Cameron Green’s workload ahead of next year’s IPL concerns Australia head coach Andrew McDonald. Cameron Green’s workload in the lead-up to the IPL 2023 next year has caused concern for Australia head coach Andrew McDonald. He said that a decision on the all-rounders in the cash-rich T20 tournament would be made before the event.
Australian all-format player Green just put his name in for the tournament. Cricket experts say he will get a lot of attention from IPL franchises in this month’s player mini-auction.
“His (Green) overall load in the next 12 months of cricket, is it a concern? Yeah, I think it’s a concern for every player,” McDonald told the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
“We’ve spoken about it several times. It’s hypothetical to see how he’s feeling come the end of March. He’s got a lot of cricket before the IPL and I’m sure his decision won’t be made right now, it will be made later on down the track leading into the IPL.
“You never know what your body is going to feel like in three months’ time on the back of nine Test matches plus some white-ball cricket of the back end of that Indian series,” he added.
The 2023 IPL will occur between England’s Ashes (June-July) and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (February-March) in India. David Warner, the first player for Australia, has previously cautioned Green about the challenge of controlling his workload.
The Australia Test captain Pat Cummins will not participate in the IPL next year because of his full international schedule. Green’s bowling has recently been hindered by a back problem that has troubled him recently.
“We’re lucky and fortunate enough that the quality in front of him (Green) doesn’t mean that he has to bowl excessive amounts of overs,” McDonald said.
“He bats in the top six, he’s holding his own as a batter. So I could say that he’s pretty much unrestricted at the moment.”