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Greg Chappell Opines On Cameron Green’s IPL Participation

Greg Chappell Opines On Cameron Green’s IPL Participation
Greg Chappell (Photo Credit: Cricket Australia Twitter)

Former Australian captain Greg Chappell backed the all-rounder Cameron Green for accepting his million-dollar IPL contract but he also questions the timing of the decision as well. He also added that it might not be favourable for a young player in the development stage of his career as well. Notably, he earned a hefty deal after Mumbai Indians bought him for 17.50 crores in the IPL 2023 mini-auction in Kochi. Notably, he set INR 2 crores as his base price.

In his column for The Age, Greg Chappell opined on the increased workload that might force him from representing Australia across formats as well. He said:

“Cameron Green is full of promise, but will need to fulfil that with the bat sooner rather than later, for his own peace of mind. As an aside, while I can’t blame him for taking the money on offer from the IPL, I wonder whether it is a good career choice for his development as a batsman? It will put a lot of pressure on his young body with virtually non-stop cricket coming up. Mitch Marsh made a similar choice early in his career and has yet to realise his potential as an explosive middle-order player who could bowl some quality overs in Test cricket.”

Cameron Green
Cameron Green (Credit: BCCI)

“There is going to be a lot of pressure, a lot of expectation” – Greg Chappell on Cameron Green

Meanwhile, Cameron Green, who became the most expensive Australian player in the IPL auction, made headlines following the three-match T20 series in India. He opened the innings in David Warner’s absence and scored two half-centuries in three innings at a strike rate of 214.55 as well.

“There is going to be a lot of pressure, a lot of expectation. That’s the nature of the beast when it comes to the IPL, when you see that kind of money thrown around. That’s going to be his biggest hurdle. It’s not about going out there and performing, he’ll do that, that’s inevitable. He’s going to have a big decision on his hands in a couple of years’ time with his body,” Greg Chappell concluded.

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