Mumbai Indians (MI) fans won’t be too happy to read this. MI spent 17.5 crores INR to buy Cameron Green’s all-around skill in the recently closed IPL auction. However, according to some reports, the Australian all-rounder won’t be bowling at MI until April 13th. Green will only play as a batsman for the Mumbai team until that time slot, in line with Cricket Australia’s workload management guidelines.
On the morning of the auction, BCCI’s CEO and IPL COO Hemang Amin wrote in a communication to the ten franchises. Cameron Green (participant No 8) might not bowl and is only available for batting.
However, if he functions in all of the 4 Test suits of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Green will now no longer be capable to bowl for 4 weeks from the belief of the fourth Test scheduled from 9th March to 13th March 2023.
The 23-year-antique Green, who became the second-maximum earner withinside the IPL public sale, is presently nursing an injured finger that has dominated him out of the 1/3 Test among Australia and South Africa starting on Wednesday.
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BCCI’s workload announcement makes franchises worried
Meanwhile, IPL franchisees were left annoyed following a BCCI announcement that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will screen the workload of gamers shortlisted for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India in November.
Keeping in thoughts the Men’s FTP and arrangements for ICC CWC 2023 the NCA will paintings in tandem with the IPL franchisee to screen the focused Indian gamers collaborating withinside the IPL 2023, the BCCI stated.
While the franchises do offer reviews of the Indian players’ workloads during the IPL, that is the primary time that the BCCI has referred to the NCAs’ involvement.
Like the opposite boards (in particular England’s cricket board and Cricket Australia), the BCCI have to have spelled this out earlier than the IPL public sale, in order that franchises ought to have deliberate.
Cameron Green second highest IPL bid
Cameron Green was signed by Mumbai for INR 17.50 crore at the IPL 2023 auction in Kochi on Friday, becoming the second most expensive player in the IPL.
Mumbai Indians persisted with Green as his price moved past multiple record prices and got the player. “Green is someone we’ve tracked for 2-3 years and we thought he’s exactly what we needed. He fits the right age profile for us; we’ve been looking for younger players for a few auctions,” Akash Ambani said.
Green debuted for Australia in T20Is in April 2022. In eight matches, Green has a strike of 173.75 and has scored two 50+ scores. Both fifties came against India in November – 61 off 30 balls and 52 off 21 deliveries.
With the ball, Green has picked up five wickets in seven innings. He has an average of 35.60 and an economy of 8.90. The 2023 IPL will be Green’s maiden outing in the tournament. He plays for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League but has featured in just nine games so far.