Prior to the last Test match in Sydney against South Africa, Australia’s injury list is getting longer and longer. Cameron Green is the most recent player to sustain an injury. He is the second Australian victim; Mitchell Starc, a new-ball bowler, is probably going to suffer the same fate.
The second day of the ongoing Boxing Day Test between Green and Anrich Nortje saw Green suffer an injury to his index finger while batting. The 23-year-old was reportedly forced to retire on Day 2 due to injury and has a small fracture.
Cameron Green ruled out of the 3rd Test against South Africa due to a fractured finger.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 28, 2022
Cameron Green ruled out of BBL
In the present Boxing Day Test, Australia has the all-rounder available to bat should he be able to. He can’t bowl, though, because the fracture in his index finger will make it difficult for him to grip and release the ball.
Due to the injury, the young player will not participate in the Big Bash League (BBL). However, it is anticipated that he will be well for the four-test tour of India in February.
Australia’s loss of bowling options as a result of Cameron Green’s injury is a major setback given that they now have a commanding lead in the game. According to reports, Mitchell Starc tore a ligament in his middle finger.
Aaron Hardie could be included in Australia’s starting lineup for the third Test against South Africa because Cameron Green has been ruled out and Mitchell Marsh is still recovering from ankle surgery.
Since his breakthrough performance in the Sheffield Shield final of the previous year, when he scored 174 points for Western Australia at No. 7, the all-rounder has been a contender. During Australia A’s winter trip to Sri Lanka, he also did well.
Australia may also think about moving Alex Carey to No. 6 and placing Michael Neser at No. 7. As a bowling all-rounder, Neser has previously batted in that position for Queensland.