• Home
  • Who Said What
  • I Can Jump In At Many Different Roles Green On His Flexibility For Australia In T20 Wc 2024

'I Can Jump In At Many Different Roles' -  Green On His Flexibility For Australia In T20 WC 2024

Cameron Green for Australia (X.com)Cameron Green for Australia (X.com)

After wrapping up a demanding season with the Indian Premier League (IPL), Australia’s all-rounder Cameron Green has landed in the Caribbean, primed and ready to face Oman in their opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024 .

Despite a whirlwind travel schedule that included a 38-hour journey from Perth to Barbados, Green is unfazed. 

Cameron Green opened up on his role at T20 World Cup 2024 

Cameron Green, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), managed a brief layover at home following his team's IPL exit. His transit to Barbados, although long, was less intense than that of teammate Mitchell Starc, who endured a staggering 60-hour journey.

"Just one bag lost—my cricket bag—but it came the next day. My trip was about 38 hours while Starcy's was about 60 hours. So overall, I'm happy," Green recounted during a post-training press interaction as reported by cricket.com.au.

The 25-year-old has grown accustomed to the jet-setter lifestyle, which he believes has equipped him well for international cricket's varying demands.

After a shaky start in the IPL 2024, Green found his stride, significantly boosting his performance and helping propel RCB into the playoffs. His strike rate leapt from 107.93 in the initial five games to an impressive 170.21 in the subsequent matches.

While it remains uncertain if Green will secure a spot in Australia's starting XI against Oman, his versatility makes him a valuable asset, capable of batting anywhere in the top eight.

"That's the beauty of what I've been exposed to in the last few years. It's not always been a consistent spot that I've locked into. But at the same time, I'm also thankful for that. I feel like I can jump in at many different roles," Green explained.

Despite feeling slightly sore after extensive practice sessions, Green is confident in his preparation. Balancing his workload across formats remains a critical focus for the Australian team management, especially given his rapid rise as a sought-after player.

"Talking to the other guys, it's been quite ridiculous the amount of travel and the lack of days at home, compared to normal years. I think you weirdly get used to it, been doing it for two years now. This is the most prepared I've been for some sort of tour."

As Australia, the reigning World Test Champion and ODI World Cup winner, prepares to face Oman on Wednesday, Green and his teammates are ready to hit the ground running.