Cameron Green replaces injured reserve wicketkeeper Josh Inglis in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News


SYDNEY: Explosive all-rounder Cameron Green replaced injured reserve wicket-keeper batsman on Thursday Josh Inglis in Australia‘s T20 team.
The 27-year-old Inglis suffered the injury in a freak accident while playing golf when his six-iron broke at the New South Wales Club in La Perouse and cut open his hand.
“The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men T20 World Cup 2022 approved Cameron Green as a replacement for Josh Inglis in the Australian team,” ICC said in a statement.
“Green, who has played all seven T20Is, was named as a replacement after Inglis was ruled out with a right hand injury that required surgery.”
A true all-rounder who can bat in any position and bowl medium pace, Green was in red-hot form against New Zealand and India last month.
The 23-year-old smashed two fifties at strike rates of around 200 during his first T20 series in India. He played 7 T20Is, scored 136 runs and took five wickets.
There was no ligament damage to Inglis, but cuts to the palm of his hand ruled him out of the T20 showpiece.
“It doesn’t look good for Josh. We have some work to do and a bit of a problem to solve this morning around our rugby keeper and also a rugby batsman,” said head coach Andrew McDonald.
“It’s damage to the palm of the hand which is less than ideal, in his right hand where he would grip the bat and if he had to hold, the ball would hit that area.”
Reigning champions Australia take on New Zealand in the tournament opener here on Saturday.


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