The largest IPL 2023 auction acquisition for the Mumbai Indians (MI), Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, will only be available as a bowling option starting on April 13. He fractured his bone during the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, which temporarily sidelined him.
Green was acquired by MI at the IPL 2023 mega-auction last month for a significant sum of $17.5 crore. One of the most eagerly awaited names to be drawn at the occasion was the youngster.
Despite having little to no experience at the top level in the format, his adaptability in the batting order and ability to get bounce off the surface make him a worthwhile addition.
The franchisees were informed by Cricket Australia that Green’s workload will need to be watched throughout the competition, particularly if he plays in all four Test matches during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in February-March, according to a report by the Times of India.
Cameron Green is a great inclusion in the IPL 2023
On the morning of December 23, Hemang Amin, the CEO of the BCCI and the IPL’s COO, sent an email to each of the 10 franchises. The message stated:
“Cricket Australia has informed this morning that Cameron Green (player No. 8) will be fully available. However, if he features in all the four Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Green will not be able to bowl for four weeks from the conclusion of the fourth Test scheduled from 9th March to 13th March, 2023.”
Cameron Green broke Pat Cummins’ record for the most expensive Australian purchase at the IPL auction after collecting an offer as high as 17.50 crore.
At the IPL 2023 mini-auction, he was also the second most expensive player to be auctioned off. The highest price of 18.50 crore (from Kings XI Punjab) was made for England all-rounder Sam Curran, making him the most expensive player in IPL history.