PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 08: Josh Inglis of Western Australia takes a return throw during the Marsh One Day Cup match between Western Australia and Tasmania at the WACA on April 08, 2021 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

It isn't the way Cameron Green would've liked to have been selected, however a snapped golf club has handed the allrounder an opportunity to win a World Cup in lieu of injured wicket-keeper Josh Inglis.

Green initially missed selection for the tournament, however a snapped six-iron in the hands of Inglis sliced the 27 year-old's hand open, requiring more than half-a-dozen stitches, and ruling the star out of the World Cup.

It's a massive call from the Australian selectors, with the nation now carrying just a singular wicket-keeper through the tournament in Matthew Wade.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 28: Matthew Wade of the Tigers looks on during day three of the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Tasmania at the WACA on October 28, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

If Wade were to suffer an injury on the day of a World Cup match, Australia would be forced to hand keeper responsibilities to someone within the squad, with no game-day injury replacements permitted throughout the tournament.

While selecting another wicket-keeper would've solved the dilemma, Green's versatility made him too talented to overlook for the Australian squad.

Australian coach Andrew McDonald is thankful the tournament is on home shores, meaning if Wade is forced to miss time, either Alex Carey or Josh Phillipe are within the vicinity and ready to answer the call.

"If you look back over World Cup selections there's been plenty of times where Australia have gone in only one frontline keeper in the squad," said McDonald on SEN.

"That's just to give greater flexibility to batting and bowling structures within the team.

"It's a conversation about how we want to give ourselves the most amount of options as opposed to covering the small risk that is there."

HYDERABAD, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Cameron Green of Australia celebrates after scoring a fifty during game three of the T20 International series between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Hyderabad, India. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

While Green hadn't lined up for an international T20 before last month's clash with India, two half-centuries quickly erased fears from selectors, and showed how good the allrounder can be in the shortened format.

While he isn't used to batting down the pecking order, McDonald is confident Green will step up and do what's required.

"Anyone that can bat anywhere in the order and can give you a few handy overs can give you a different look if something were to go wrong with your top seven batters," McDonald said.