Is Cameron Green doing enough to keep his spot in the Australian Test side?
Cameron Green is a talent. Over 1000 Test runs, an IPL century, and some of the safest hands in the gully within world cricket, all before the age of 25, doesn’t happen by accident.
However, getting hit for a hat-trick of sixes from Ben Stokes, following a duck in the first innings, must raise questions within the selectors’ minds.
His first tour of England, thus far, has been relatively quiet from the 1.98m all-rounder, having scored just 114 runs at an average of 19.00, and picked up five wickets at 45.60. With a plethora of in-form Australian all-rounders waiting in the wings within the squad, County cricket or even back home, it’s time for change before the third Test and for the remainder of the series.
Mitch Marsh (in the Ashes squad)
Marsh, at time of writing, appears to be the frontrunner as Green’s potential replacement, with his inclusion in the squad coming off a Player of the Series award in Australia’s most recent ODI series against India back in March. Due to his Australia duties in the white-ball formats, Marsh was limited to only one Sheffield Shield innings last season, in which he scored an unbeaten 108 from 111.