On the first day of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground, the all-rounder took five wickets, marking his first five-wicket haul in a Test match (MCG).
Cameron Green Shines in The Boxing Day Test
The Australians took an early lead in the World Test Championships match after bowling the Proteas out for a meager 189 runs in their first innings, largely thanks to Green’s dominant performance with the ball.
After winning the toss, Australia captain Pat Cummins opted to bowl, and his team successfully kept the visitors’ score under 200. It was their eighth innings in a Test match, and they still couldn’t score 200 runs.
Against South Africa, Australians Scott Boland and Cameron Green were the primary agitators. Boland took the first Australian wicket when he bowled out Sarel Erwee (18). The Proteas’ top order collapsed to 67-5 after a brilliant fielding effort from Marnus Labuschagne.
However, the visitors’ backline was led by Kyle Verreynne and Marco Jansen, who put up a century-plus stand. The 108 runs they put up together were only South Africa’s third 100+ run partnership of the year.
Jansen hit his first Test fifty and Verreynne scored a crucial fifty, but Green eventually had them both out for 59 and 52, ending their resistance.
Western Australian all-rounder Green then easily disposed of the South African tail, taking five wickets for 10 runs.
Green Created Record in IPL Auction
It’s safe to assume that the 23-year-acquisition old’s by Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 Auction made for some happy fans and front office staff. There was a massive bidding war among teams for the all-rounder, and in the end, MI paid the highest price at Rs 17.50 crore.
After Sam Curran, who was also purchased at the same auction by Punjab Kings for Rs 18.50 crore, he became the most expensive player in the league’s history.
“To be truthful, I don’t think I didn’t do anything to kind of earn that,” Green admitted. “My participation in the auction was entirely coincidental. Nothing about this alters my outlook or belief in my cricketing abilities. Assuming things haven’t changed too much, “After the second Test against South Africa, Green made the following statement to the media.
During an exchange with broadcasters during the IPL Auction, Green expressed disbelief at the results. “I’m pinching myself, of course.
We’ve obviously got such a history, all the prior players who have played for them, and how wonderful they are and how excellent the club is at the moment, that I think joining such a fantastic team in Mumbai is a great opportunity “A quote from Green on Star Sports.
Green continued, “Rohit, Bumrah, and Suryakumar Yadav, to name a few, are just a handful of the players you can look through who have played with them. Tim David is here, and Australian Jason Behrendorff is as well, so that makes me very happy.
We have so much skill here that you can pick up tips from other players and advance your own abilities. When I was there for two weeks, I had a great time, and I’m looking forward to returning to play for the Mumbai Indians.”