Cameron Green: The uncapped Australian all-rounder was expected to make his ODI debut in place of the injured Marcus Stoinis.
When Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis suffered a left side strain during the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, it was widely anticipated that 21-year old uncapped all-rounder Cameron Green would replace him in the second ODI.
However, the same wasn’t the case as Australia ended up including all-rounder Moises Henriques in place of Stoinis. Henriques, 31, who had led Sydney Sixers to a title victory in the last season of Big Bash League, is playing his 12th ODI after a three-year gap.
Having hit a couple of first-class centuries in the Sheffield Shield in his last five innings, Henriques is coming on the back of some form amidst a lot of support for Green.
Why didn’t Cameron Green replace Marcus Stoinis in AUS vs IND Sydney ODI?
Speaking to Fox Sports during the toss, Australia captain Aaron Finch explained in detail as to why Australia haven’t handed a debut to Green.
“It is about the make-up of the side and the overs that Moises [Henriques] can give us at the moment. Cam [Cameron Green] has been bowling a little bit but hasn’t gone to that next level in the amount of overs has bowled just yet,” Finch told Fox Sports.
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While Green averages 49.83 with the bat which includes four centuries in his 19 first-class matches and has a bowling average of 22.53, his List A record isn’t highly impressive with both the bat and ball. In nine List A matches, Green averages 27.83 and 34.42 with the bat and ball respectively.
After Finch won the toss and chose to bat for the second time in the series, they have once again registered a potentially dangerous match-winning partnership on the back of opening batsman David Warner’s 23rd ODI half-century.