“I feel he will be a finisher” – Sunil Gavaskar expects Cameron Green to justify his price tag in IPL 2024

Cameron Green
Cameron Green

Royal Challengers Bangalore recruited the services of Australia’s promising prospect, Cameron Green for a whopping INR 17.5 crore, as a part of an all-cash trade from Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2024 auction. It was a trade deal that became the major talking point in the cricket fraternity.

RCB are one of the few teams that are end to win the title and the franchise will pin their hopes on Cameron Green going forward in IPL 2024. The 24-year-old announced his arrival in India’s premier T20 competition with Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 season.

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There was immense pressure on him because of his staggering price tag (Rs 17.50). Although he performed well in patches, he wasn’t fully able to justify it. In 16 appearances, he scored 452 runs including 1 century and 2 fifties and took 6 wickets. As a result, MI decided to trade the bright talent to RCB.

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Cameron Green needs to up the ante for RCB in IPL 2024: Sunil Gavaskar

The Perth-born all-rounder will be looking forward to firing all the cylinders in the next season. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar expects Cameron Green to bring the best out of himself as an all-rounder for RCB in the upcoming season.

“This player will have to perform better than last year because of the price you bought him for. Yes, I agree he scored a century as well for the Mumbai Indians last year. However, he will have to perform better than that because you should recover the price you bought him for and the Mumbai Indians didn’t recover that,” he told Star Sports.

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“If RCB has to cover the price, he has to do something not only in batting but bowling as well. He can deliver with the bat because he has that ability. He can play the big shots. He is well-organized in batting,” the commentator added.

Furthermore, he stated that the Green might as well be given the role of a finisher since RCB already have attackers at the top. “I feel he will be a finisher only because they already have top-order batters. Rajat Patidar will play at No. 3. Your top two will be Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Glenn Maxwell will come at no.4,” he said.

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