Former Australia wicketkeeper-batter, Adam Gilchrist has a piece of advice for Australia.
He wants them to play all-rounder Cameron Green in all four Tests against India.
India and Australia are going to face each other off at the much-awaited Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Both sides are sweating it out at Nagpur and leaving no stone unturned.
The first Test is just two days away at Nagpur’s Vidarbha Cricket Stadium.
This series is also going to decide whether Rohit Sharma and Co. will be able to participate in the World Test Championship final or not.
Additionally, India has a quality spin attack with Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, and Axar Patel in their squad.
While Australia doesn’t have many quality spinners in their squad, they are going to make it up with their batting order.
Opener Usman Khawaja is currently the best batter in Tests for Australia and will look to continue his performances in the sub-continent as well.
Also, Australia has the likes of former skipper Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the squad who have the ability to go after any bowling attack.
The pitch at Nagpur is promising to be a fruitful one for spinners at the moment.
Furthermore, Australia is also going to need the services of all-rounder Cameron Green who may prove to be a trump card for the Aussies.
Additionally, former Australia wicketkeeper-batter, Adam Gilchrist has stated that Australia should use Green only as a batter at the No.6 position.
Gilchrist’s advice to Australia on using Cameron Green
I think they’ll start with Green at six, assuming he’s fully fit and not hindered by that finger injury at all.
Adding further, he says,
The way he played in Sri Lanka, it almost looks like Green develops before our eyes every time he plays a game of cricket… I reckon the steps forward he took in Sri Lanka, they’ll be hoping he can keep that process going.
Steve Smith drops a bombshell on the availability of Cameron Green
On the other hand, Steve Smith has given shocking news to fans and media persons on Cameron Green’s availability.
He says that Green will most likely not participate in the first Test at Nagpur because of his finger injury.
However, he was quick to dismiss the question altogether.
I don’t think he’s even faced fast bowling yet, so I dare say he won’t be playing, but who knows. I don’t even know what he’s done at training, I was sort of focusing on my work. We’ll wait and see but it’s unlikely I think.
Green had suffered an injury to his index finger when batting in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa.
The hosts won the match by an inning and 182 runs. Furthermore, Green was given the go-ahead to return to training on Monday after surgery.
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