Former Australia captain Greg Chappell has expressed his concerns for Cameron Green, who became the second highest-paid player in the history of the Indian Premier League.
The 23-year all-rounder was secured by five-time champions Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023 auction, where they shelled out ₹17.50 crores after a bidding war with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals.
Green has played 38 matches for Australia across three formats and has scored eight fifties while picking 34 wickets with the ball. In his column for The Age, Chappell said the increased workload might not be good for his development in this early stage of his career.
“Cameron Green is full of promise, but will need to fulfil that with the bat sooner rather than later, for his own peace of mind. As an aside, while I can’t blame him for taking the money on offer from the IPL, I wonder whether it is a good career choice for his development as a batsman?”Chappell drew comparisons with another all-rounder from Australia, Mitchell Marsh, who could not realise his true potential and had his career marred with injuries.
“It will put a lot of pressure on his young body with virtually non-stop cricket coming up. Mitch Marsh made a similar choice early in his career and has yet to realise his potential as an explosive middle-order player who could bowl some quality overs in Test cricket,”he added.
Green, who became the most expensive Australian player in the Premier League, came on the radar of the franchises after his exploits in the three-match T20 series in India. He opened the innings in David Warner’s absence and smashed two fifties in three innings at a strike rate of 214.55.
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