Cameron Green will make his test debut for Australia when they take on India in the first test in Adelaide on Thursday.
That is, if Green can pass a concussion test after he was struck in the head while bowling in the Australia A game last week.
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Australian coach Justin Langer confirmed the news on SEN on Tuesday morning saying Green was a lock so long as he passed the required protocols.
Green has been a shining light this summer, his hundred against the Indians in the first Australia A game was terrific and has earned him his cap.
He would likely bat at six which throws the order into some disarray.
With openers David Warner and Will Pucovski ruled out through injury and Joe Burns severely struggling for runs there is scope for some shuffling around the top order.
Langer has confirmed that Marnus Labuschagne won’t move from his spot at number three, leaving Matthew Wade as the most likely option to partner either Burns or Victoria’s Marcus Harris.
Steve Smith and Travis Head will also maintain at their spots in the middle order at 4 and 5 respectively.
Langer told SEN he sees Green’s call-up as a look to the future of Australian cricket.
“If he is passed fit he will make his Test debut which is very, very exciting for Australian cricket.”
“If Cameron gets through the protocols and he gets through training and he feels good, I’ve seen him last night, he had a big smile on his face, he had another test this morning that we got good news,” Langer told a media conference.
“He’s a terrific young bloke, he’s obviously an excellent talent, he’s earned the right for selection through his performances through Sheffield Shield cricket.
“If he’s fit and available then he’ll make his Test debut, which is very, very exciting for Australian cricket, for him and his family.”
Green also provides a bit with ball in hand, which would take some pressure off Australia’s bowling attack.
The relief may be needed after the last time India toured these shores they were brilliant with the bat.
Led by Cheteshwar Pujara, who batted for seemingly the entire tour, the Indians wore down Australia’s usually potent four-man attack.
Green holds a first-class batting average of 55.04 and has taken 33 wickets.