Australia’s head coach Andrew McDonald is concerned about Cameron Green’s workload ahead of next year’s IPL and said a decision on the all-rounder’s participation in the lucrative T20 tournament will be made closer to the event .
Australian all-format player Green is expected to receive strong interest from IPL franchises in this month’s player auction, after the 23-year-old recently nominated his name for the event.
“His (green) total load over the next 12 months of cricket, is that a concern? Yes, I think it’s a concern for every player,” McDonald told the Australian Associated Press (AAP).
“We have talked about it several times. it is hypothetical to see how he feels at the end of March. He’s got a lot of cricket for the IPL and I’m sure his decision won’t be made now but later down the path leading to the IPL.
“You never know how your body will feel three months from now after nine Test matches plus some white ball cricket from the back of that Indian series,” he added.
The 2023 IPL will be held between the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (February-March) in India and the Ashes (June-July) in England.
Australia opener David Warner has already warned Green about the challenge of managing his workload.
Australia Test captain Pat Cummins had already opted out of next year’s IPL due to a busy international schedule.
Lately, Green has been suffering from back injuries, which have prevented him from bowling.
“We are fortunate and fortunate that the quality he represents (Green) does not mean he has to throw excessive amounts of overs,” said McDonald.
“He hits in the top six, he holds his own as a hitter. So I could say he’s pretty much unlimited right now.