T20 World Cup: What Gilchrist said on Josh Inglis’ exit from the Australian team and Cameron Green’s entry
Sydney. Legendary Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist has said that the exit of back-up wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Inglis due to injury just days before the start of the Super 12 phase of the ICC T20 World Cup is a big setback. It is the right decision to include young all-rounder Cameron Green in his place. Green left behind Alex Carey, Josh Phillippe, Ben McDermott and Nathan Ellis for that spot and was unexpectedly available in the 15-man squad.
Gilchrist said at the Sen WA Breakfast on Friday, ‘This is a better opportunity for Green. I don’t think we should take it too lightly that England is more than a wicketkeeper. He is a great batting option, who can bat well down the order. Gilchrist said, ‘Including Green is a good decision, but I don’t think if Matthew Wade is injured, he is going to get a chance. It will be interesting to see what happens as per the selection if Wade gets injured.
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Gilchrist feels Green is the right choice to replace the injured Inglis, but the 23-year-old will not find a place in the playing XI in the opening Super 12 match. The legendary cricketer expects Green and batting legend Steve Smith to play in the tournament sometime later.
Defending champions Australia will start their campaign against New Zealand in the first match of the tournament on Saturday. Green had scored runs at a strike rate of 200, including two half-centuries, in the T20I series in India. Inglis (27 years) suffered a hand injury in an accident while playing golf at the New South Wales club.
The ICC said in a statement on October 20, “The Event Technical Committee for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 has approved the inclusion of Cameron Green in the Australian squad in place of Josh Inglis.” It said, ‘Green, who has played seven T20s, was selected after injury to Inglis’ right hand.’
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 21, 2022, 17:19 IST