Cameron Green lent a significant amount of balance to the Australian Test side in the last couple of years and his evolution as a Test bowler further ensured that Australia could play an extra batter. However, injuries in the lead-up to the India-Australia Test series meant Green was away from the action for the first two Tests, and even though there were many other factors that contributed to the losses, his absence was perceived as a big one.
However, Green is all set to play his first Test in India, having recovered from the injury he sustained during the South Africa match. With Australia losing Pat Cummins and David Warner for the Indore Test, Cameron Green suggested that he is fully fit.
"It's going really well," Green said. "I was so, so close last game, but I think probably having an extra week has helped a lot. I'm 100% ready to go."
Australia Head Coach Andrew McDonald suggested that the management even contemplated using Green as David Warner’s substitute for the match but later decided otherwise. Green has batted in the nets against the likes of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, but looked a little uncomfortable.
"We were all on the same page, I reckon," Green said. "It was just a few instances in the nets where I'd go for a sweep and it just jarred the end of my bat. We probably just thought that we'd sacrifice a game and with obviously the year ahead that we've got, it's probably the right call."
In Galle last year, Green was named Player of the Match for his 77-run innings which helped Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings. The use of his feet against spinners was praised widely and with Australian batters struggling to score runs against India, Green has come as a hope for the Aussies.
"You get a pretty good look at it from the sideline without having too many emotions of being in the game," Green said. "You get a pretty good outlook on it. I think maybe in Galle it was a really bouncy wicket. Maybe here, it's not bouncing as much.
"So that's probably just another bit that I'm trying to learn about my game about trying to read the conditions and what to do in different conditions. That's what's been nice about watching the first two games. You can work out what's probably the best approach,” Green said.