'Give me a Gully fielder that comes close to Cameron Green's standards' - Brad Hogg lauds Green's pyrotechnics in 'Gully' region
Hogg has heaped praise on Cameron Green for his fielding in the 'Gully' region.
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Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg is full of praise for Australia's Cameron Green, reckoning that he is currently one of the best fielders in the 'Gully' region in the entire world. The Gully fielder is an extension of the line of slips.
The former cricketer voiced his praise for the young all-rounder following his performance in the ongoing Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. In the ninth over of England's second innings, Green dove to the right to complete a mind-boggling catch of opener Ben Duckett. Notably, the batter edged one to the Gully, which was taken exceptionally by the Aussie.
In the opening innings, the 24-year-old picked up a wicket, dismissing veteran England pacer Stuart Broad. Meanwhile, during Australia's first innings, he reached his 1000-run mark in Test cricket. He demonstrated his batting prowess by hitting 38 runs off 68 balls, including four boundaries and a six, before being dismissed by Moeen Ali.
Hogg took to Twitter and shared some photos of the Aussie all-rounder and captioned it, "Give me a Gully fielder that comes close to Cam Green's standards. I'll wait."
See the tweet:
Tug of war continues in Edgbaston Test
Speaking about the opening Test, England skipper Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first. With Joe Root (118* off 152) scoring an unbeaten century, Stokes declared at 393/8 on Day 1. Nathan Lyon claimed a four-wicket haul, While Josh Hazlewood and Scott Boland took two and one wickets respectively.
In response, the Pat Cummins-led side scored 386, thanks to opener Usman Khawaja's (141 of 321) magnificent century. For the hosts, Stuart Broad and Ollie Robinson took three wickets each, and Moeen Ali grabbed two. Meanwhile, Stokes and veteran James Anderson snared one scalp each.
After being dismissed for 386 in the first session on Day 3, Australia's Pat Cummins and Scott Boland dismissed openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley in England's second innings. The hosts finished the rain-curtailed third day at 28/2, with a lead of 35 runs. Joe Root and Ollie Pope will continue the action for the Ben Stokes-led side on Day 4.