Cameron Green’s workload leading up to the IPL in 2023 is a concern for Australia head coach Andrew McDonald, who added that a decision on the all-rounder’s participation in the lucrative T20 competition will be made closer to the event.
Following his recent nomination for the event, Australia all-format player Green is anticipated to attract significant interest from IPL franchises in this month’s player auction.
Coach worried about Cameron Green’s workload ahead of IPL 2023
“His (Green) overall load in the next 12 months of cricket, is it a concern? Yeah, I think it’s a concern for every player,” McDonald was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
“We’ve spoken about it several times. it’s hypothetical to see how he’s feeling come the end of March. He’s got a lot of cricket before the IPL and I’m sure his decision won’t be made right now. It will be made later on down the track leading into the IPL.
“You never know what your body is going to feel like in three months’ time on the back of nine Test matches. Plus some white ball cricket of the back end of that Indian series,” he added.
It will be the first time when the young Cameron Green will play the IPL. Given his recent performance on the international circuit he will most likely to dominate the league with his all-round performance.
All franchises will try to buy his services as he was good in India series couple of months ago, and as the IPL 16 is in India, he will play good cricket both with bowl and bat.
The all-round player like him is an asset for any side. And if he plays all the games in the 74-match league it will be a complete jam-packed schedule for him. As before IPL he have to feature in for Australia side in Border-Gavaskar series. And after IPL there is Ashes in England.
Border-Gavaskar series and Ashes big series ahead of Australian team
The 2023 IPL will take place between the Ashes (June-July) in England and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (February-March) in India.
Both series are important one, and is the most anticipated series of the year, and all three teams want all their players to have in best shape possible before the big challenge.
“We’re lucky and fortunate enough that the quality in front of him. (Green) doesn’t mean that he has to bowl excessive amounts of overs,” McDonald said.
“He bats in the top six, he’s holding his own as a batter. So I could say that he’s pretty much unrestricted at the moment.”
David Warner, the first player for Australia, has already warned Green about the difficulty in controlling his workload.
Due to a full international schedule, Australia Test Captain Pat Cummins had already decided not to take part in the IPL in 2023.
Recently, Green’s bowling was restricted due to back issues.