Cameron Green will make a comeback to the BBL with the Perth Scorchers. He has been added to the list of Australia Test players who will play after the series against South Africa.
Green last participated in the tournament during the 2019–2020 season. He might be eligible for six regular-season games after the Sydney Test; this depends on how he is handled in light of the upcoming tour to India in February.
With just 14 appearances (13 for Scorchers and one for Australia), his T20 career is still in its infancy. He has yet to have a significant effect, but most of his innings have come at Nos. 6 and 7. Teammate AJ Tye, though, had no doubt that he would succeed in the format.
“We had a year of him at the Scorchers two years ago and he was still leaning his craft then, but you look at him and the way he’s matured in the last couple of years, he may not be the star T20 player but he will be,” Tye told ESPNcricinfo at the BBL draft launch.
“He’s got the game, he’s got the attributes, he can bowl quickly and bat anywhere. He’s definitely a player to watch and hopefully in the next few years we see him a bit more in the Big Bash.”
Green fills the last three spots on the 18-player roster for the Scorchers’ domestic list for the 2022–23 season. It will be completed at the foreign player draft on Sunday.
“We’re thrilled to see Cam back in Scorchers colours. To add a player of his calibre to our strong group of local players is enormous,” Scorchers head coach Adam Voges said.
“His talent with bat and ball has regularly been on the show for WA and Australia in recent years, and we’re excited by the versatility he offers us.”
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Green’s agreement was finalised following David Warner’s two-year lucrative contract with Sydney. Marnus Labuschagne of the Brisbane Heat and Travis Head of the Adelaide Strikers have agreed to new contracts. In addition to Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc has already declared he will take a break. Josh Hazlewood’s availability has not yet been confirmed. There is still a chance Steven Smith may play despite declining Sydney Sixers’ initial offer.
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