage on his right hand during Australia’s training session at the SCG on Thursday, following a disastrous golf mishap that required more than a half-dozen stitches.
Cameron Green to replace Jos Inglis
Green had no international T20 experience prior to Australia’s series in India last month, but he hammered two half-centuries at strike rates around 200 to demonstrate his supremacy in the shortest format.
“Anyone who can bat anywhere in the order and bowl a few useful overs may offer you a different look if something goes wrong with your top seven batters,” McDonald told SEN earlier on Thursday.
Green has only played six Twenty20 Internationals, hitting 131 runs with an exemplary strikarate of 177. Going to a World Cup without a backup goalkeeper may be perilous, but Green is the need of the hour as the Australians want to slot some allrounders.