Cameron Green gets World Cup reprieve as he is added to Australia's squad – Sporting News

Cameron Green has been called into Australia’s squad for the T20 World Cup, with the all-rounder being the beneficiary of Josh Inglis’ freak injury.
The back-up wicketkeeper sliced his hand open when his club snapped while playing a round of golf, which cruelly ruled him out of featuring in Australia’s defence of their title. 
The selectors for the national side decided to overlook a whole host of back-up keepers to replace Inglis in a like-for-like move, instead favouring Green.
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Coach Andrew McDonald actually hinted at the direction they would go in to replace Inglis when speaking to Gerard Whateley on SEN.
Asked if Inglis would be replaced by the likes of Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe or Alex Carey to be the back-up keeper, he denied this would be the case.
“Not necessarily, we’ve got a little bit more scope than that,” McDonald said.
“We’ve got to work out what a squad would look like going into a World Cup without a back-up keeper.
“In the scenario if Matthew Wade was to get injured the morning of a game, what would we do there if we didn’t have the resource within the group that was a standout wicketkeeper?
“Cam Green, he’s definitely a discussion point. Anyone who can bat anywhere in the order, can give you a few handy overs and can give you a different look if something were to go wrong with your top seven batters…is definitely in the discussion.” 
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The exciting all-rounder proved to be the best addition to the squad when he was finally called up on Thursday afternoon.
Green was considered by many to be unlucky not to have been picked in the first place. He was in red-hot form throughout September where starring displays against New Zealand and India rocketed him into contention. 
However, not everyone was championing the 23-year-old with Kerry O’Keeffe claiming that the World Cup had come too early for Green.
“We’re not stronger with him in the team,” O’Keeffe said on The Back Page around the time of Green initially being overlooked.  
“I think at full strength he’s probably not in the team because he hasn’t really commanded T20s yet.
“He’s not ready…He’ll be the first reserve, without question, but he’s not in the starting 15.”

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