Cameron Green’s workload in the lead up to the 2019 Indian Premier League is a source of concern for Australia head coach Andrew McDonald, who has stated that a decision about the all-participation rounder’s in the lucrative Twenty20 league will be made closer to the time of the event.
After just putting his name in for the competition, Australia all-format star Green, who is 23 years old, is likely to generate a significant amount of interest from IPL franchises during the player auction that will take place this month.
Is there cause for concern regarding his (Green’s) overall workload in the game of cricket over the coming year? According to comments attributed to McDonald and reported by the Australian Associated Press, “Yes, I think it’s a concern for any player” (AAP).
“This topic has been discussed with us on multiple occasions. To test this theory, let’s check in with him at the end of March and see how he’s doing.
Because he has a lot of cricket to play before the Indian Premier League, I’m confident he won’t make his decision just yet; rather, I anticipate that he will make it later on in the lead up to the IPL.
“You never know what your body is going to feel like in three months’ time on the back of nine Test matches plus some white ball cricket at the back end of that Indian series,” he continued. “You never know what your body is going to feel like in three months’ time.”
Between the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India (February-March) and the Ashes in England (June-July), the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League will take place.
Green has already been cautioned by Australia opener David Warner about the difficulty of successfully balancing his workload.
Pat Cummins, the captain of the Australian test team, decided against participating in the Indian Premier League due to his packed international commitments.
In recent years, Green has struggled with back ailments, which have hindered his ability to bowl.
McDonald stated, “We’re lucky and fortunate enough that the talent in front of him [Green] doesn’t mean that he needs to bowl an excessive quantity of overs.”
“He bats in the top six, and he’s doing fine as a batter,” the coach said. So I guess you could argue that he’s pretty much free to do anything he wants right now.