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Australia's Cameron Green may get to focus on red ball ahead of test series against India

Green played Sheffield Shield cricket with Western Australia in the run-up to the ongoing New Zealand Test series and said the red-ball preparation had helped set him up for his match-winning 174 not out in the Wellington opener

Reuters Melbourne Published 05.03.24, 09:07 AM
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All-rounder Cameron Green may be spared white-ball duties for Australia to focus on his red-ball game ahead of the test series against India in the next home summer, coach Andrew McDonald said.

Green played Sheffield Shield cricket with Western Australia in the run-up to the ongoing New Zealand Test series and said the red-ball preparation had helped set him up for his match-winning 174 not out in the Wellington opener.

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McDonald said Green may be given a similar lead-in to the five-Test series against India and be rested from scheduled ODIs and T20Is against Pakistan that start the home summer.

"We know how good a white-ball player he is, so you put a priority on what it looks like next summer," McDonald told reporters.

"The white-ball cricket's important, but that Test summer's important, so I think with the results he's had (at Wellington), he'll probably come to us and say, 'Can you give us a couple of Shield games before the first Test against India?'"

The second and final Test against New Zealand starts on Friday in Christchurch.

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