All-rounder Cameron Green replaced Josh Inglis in the Australia squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup on Thursday after the wicketkeeper-batsman was ruled out with an injury to his right hand following a golfing mishap as well.
However, Inglis, who is usually a backup to regular wicketkeeper Matthew Wade, was injured when a club snapped in his right hand during a golf session with some of his teammates and coach Andrew McDonald at the New South Wales Golf Club on Wednesday as well.
However, Cameron Green can bat in the top and middle order and is more than handy with his medium pace as well.
“Anyone that can bat anywhere in the order and can give you a few handy overs can give you a different look if something were to go wrong with your top seven batters,” coach McDonald told SEN Radio just before Green was drafted in.
He also added that they had to take a call considering many other things than just replacing one stumper with another as well.
“You’ve got a little bit more scope than that,” he said. “We’ve got to work out what a squad would look like going into a World Cup without a backup keeper and, and the scenario that (if) Matthew Wade were to get injured on the morning of the game, what would you do there.”
However, Aaron Finch’s team begin their title defence against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday as well.