Australian Head Coach Andrew McDonald made a surprising pick while discussing David Warner’s successor in the Test team. Andrew McDonald suggested the possibility of Cameron Green moving up the batting order in the upcoming red-ball series against Pakistan.
The Pat Cummins-led team is scheduled to take on the Shan Masood-led team in a three-match Test series. The first match is scheduled to begin on December 14 at the Perth Stadium in Perth. The remaining two matches will be played in Melbourne and Sydney, respectively.
Cameron Green Has Batted At A Six For Most – Andrew McDonald
Andrew McDonald mentioned that Cameron Green has been a successful No.4 for Western Australia, averaging close to 50 in Shield cricket. McDonald said that Green could potentially take on a different batting position, indicating a change in the batting lineup.
“What does Cam Green’s future look like in the Test team? Is it a matter of waiting for Mitch to finish or could there be another spot that opens up over time? He has batted at six for most of his Test cricket, but he has been a fantastic No.4 for WA and averages close to 50 in Shield cricket” McDonald said on SEN.
We Will Leave That To The First Test – Andrew McDonald
McDonald mentioned the possibility of reshuffling the batting order to accommodate the best six batters in the Australian Test team. The head coach emphasized that decisions on the batting order would be made closer to the first Test match against Pakistan.
“There is always the idea that you can potentially shift the order to make room to put your best six batters, or what you see as best six batters, in a certain order, and we have seen that in Australian cricket before,” McDonald added.
“David Boon went from three to opening. Justin Langer went from three to opening. Shane Watson went from six to opening. So there has been the ability to reshuffle and for that to be successful. But we will leave that to the first Test match in Perth.”
Andrew McDonald took a break from the ongoing T20I series between Australia, and Assistant Coach Andre Borovec is temporarily in charge of the team. McDonald is using this time to rest and prepare for the upcoming Test season at home.
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