MELBOURNE: Australian versatile injured cameron green said he would do his utmost to be fit for the grueling four-Test series against India, which kicks off in early February next year, as it was a massive assignment.
While the 23-year-old, who recently became the second highest earner in IPL auction history in Kochi, will miss the third and final Test against South Africa in Sydney due to a broken stomach. index, Green said he wanted to be ready quickly for the “mentally and physically” challenging India tour.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy tour is crucial for India and Australia as the final World Test Championship places are on the line for both sides, and Green doesn’t want to miss the chance to be a part of such an important series.
“It obviously hurts not to play for Australia (in the final Test against South Africa in Sydney). I’ve played every game since my debut so it’s going to be a little weird watching Test cricket from my house,” said Green, who suffered. a serious finger injury after being hit by an Anrich Nortje bouncer on Tuesday.
The great all-rounder rode through the pain on Wednesday to score half a century unbeaten before Australia declared their first innings at 575 for eight wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on day three.
Although excluded from the Sydney test, the all-rounder who traveled to Mumbai Indians for Rs 17.5 crore at the IPL auction, has set his sights on the Indian series.
“It’s a great environment (Australian dressing rooms) that I’m definitely going to miss (at the Sydney test). I’m going to do everything I can to get it right and try to go to India,” Green said, quoted by Cricket Australia on Wednesday.
“A lot of people talk about the India tour, how tough it is mentally and physically. It’s going to be a massive tour for us. We’re as prepared as ever, so (I’m) looking forward to it. be there,” Green added.
Although Green has not specified a return date, he hopes the January 4-8 Test in Sydney will be the only game he is likely to miss.
Braving the pain of a broken right index finger, Green gave Alex Carey the company to help him reach his century before the wicket-beater keeper was caught and knocked down by Marco Jansen.
“You try not to show the pain right away. I marked my guard again and took a few steps, and I was like ‘I think my finger doesn’t belong here’. I checked – it looked a bit reversed. That’s the only way I can explain it. There was already a big cut, then I got the bad news after the scan,” Green said. .
Green, however, added a further 45 runs on Wednesday, becoming the first Australian in four years to score in half a century and grab five wickets in the same test.
“There are only a few shots you can play (after that kind of injury) and everything outside of that you have to defend. It’s a fun thing when you’re in that mindset, you’re in made very clear about what you need to do,” he added.



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