The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the most prodigious cricket league in the world, should transpire in April 2023. This season would be relished by many fans as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced that the league is all set to return to its traditional format, alternating between home and away matches.
Like every year, the league will follow its streamlined notion to have a player auction before the inception of official matches. The ten franchises announced the list of players retained and released by them and although BCCI is to reveal the complete list of players going under the hammer, the players themselves are validating their attendance.
Kane Williamson, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, and Mayank Agarwal were some of the big names released by their teams. Whereas players like Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Cameron Green, are expected to land themselves a contract after going under the hammer.
The Australian all-rounder Cameron Green recently confirmed his participation in IPL 2023 and is eager to interact with the top cricket players in the world alongside some enlightenment in various sectors from a top-notch coaching department.
IPL Is One of the Best Environments to Learn In: Cameron Green
The 23-year-old Cameron Green has proven himself to be a strong contender for the opening slot in T20Is if Captain Aaron Finch retires. Green made his international debut in 2020 against India in the Border-Gavaskar series. The pyrotechnic batter has represented Australia 32 times since then in all formats.
Green went unsold in the previous IPL mega-auction, but his blistering form currently may land him a contract. While speaking to cricket.com.au’s Unplayable Podcast, Green said, “I have registered for it. It will be an exciting opportunity.”
“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.
The right-handed batter has played one white-ball series in India so far and he was remarkably impressive. In the three-match T20 series against India, Green opened the innings alongside Aaron Finch and stitched 118 runs in 3 innings, including two half-centuries.
A shift in batting position also resulted in a shift in approach for Green as the opener was striking at 214.5 the entire series. That series can be termed as ‘revolutionary’ for Green as he was soon called upon for Australia’s WT20 squad replacing the injured Josh Inglis.
From an overall perspective, Green has bagged 139 runs in 8 innings in the shortest format while depicting a strike rate of 173.75. The right-arm fast-medium bowler has also claimed 5 scalps with an economy of 8.9. Lastly, the Aussie player represents Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.
Currently, Green is occupied with the upcoming two-match test series against West Indies in Australia. The series starts on 30th November with the initial test being hosted by Optus Stadium in Perth.
Cameron Green, who has dazzled many with his pyrotechnics, will be among the greatest draws at the IPL auction. The mini-auction will take place on 23rd December and is being held at Kochi.