Australian cricketer Cameron Green does not want to curb his attacking game in the upcoming ICC World Test Championship final against India and in the Ashes series. He expressed that England has been playing aggressive cricket, which indicates he doesn’t need to change his game much. The all-rounder will be heading into the summit clash on the back of a good Indian Premier League for the Mumbai Indians.
Cameron Green slammed 452 runs in 16 matches this IPL, at an average of 50.22, and a strike rate of 160.28. He smashed his maiden Indian Premier League century this season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Green’s attacking game made him of one the most standout players for the Mumbai Indians. Making a switch to the red-ball format from T20 cricket, the all-rounder expressed that he doesn’t need to change his approach.
“The way that England have been playing their cricket has been quite aggressive, so maybe you don’t have to change too much,” he said to cricket.com.au.
“Probably starting (my innings) last year, I probably looked to defend a bit too much instead of just looking to score. Then you can defend after when you see a good ball, just making good decisions out there. So this time round, it will be looking to score, and then if it’s a good ball, defend,” added Cameron Green.
The Australian cricketer is trying to adapt to the English conditions ahead of the World Test Championship final and the Ashes. “The more you get exposed to it, the easier it gets. That’s what I’m trying to take into it this time making the change. I kind of know what worked last time and what didn’t, so I’m just trying to learn how to adjust quicker and better,” he said.
Pretty excited to bowl in England: Cameron Green
Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has played 20 Test matches for the country. He has scored 941 runs at an average of 37.64, with one century, and has also taken 23 wickets, including a five-wicket haul. The World Test Championship final will be his first outing in English conditions in the format. Cameron Green expects to make an impact with his bowling on the tour.
“Everyone, especially being a bowler, looks forward to coming over here (England) with the swing,” Green said.
“Normally, when I bowl in Australia, it’s not doing too much so I’m pretty excited that there’s something I can use over here. A few of the guys talk about it swinging a bit too much so (I’m) just getting the skillsets up with the wobble seam and just playing around with all that,” he added.
The World Test Championship final is all set to take place from June 7 to June 11 at The Oval in London. There is a reserve day in place on Monday, June 12. Meanwhile, the Ashes begin on June 16 with the first Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham.