Australian all-rounder Cameron Green stays an “outside chance” to play the primary Test in opposition to India regardless of lingering harm troubles, coach Andrew McDonald mentioned Saturday.
Green has been sidelined for the reason that finish of final 12 months when a pointy supply from South Africa’s Anrich Nortje fractured his finger in Perth and compelled him to overlook the ultimate Test of that tour.
The 23-year-old was named in Australia’s squad within the hopes he can be match match for the four-Test collection beginning Thursday in Nagpur.
“We’ve got a fair bit to work through before the first Test match, but we haven’t put a clear line through him or… put him on the team sheet yet,” McDonald informed reporters in Bangalore after a morning coaching session.
“He’s made some significant steps forward in the last couple of days, probably to my surprise,” he added.
“So there’s still an outside chance that everything going well he might be on the team sheet.”
The collection is Australia’s final earlier than this 12 months’s Indian Premier League season will get underway.
Green grew to become the T20 league’s second-most costly abroad participant ever in December when he was bought at public sale by the Mumbai Indians.
Australia are in the course of a four-day warm-up regime in Bangalore earlier than they head to Nagpur subsequent week.
India maintain the Border-Gavaskar trophy after triumphing of their final three collection in opposition to the Aussies, who final gained a collection in India again in 2004.
Australian skipper Pat Cummins expects a tough slog main the vacationers’ tempo assault however mentioned he was excited for the looming showdown between the world’s high two Test groups.
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“Coming here to India, a lot of the talk is around big spinning wickets, maybe fast Test matches, but it’s not always the case,” he informed reporters.
“You need to get into the grind at times,” he added. “That role as a fast bowler may be just bowling plenty of overs for not a heap of reward, but doing your job for the team.
“I really enjoyed that aspect of the last tour. There’s always plenty of people watching, so lots to play for.”
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com