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)

The chance of Cameron Green playing for Australia at the T20 World Cup continues to flicker, with Ashton Agar the latest possibility of withdrawing from the tournament due to injury.

Green has been on standby for both Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis, who have been struggling to overcome injuries.

It appears the duo will pass fit for the World Cup ultimately, with Marsh still under the microscope over whether he will be able to bowl or not, and Stoinis to return during the two matches against England remaining in Canberra before the tournament.

But it's now believed all-rounder Ashton Agar won't play a game before the tournament gets underway.

The Daily Telegraph report that Agar will be given every chance to prove his fitness for the tournament and may not need to play, however, squads must be confirmed in just a matter of days on October 15.

Green has remained in Australia's T20 squad opening the batting against England and the West Indies after a successful tour of India where he stood in for David Warner at the top of the order, but he is unlikely to play in Canberra after Aaron Finch confirmed he would return to the top of the order alongside Warner.

It means Australia will move back towards their best XI for the World Cup during the final two matches against England - an XI which is unlikely to include Green even if he was to be parachuted into the squad.

Green would not be a like for like replacement with Agar given his superior batting but quick bowling against Agar's spin, but he is believed to be on the selection radar on the back of his form if Agar fails to pass fitness.

It's unclear how keen selectors will be to rob Green of time in the Sheffield Shield ahead of the first Test of the summer though, with the Aussies to play a total of 14 Tests against the West Indies (home), South Africa (away), India (away) and England (away) by the middle of next year.

Australia are in Group A for the tournament, and will play New Zealand in the opener on October 22, before moving on to play Afghanistan, England and New Zealand, as well as two qualifiers in the group stage.