Carey gives an update on Cameron Green’s injury recovery ahead of the Delhi Test

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Before the second Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test, Alex Carey talked about Cameron Green’s injury recovery. The Australian team lost the first game of the series in Nagpur within three days, and they really missed the skills of the young all-rounder.

Cameron Green was not sure if he could play in the first Test. Even if he was chosen to play, he would have only been able to hit the ball. He broke his finger during the series against South Africa, which Australia eventually won 3-0.


Australia had difficulty keeping their team balanced because they didn’t have a pace-bowling all-rounder in their playing XI. When they tried adding an extra batter to their team, it became even harder.

Alex Carey spoke to and said that Cameron Green is practicing well in the nets. He may come back to the field soon.

“He’s looking pretty good. I’m not 100 per cent sure (how is progressing) – he’s a fantastic allrounder for the country. It will be nice to see him back soon. How much do you push it, we’ll leave that to the selectors, but he’s looking pretty good.”

Carey continued:

“It is the first Test of four and we’re still very positive amongst ourselves that we’ll be able to bounce back in Delhi and get this series back on level (terms) and continue to believe in what we’ve done over the past 12 to 18 months. I think we’re a really strong Test team. We’ve got all bases covered. Unfortunately it didn’t go to plan this first Test, but we’re definitely reinforcing the messages we’ve had leading into the tour.”

Australia had lost only one test in the current WTC cycle before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. They struggled against spin bowling and failed to score more than 268 runs in the first Test. Criticism followed as they spent too much time researching a safer pitch and couldn’t handle Jadeja and Ashwin.

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