Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Amid several injury worries, good news has arrived for the visiting Australian side. All-rounder Cameron Green has been declared fully fit for the third Test against hosts India in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy. The third Test starts in Indore on March 1.

Green was sidelined due to a finger injury that he had been healing for months now. He was seen practicing in the nets and having a long session with the bat.

“Now I am with full confidence and ready to play. You can never really rush with injuries,” said Green during an interview.

With regular skipper Pat Cummins being ruled out of the third Test match, Green’s inclusion is expected to give some balance to the team. Green is a solid middle order batsman and he can also bowl medium pace. He will definitely feature in the third Test.

In absence of regular skipper Cummins, senior batsman Steve Smith will lead the side and it is up to him to use Green in the best possible way as an all-rounder.

The visitors are currently in trouble with injury woes. Earlier, senior players like David Warner and Josh Hazlewood had returned to Australia due to injuries.

Australia are finding it tough to play on spin-friendly pitches and trailing 0-2 in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar series. They have lost both of their matches at Nagpur and Delhi. With a lead in the ongoing series, hosts India would start as overwhelming favourites at Indore.