Australia to lean on World Cup heroes as Cameron Green faces prospect of missing World Cup – Wide World of Sports

Australia will give their T20 World Cup heroes as much time as possible to prove their fitness, as the prospect of Cameron Green missing out on selection seems more probable by the day.
Green has performed strongly in both the ODI and T20 formats in recent weeks, first with the bat in 20-over cricket in India, and then at home against both Zimbabwe and New Zealand – the former with the ball, the latter with the bat.
But as both Mitch Marsh and Marcus Stoinis battle to be fit ahead of the team's opener in a fortnight, Australia have until October 15 to make a change to their squad without having to apply for special dispensation.
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Australia have only made one change to the squad that won last year's tournament in the UAE, spinner Mitchell Swepson left out for batter Tim David.
Plenty of fans want Green in the squad, but fitting him in is complicated. 
"It's just one of those things – he had a really good tour of India, it was good for him to get an opportunity to open the batting so he'll get more opportunities," Aaron Finch told reporters earlier this week in regards to Green.
"Obviously his batting is exceptional, and he shows a lot with the ball. He keeps developing and he keeps improving every time he gets an opportunity."
It's a difficult situation. Back your incumbents, and in particular, two players who were instrumental in Australia's success last year, or go with the young gun who really couldn't do much more to justify selection.
"I'd be sticking with the 15 they've already selected. I think it's a bit late to change now," former Australian captain Mark Taylor told Wide World of Sports last week.
"He grabbed the opportunity to open the batting, and full credit to him for doing that. That's the spot in T20 cricket – the further up the order you can get, the better.
The consensus seems to be that if Marsh and Stoinis are both fit, they need to be in the squad – as does Glenn Maxwell.
Maxwell has struggled with both bat and ball in 2022, but his ability as a match-winner is second-to-none and will obviously play a part. 
"You're always fighting for your spot no matter what in international sport and in a team like ours at the moment, it's a compliment for Australian cricket," Stoinis told reporters on Thursday.
Green looms as a key part of Australia's team in all formats for years to come, and he will get his time in the biggest moments that white ball cricket has to offer.
It is now extremely unlikely that it will start next month.
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