Australian all-rounder Cameron Green recently said that starting in Test matches is a bit of a stretch, as he is happily playing his role as an all-rounder in the middle order. England won the Headingley Test match to keep the series alive. Green missed the Headingley Test with a minor hamstring injury.
Mitchell Marsh, who replaced Cameron Green at Headingley, scored a century in the third Test and also picked up two wickets to solidify his place for the fourth Test in Manchester. With David Warner in doubt for the next Test match, one between Marsh or Green can potentially open the batting in Manchester.
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ESPN Cricinfo quoted Green as sharing his thoughts on opening the batting in Test Cricket. He successfully opened the batting in T20I in the series against India in the run up to the T20 World Cup.
“I think it’s a bit of an exaggeration. I think being an SUV [makes it a stretch] – Shane Watson is probably the only one who can think of doing that – [and] I’m not quite sure how much he bowled.” Cricinfo quoted Green as saying.
Watson led off the batting in the 2009 Ashes series and averaged 41.79 with the bat. With the ball, he also took crucial wickets and made an impact in that Ashes series. Green, however, isn’t looking to emulate Watson by saying he’s happy to hit wherever his team needs him to.
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I admire Mitchell Marsh: Cameron Green
The Australian all-rounder opened up further by missing the third Test match with Mitchell Marsh successfully taking his place.
“We both have a great relationship. We’re so happy for each other when one gets picked… I look up to Mitch so I’m so happy to see him play well. I had no doubt that he was going to come back and play an amazing game, which he did.” Green concluded by saying.
Manchester (July 19-23) and The Oval (July 27-31) will host the final two Test matches to conclude the series. Australia is 2-1 up in the series and second in the WTC points table.
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