Cameron Green is a young prodigy who rose through the ranks through grade cricket and burst onto the domestic scene with a 5-for on debut at the age of just 17. A precocious talent, the youn…
Cameron Green is a young prodigy who rose through the ranks through grade cricket and burst onto the domestic scene with a 5-for on debut at the age of just 17. A precocious talent, the young fast bowler became the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the history of Shield cricket.
Green’s junior days were marred with injury and he had an injury scare during his 2nd Sheffield game as well, when he managed to dislocate his knee during warm-ups. However, this was immediately taken care of by the physio at the ground and he was cleared to continue playing.
His lower-order pinch-hitting talent came to the fore when he scored a 45 in his second first-class game, biffing three monstrous sixes off Baggy Green-holder James Pattinson , and extending his team’s lead from 104 to 168 while he was at the crease. In his second outing with the ball in that match, he ended with figures of 3/20, including the timely wickets of opposition skipper Cameron White and Dan Christian to earn his side an innings win for which he earned praise from his captain Adam Voges.
He made his List A debut in the tour match against Pakistan for the Cricket Australia XI and bagged 3 wickets, including that of veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, and bothered the Pakistan players with his accurate and rapid seam bowling.
The prodigious teenager was handed a rookie contract by the Perth Scorchers ahead of the 2017/18 season. He is unlikely to make the line-up initially, but given the chance, he can potentially become a future star for the franchise and spearhead of the Scorchers’ pace battery.