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Will Cameron Green be fit for the start of the IPL?

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Cameron Green is expected to be ready for the India Test tour and Indian Premier League (IPL) after suffering a fracture to his right index finger in the second Test against South Africa.

Green was struck on the hand by the rapid Anrich Nortje on the second evening. He went off and had scans, with the diagnosis confirmed on Wednesday morning. However, he came back to bat and scored a fighting 51* off 177 balls.

The all-rounder will undergo an operation this week to repair the fracture. The medical team is confident he will be back in action in about four weeks, which is when the Australia squad is due to fly to India for the four-match Test series.

Cameron Green ruled out of SCG Test, should be ready for India tour and IPL

Green did not bowl in the second innings of the MCG Test and is out of the New Year’s Test at the SCG. Also, he is considered unlikely to take any part in the Big Bash League (BBL) as he faces a “a period of recovery leading into the Qantas Tour of India” according to cricket.com.au.

“It’s a great environment to be a part of so I’m definitely going to miss it. I’m going to do as much as I can to get it right and try to go to India,” Green said to the aforementioned website.

“A lot of people talk about the tour to India, how tough it is mentally and physically. It’s going to be a massive tour for us. We’re as best prepared as we’re ever going to be, so (I’m) looking forward to it.”

Given the fracture is a small one and the IPL takes place after the four Tests in India, Mumbai Indians fans can breathe easy knowing Green should be fit and ready to go for the tournament.

The all-rounder became the second-most expensive player in the history of the competition after the five-time champions picked him up for a whopping 17.25cr (approx. US$2.1 million).

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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