TOWNSVILLE: After tall all-rounder Cameron Green, 23, claimed his first five-wicket haul in the opening One-Day International against Zimbabwe, leading the hosts to a five-wicket victory here, Australia's white-ball captain Aaron Finch expressed his delight with the way Green is developing in limited-overs cricket.
When Green returned figures of 5/33 in nine overs, Zimbabwe's middle order was wiped out, and the visitors were dismissed for 200 in 47.3 overs. Then, with David Warner making a half-century and contributions from Steve Smith and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, Australia defeated the target for the cost of five wickets.
Finch said, "He (Green) keeps to his plans pretty well," according to cricket.com.au. "He adapts on the run which is really important in this format of the game. For someone that young to have that much cricketing nous is really important and he just balances out our side so well," he said.
Green said he is pleased with how he is fitting in with the ODI team after taking the crucial wicket of Sikandar Raza to start the demolition drive. In the Ashes series, the all-rounder had also been crucial with the ball, taking 13 wickets at an average of 15.76.
After being named Player of the Match, Green noted, "I basically had a fairly clear game plan." "Nothing has altered from the earlier games, in my opinion. I simply got lucky there in the end. I didn't really need to alter my technique all that much because all I was trying to do was bowl back of a length on a wicket that was rising and falling." "I was first unaware that (ending the innings) would be my responsibility. But I was quite eager to try that when Finchy (captain Finch) tossed me the ball. I didn't really need to hit yorkers or alter my usual approach, but I'll still need to keep working on it."