Australia’s assistant coach, Daniel Vettori, believes that Cameron Green’s participation in the World Test Championship final is significant for Australia, especially considering his successful performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Green, who played a crucial role for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, arrived in London on Wednesday and immediately joined the Australian team for an intense training session. While there are concerns about players transitioning from the IPL’s T20 format to the longer red-ball format, Vettori is confident that Green is well-prepared and will bring his IPL confidence into the final against India.
Australia’s premier all-rounder, Green, had an extended stint in the IPL as the Mumbai Indians made it to the playoffs. He showcased his skills by scoring 452 runs in 16 matches, including a hundred and two fifties, helping his team reach the playoffs. Despite the demanding nature of the IPL, Vettori believes that Green’s continuous involvement in high-quality cricket will work to his advantage in the upcoming final.
The World Test Championship final between India and Australia will take place at the Oval in London. Green wasted no time and immediately joined the Australian squad for a batting session, despite arriving in London just a day before. Vettori emphasizes the importance of players staying active in intense cricket matches to maintain their form, as it can be challenging to transition back into the game after an extended break.
Vettori expressed his delight in having Green back in the squad, acknowledging his contributions as a key player. He commended Green’s ability to seamlessly adapt to the red-ball format and spoke highly of his confidence heading into the crucial clash. Green had previously impressed against India during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, where he scored his maiden Test hundred in the fourth and final Test held in Ahmedabad.