SA vs AUS 2nd ODI: Why is Cameron Green not playing South Africa vs Australia second ODI match?

Updated on: Sep 9, 2023 2:11 pm IST

cameron green not playing SA vs AUS 2nd ODI

In a setback for the Australian cricket team, all-rounder Cameron Green has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa.

Why is Cameron Green not playing SA vs AUS 2nd ODI?

Cameron Green suffered a concussion during the first ODI and has been sidelined for a total of 8 days as he undergoes the necessary concussion protocol.

Cameron Green’s unfortunate injury occurred during the first ODI against South Africa when he faced a bouncer from Kagiso Rabada, which struck him. As a result, Green was forced to leave the field after facing just two balls. In his absence, middle-order batsman Marnus Labuschagne was brought in as a concussion substitute and played a pivotal role in securing a victory for Australia in the match.

Cricket Australia’s spokesperson confirmed that Cameron Green will miss several crucial games in the series as he undergoes an 8-day concussion protocol. During this period, he will be closely monitored by Cricket Australia’s medical team. Green is expected to make his return on September 17th, just in time for the final ODI between Australia and South Africa at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Green is was expected to play a crucial role for Australia in the series as part of their preparation for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.¬†Green’s absence due to injury adds to the growing list of concerns for the Australian cricket team as they prepare for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, set to commence on October 8th against India. Captain Pat Cummins is currently recovering from a wrist injury, while Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, and Steve Smith are also nursing injuries, creating additional challenges for the team.

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