NEW DELHI: Expressing his excitement after registering his name for the players auction for next year’s
, Australia all-rounder Cameron Green said the T20 league has the best environment that a cricketer needs to hone his craft.
The IPL players auction is scheduled to be held in
on December 23 and the 23-year-old
is expected to attract huge interest from the franchises.
“I have registered for it. It will be an exciting opportunity. Speaking to a lot of guys, especially in the WA (Western Australia) setup about their experiences in the IPL, they speak so highly of it,” Green was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“They speak about the quality coaches that you’re around, the quality players that you’re around. They’re all the best in the world at their craft.
“It’s a craft that I haven’t been exposed to too much. I’m so open to wanting to learn as much as I can and that’s probably one of the best environments to learn in,” he added.
Focussing on his Test career, Green is preparing for hours with his father, Gary on bowling machines ahead of the two-Test series against the
starting November 30 in his hometown
“I had a few sessions on the bowling machine basically trying to change my contact point. In T20 cricket, you’re meeting the ball so far in front of you, so you get that full swing,” he said.
“To try to rein it back and hit the ball under your eyes (is difficult). I had a few good sessions basically just playing the defence shot and just getting your balance right and being able to leave the ball – that felt weird.
“It’s a challenge for all guys that do chop and change (formats). I’m just getting exposed to it now.”
Meanwhile, warning Green about possible burnout ahead of a gruelling schedule, Australian opener David Warner feels the all-rounder will face a “big call” regarding his participation in the IPL.
“Nineteen weeks straight in India, being your first trip there as well, can be quite challenging – from the heat perspective, the playing, the recovery,” Warner said on Monday ahead of Australia’s Test series against the West Indies.
“I’ve been through it, I’ve done the Test series and the IPL. It is tough. Then on the back of that you’ve got five Test matches in England. Then I think you’ve got 20 days off before you go to South Africa and then go to a World Cup.
“Glenn Maxwell did it a couple of years ago, played the whole year and then was cooked come the (Australian) season.
“From a youngster’s point of view it’s totally up to him, it’s his decision to make. For the longevity of him and his career, it’s a big call for him as a youngster. Whatever decision he goes with we’ll respect it as players. But ultimately, it’s down to him and CA.”
(With inputs from PTI)