Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has confirmed his participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. The mini-auction for the 2023 IPL edition is scheduled to be held in Kochi on December 23, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
Many cricket experts believe that franchises will go for a bidding war to fetch Green because of his all-round abilities and the fact that the 23-year-old has still has plenty of cricket left in him.
“I have registered for it. It will be an exciting opportunity. Speaking to a lot of guys, especially in the WA (Western Australia) setup about their experiences in the IPL, they speak so highly of it,” Green was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. on their ‘Unplayable’ podcast.
“They speak about the quality coaches that you’re around, the quality players that you’re around. They’re all the best in the world at their craft.
“It’s a craft that I haven’t been exposed to too much. I’m so open to wanting to learn as much as I can and that’s probably one of the best environments to learn in,” he added.
Green stole the show during Australia’s T20I tour of India in September this year, scoring two half-centuries in three games, including a brilliant fifty off just 19 balls. He is currently practising with a bowling machine ahead of his side’s first Test against the West Indies, which begins on November 30 in his hometown Perth.
“I had a few sessions on the bowling machine basically trying to change my contact point. In T20 cricket, you’re meeting the ball so far in front of you, so you get that full swing,” Green said.
“To try to rein it back and hit the ball under your eyes (is difficult). I had a few good sessions basically just playing the defence shot and just getting your balance right and being able to leave the ball – that felt weird.”