Cricket World Player of the Week - Cameron Green
Had Australia won the India series, all-rounder Cameron Green could have been potentially named both the Player of the Match and the Series.
Given the wide pool of players that the top international teams carry, it is in fact not surprising that a player who isn't even part of Australia's 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, at least at the moment, turned out to be the best player in a hard-fought three-match T20 series between India and Australia.
The schedule meant that Australia had to travel to India for a bilateral T20 series when both teams would have wanted to play Down Under given that the upcoming World Cup is in Australia.
Be that as it may, the series provided a few opportunities for Australian fringe players in the absence of Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and David Warner.
Cameron Green emerged as the biggest positive for Australia, grabbing his opportunity with both hands. He opened the batting in sensational fashion and has left the Australian management scratching their heads.
The 23-year-old right-hand batter and pace bowler produced rapid knocks of 61 and 52 in first and the third T20Is respectively and almost toyed with the word-class Indian bowling attack.
He finished the series as the highest run-scorer with 118 runs from three matches at an average of almost 40 and a mind boggling strike rate of 214 with the help of 16 fours and 7 sixes.
Green also bowled three accurate overs for just 14 runs in the decider and looks to be the real deal. IPL franchises might already be scrambling for his agent's contact number.
Cameron Green's 'fortuitous' emergence as a T20 opener worked wonders for Australia! #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/KdMf8Fr39J— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 25, 2022
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