CA announces Australia's ODI & T20I squad for India series; Cameron Green earns maiden call-up

CA announces Australia’s ODI & T20I squad for India series; Cameron Green earns maiden call-up

Cameron Green is the new sensation of Australian cricket set up as he has been regarded as the best young player for a long time.

Cameron Green
Cameron Green. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India’s much-anticipated tour of Australia is going to get underway right after IPL 2020. The schedule was announced on Wednesday and team India will be playing three ODIs, three T20Is and four Test matches Down Under. On Thursday, Cricket Australia has announced Australia’s limited-overs squad and Cameron Green has earned a maiden International call up.

The youngster is regarded as the most exciting talent of the country and he has been fast-tracked into the national side. Veteran all-rounder Moises Henriques also received a surprising comeback as the selectors have picked him ahead of injured Mitchell Marsh. Notably, Marsh was injured during his stint in IPL 2020 and will be eyeing a comeback for Australia A who will take on India for two red ball fixtures.

The upcoming series is the first international cricket series to be played in Australia after their Covid-19 break. As it is against India, the matchup is expected to be high voltage and highly competitive. Australia’s concern will be the form of their skipper Aaron Finch and star batsman Steve Smith who are struggling in IPL 2020.

Cameron Green’s rise in Australia’s domestic circuit

Cameron Green is the new sensation of Australian cricket set up as he has been regarded as the best young player for a long time. A country which doesn’t believe in fast-tracking their players to international cricket has added a 21-year-old to their squad and this adds to the growing hype around Green. Since the last 12 months, he has been batting exceptionally well in domestic cricket and his seam bowling is an added advantage.

Greg Chappell, the former Australian captain, went ahead and called him the best young Australian batsman he’s seen since Ricky Ponting. The Western Australian will don the Australian colours with a lot of enthusiasm but immense pressure as well.

“Cameron’s domestic form has been outstanding and he has carried it through for Western Australia this summer,” selector Trevor Hohns said as quoted by Cricket.com.au

“As a potential player of the future, this is an opportunity for him to be part of the squad and build on his experience.”

Australia ODI & T20 squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (VC), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.