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Cameron Green Named As Josh Inglis’ Replacement in Australia Squad

Explosive all-rounder Cameron Green has been named as the replacement player for injured reserve wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis for the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

Cameron Green Named As Josh Inglis’ Replacement

The replacement indicates that Australia will not have a backup wicketkeeper in their 15-member squad, and a replacement could be added if Matthew Wade was injured.

“The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 has approved Cameron Green as a replacement for Josh Inglis in the Australia squad,” ICC said in a statement.

The 23-year-old had slammed two fifties at strike rates around 200 during his maiden T20 series in India. He has played 7 T20Is, scoring 136 runs and taking five wickets.

Josh Inglis
Josh Inglis

There was no ligament damage to Inglis, but cuts to the palm of his hand ruled him out of the T20 showpiece.

“Green, who has played seven T20Is, was named as a replacement after Inglis was ruled out due to a right-hand injury which has required surgery.”

Australia have previously gone into World Cups without another frontline wicketkeeper, including the 2015 ODI event on home soil where Brad Haddin was the only option.

“It’s not looking good for Josh. We’ve got a bit of work to do and a bit of a problem to solve this morning around our backup keeper and also a backup batter,” Head coach Andrew McDonald said.

“It’s damage to the palm of the hand which is less than ideal, in his right hand where he’d be gripping the bat and if he had to keep, the ball would be impacting that area.” The reigning champions Australia will take on New Zealand in the tournament opener here on Saturday.

Notably, England wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow was ruled out of the tournament due to a golf mishap too, when he suffered a badly-broken ankle caused by slipping on a tee box on the day the squad was announced.

Australia will play their first match of the tournament against New Zealand on October 22 in Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

Australia squad

Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

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