Australia’s newest sensation Cameron Green was disappointed after failing to get picked in the limited-overs extended squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies. Green, hoping to find a spot as he was told earlier, wasn’t picked in the 23-member squad and was sidelined by the national selectors.
Speaking about his snubbing from the squad, Green revealed that he was initially told that he will be a part of the team. “I got told I was in the original expanded squad and then got told I just missed out,” Green said as quoted by News 18.
Accepting that the players, who were picked, were better and strong, Green said, “But looking at all the names on that list, you can see why. They’ve picked a really strong squad that has performed well over the past year. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it, but it’s an awesome squad and I’m sure they’ll do really well over there.”
‘Ashes is the pinnacle of cricket’
Cameron Green made his debut for Australia during the limited overs series against India in December 2020 and then went on to make his mark in Test cricket. He played all the four Tests against India, but didn’t perform as per the expectations, scoring only 236 runs across eight innings.
During the interview, the 21-year-old also revealed his excitement for the Ashes, which will be played in Australia in the coming summer season. Green is likely to feature in the starting XI as the selectors are planning to give him another chance.
“This might be my first year as a professional cricketer, I’ve gotten to this part of the year uninjured. It’s a nice little stepping stone going into the year to be fully fit and hit the ground running from day one. I’m looking forward to a good pre-season over here,” he said.
“For all kids growing up watching cricket this (Ashes) is the pinnacle. I’ve got a lot of fond memories growing up watching it. Going back to Ashton Agar scoring 98 (in the 2013 series), I remember everyone was talking about it for months after,” Cameron Green concluded.