Chris Green Bio

Chris Green, an off-spinner and useful middle-order batsman, is a hot commodity on the T20 circuit around the world, and franchises have snapped him up in a flash. The off-spinner is a miser when it comes to bowling and can hit a few lusty blows with the bat at the top. Green is a genuine T20 player in the new era.

Career

Domestic career

The off-spinner and middle-order batsman from Sydney’s North Shore made his Limited Overs debut for the Blues during the 2014/15 Matador BBQs One Day Cup, when both Nathan Lyon and Stephen O’Keefe were with the Test team.

After the postponed Test tour to Bangladesh, he was re-selected in the initial Blues squad for the 2015/16 championship, but was later omitted when the Australian players were available.

The off-spinner has also established himself as one of the most in-demand T20 specialists in the world. Chris Green signed a six-year extension with the Sydney Thunder of the Big Bash League (BBL) in November of last year, making it the longest contract in BBL history.

His six-year extension outlasted Chris Lynn’s five-year deal with the Brisbane Heat two years ago, which was the longest at the time. Green first joined Thunder in 2014, ahead of the BBL’s fourth season, and has helped him ever since.

In the Pakistan Super League, Canada’s GT20 championship, England’s Vitality Blast, the Caribbean Premier League, and Abu Dhabi’s T10 League, he’s made a name for himself. In the CPL 2020, Chris Green is also the captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors.

IPL Career

The New South Wales cricketer was snatched up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2020 IPL auction after his T20 exploits around the country. KKR acquired him for the base price of Rs 20 lakh.

At the start of last year’s Big Bash, no one has played more games or has a better T20 economy rate than his 6.57, though conceding just 5.80 runs per over in the Powerplay, where he has been a specialist. As a result, KKR will look to use him sparingly alongside Sunil Narine.

He did, however, have a brief scare in January when he was suspended for 90 days by Cricket Australia for certain illegalities in his bowling motion. However, he has been cleared to bowl once more and will play in the 13th season of the IPL.

Background

Green was born in South Africa and moved to Wahroonga when he was seven years old. As a junior, he excelled in cricket and tennis. On Sydney’s North Shore, he attended Knox Grammar School. Warren and Lisa Green (Gould), his parents, were both former tennis players.

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