Young all-rounder Cameron Green put in a great performance on the day CA announced he was named Australia’s Male Test Player of the Year, in honor of legendary leg spinner Shane Warne, and will be the winner of the 2018 Got his first 5 wickets on Boxing Day. The test is a complete test against South Africa at the MCG.
When Kyle Verreynne and Marco Jansen sewed his 100-plus on his sixth wicket, they looked set to lead South Africa to a respectable result. However, Green pulled off a leap and found a move to tear through the rest of South Africa’s batting order as he lost the last five wickets for just ten runs. In fact he took his 4 of his last 5 wickets in just 12 ball spaces.
What made Green’s performance even more impressive was the fact that he hadn’t bowled much in his recent Test. He was used by assistant captain Steve Smith in just six overs in the Adelaide Test against the West Indies. Green bowled just three overs as the rest of the bowlers took wickets on Gabba’s seam-friendly deck. I found it useful for.
“It’s just rhythm. We had a slow start to the summer, but basically we just wanted to play a few overs,” Green said at a press conference. “Luckily I got a few today. my role in.. Good rhythm today.
“I had a really good talk with Patty [Cummins] the day before, and I think he found the rhythm on the fourth and fifth blunt throws and passed that on to the goalie,” Green said. “He’s noticed that if it goes a little bit better, the keeper takes it at a pretty good level. That’s how you know how to run. “I really don’t know how I feel,” he added.
Green also had a little extra responsibility after senior paceman Mitchell Stark injured his finger with his bowling hand while trying to catch Nathan Lyon’s bowling and was immediately forced off the field. As the team’s fifth bowler, Green said he was trying to imagine what Cummins was thinking given Stark’s injury.
“I always wonder what the captain is thinking, especially when I am the fifth bowler. We’ll have to see how he recovers, but I hope he’s fine. ”