The latter struck a 19-ball fifty against India in the recently concluded T20I series. Mitchell Marsh heaped praises on the 23-year-old for showcasing great skills and playing according to the needs of the team.
Mitchell Marsh: Cameron Green’s A Super Talent
Cameron Green was in sensational form with the bat in the recently concluded three-match T20I series against India, where the hosts won by 2-1. In the first T20I at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh on Tuesday, September 20, the young all-rounder smashed 61 runs off 30 balls, including 8 fours and 4 sixes.
In the second T20I, which was an eight-overs-a-side contest, at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur on Friday, September 23, Cameron Green was able to score only 5 runs off 4 balls. However, in the 3rd T20I on Sunday, September 25, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad, the all-rounder scored 52 runs off 21 balls, including 7 four and 3 sixes. With the ball, he only bagged 1 wicket in the series.
“People from the outside might be surprised but no one’s surprised internally. He’s a super talent. He was given a role to go out and be really aggressive.
“Most importantly for me, it’s the unselfishness he’s got incredible skill, but for a young guy who hasn’t got a cemented spot in that team to play fearless cricket, that shows more about him than his actual skill,” said Mitchell Marsh.
Despite being left out of Australia’s 15-man 2022 T20I World Cup squad, all-rounder Cameron Green’s eye-catching onslaught at the top of the order during their recent tour of India was impressive. With David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Starc returning, Cameron Green may not be in the playing eleven against Windies and World Cup.
“To have someone like him not in your team, it shows how good we are. We’re the defending world champions for a reason,” he added.
The 23-year-old is a member of the squad for the upcoming T20I series against the West Indies in Brisbane and Gold Coast, but he might not feature because Mitchell Starc, Marsh, David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, and the other players who missed the India series will be back. Mitchell Marsh is also sure of Cameron Green earning truck loads of money owing to his superb capabilities with both the bat and ball.
Before the series, Cameron Green had played in just one international T20 match, but in his maiden attempt at opening the innings, he blasted off scores of 61 (off 30 balls), 5, and 51 (off 25). His white-ball prospects have been limited by his quick ascension into the Test arena, but he might suddenly draw a lot of attention.
“It’s just the start of his T20 career. The amount of money he’s going to earn over the next 10 years, I’m going to be looking for a couple of free feeds,” Marsh said.
Australian all-rounders have consistently been in high demand in the IPL, as Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis, who both have garnered multi-million dollar contracts, can attest.
Cameron Green’s impressive performance in India came after an outstanding limited-overs campaign last month, where he finished an unexpected comeback triumph over New Zealand with an unbeaten 89 after taking his first five-wicket haul in an international ODI match against Zimbabwe.
Mitchell Marsh Looking Forward To West Indies T20Is After Regaining Fitness
Mitchell Marsh has regained fitness after suffering an ankle injury last month against Zimbabwe in Townsville. His promotion to the number three place was essential in helping Australia win their first men’s T20 title that year.
“I’m feeling great. The ankle over the last 10 days has come along really well. I’m back running, doing everything so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in,” he mentioned as quoted by Cricket Australia.
Australia will host West Indies for a two-match T20I series beginning on October 5 in Queensland and the second T20 on October 7 in Brisbane.
Australia squad for T20Is against the West Indies: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa