Ricky Ponting wants Green to be part of Australia’s Test team since he would be a perfect fit for them.
Australia once again proved that they are a cricket powerhouse by beating Pakistan 2-0 in their recent Test series. Former captain Ricky Ponting believes that it is the best time to try all-rounder Cameron Green and see if he fits the team. Their next opponents will be New Zealand in a three-match Test series at home starting December 12.
Green, who is just 20 years old, is currently sidelined due to a back-related problem but will aim to make a return very soon. He is known not just for his ability to bowl in speeds of up to 140 kph but also from his two centuries and half-centuries in his last five matches in the Sheffield Shield.
Despite Ponting saying that ‘...the decision to include him in the team is a “left-field decision”...’, he is confident that the rookie will learn from playing with veteran players. Green made his domestic debut back in 2017 when he played in 11 Test matches, nine List-A matches, and a single T20 match.
‘Cameron Green is probably the in-form batsman in the country’, said Ponting in an interview. ‘It’d be a pretty left-field decision to make because he’s been batting so low for WA. But he’s not doing much wrong, he’s an exciting talent, and maybe to just include him and have him around the squad and give him a taste of what it’s like might not be a bad thing… He’s very young and very raw, but what he’s doing in Shield cricket suggests there’s a whole lot of talent there with both bat and ball’.
The former skipper also said that Australia will have to keep close tabs on Green seeing that he has a lot of potential.
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