Cameron Green is one step closer to making his international debut after being selected in Australia’s white-ball squad to face India.
The 21-year-old’s selection comes days after former Australia captain Greg Chappell called him the nation’s “best young player since Ricky Ponting”.
Green was included in the 18-man squad named to play in three ODIs and three T20 against India starting November 27.
“Cameron’s domestic form has been outstanding and he has carried it through for Western Australia this summer,” said national selector Trevor Hohns.
“As a potential player of the future, this is an opportunity for him to be part of the squad and build on his experience.”
Green’s best performances have come facing the red ball, making four first-class centuries and averaging 52.23 with the bat playing for Western Australia.
“This is a serious player, this is a special player,” Chappell said
“He is the best young player I’ve seen since Ricky Ponting. He is our next superstar.”
Green’s List A record isn’t as flash, making 167 runs at 27.83 from nine matches, while he averages 15.14 in T20 cricket.
Mitch Marsh wasn’t named in the squad, failing to be fit after injuring his ankle playing in the Indian Premier League.
Selectors are still hopeful he will play in tour matches in early December to become available for Test consideration.
Nathan Lyon was also left out of the squad with Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar to fill Australia’s spin spots.
Australia ODI & T20 squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (vc), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
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