IPL 2023: 'I’m 100 percent available'- Cameron Green rubbishes rumors of not bowling in IPL till April

Cameron Green is eyeing to return to action on the upcoming India tour.

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Australian all-rounder Cameron Green expressed his surprise at the rumors that he will not be able to bowl in the upcoming IPL 2023 for the Mumbai Indians (MI), at least at the start of the tournament.

The news of Green would not be able to bowl at the start of the IPL 2023 has been making the rounds on social media ever since the young all-rounder was ruled out for a few weeks due to a broken finger. However, he is expected to be fit for the upcoming tour of India in February and March.

Green, 23, who was purchased by the MI for INR 17.50 crore at the IPL 2023 auction, put an end to all speculation by confirming that he will be "100% available" to bat and bowl for the MI in the cash-rich T20 league. He was also taken aback by who spread such false information. 

Cameron Green was quoted as saying by SEN: No, that’s not correct. I’ve heard about this for quite a while now, I think. I don’t know where it’s come from. I’ve heard that I’m 100 percent available for both skill sets in the IPL at the start, so yeah, I’m not too sure where that’s kind of come from.”

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The Australian all-rounder is expected to be fit in time for the opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India, which is scheduled to start on February 9 in Nagpur.

He said: “Obviously, my first priority is the Test series that’s beforehand (before the IPL). I think me and Starcy (Mitchell Starc) are maybe touch and go for that first one (Test) but obviously, we’ll give ourselves the best chance.”

On his plans for the IPL 16 after getting a ground-breaking deal from the MI at the auction, Green said: “Yeah obviously it (auction) turned out really well but I think at the same time you want to go out there and perform and kind of re-pay the faith they showed you. I think just having the right people around you I think keeps you pretty humble in a way.”

He signed off by saying, “You’ve got the right people to drag you down if you get too ahead of yourself, but also the right people to bring you back up when you’re going not as great as you like. I think that’s kind of cricket. It’s a game of failures, you’re going to fail more than you succeed. As long as you have the right people around you to kind of bring you back up is probably key.”

(With PTI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 05 Jan, 2023

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