Cameron Green has earned the right to make his Test debut as a batsman but needs to make his case as an all-rounder for the ODIs against India starting November 27, said Australian coach Justin Langer.
Green, who can also bowl express pace, and Will Pucovski are among the five fresh faces in the Australian squad for the high-profile Test series against India, which will take place after three ODIs and as many T20Is.
“In one-day cricket, he’ll only play if he can bowl a few overs because that’s how we’ll set up the team.
“He hasn’t had the white-ball experience to come in as a pure batsman but if he can bowl a few overs, my gosh he becomes a good prospect,” Langer said.
“But Test cricket is different. He’s earned the right to play Test cricket on his batting. I love watching him bat.”
Green said he would gain a lot of experience from his debut series, whether he plays or not.
“The results I've had in four-day cricket are definitely a lot better than what I have shown in T20s.
“If I don’t play, I’ll get a lot of experience and hopefully take a lot out of it,” Green said.