NEW DELHI: Having spent valuable time with Rohit Sharma in the Mumbai Indians dugout during the IPL 2023, Australia star all-rounder Cameron Green aims to incorporate the calmness exhibited by the Indian skipper into his own game. India will face Australia in the World Test Championship Final at The Oval, starting June 7.
Green played a significant role in five-time champions’ IPL 2023 campaign. Green scored 452 runs and claimed six wickets under Rohit’s captaincy. MIwere eventually knocked out in Qualifier 2.
“The calmness he (Rohit) has out in the middle is so evident,” Green told ICC ahead of the WTC Final against India.
“He’s obviously been there and done that for 10 years. To be out there with him and just talk through a situation was awesome.
“My role was trying to be aggressive and then he obviously showed ways to go about it, whether it was attacking spin, attacking pace, kind of picking your bowler in a way,” the 24-year-old added.
Green joined the Australia side late and made his first appearance at training session on Thursday.
While the Mumbai teammates will now be WTC Final foes, Green can turn to what he learnt from the India skipper throughout the IPL and during their crucial century partnership against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final IPL league game when they meet in the red-ball showdown.
Gearing up for the marquee clash, Green believes in-form Virat Kohli is definitely going to a big threat.
“Virat Kohli. I think he always tries to be the man to stand up in big moments,” he said.
“A World Test Championship is obviously a massive moment, so I look forward to that.”
Green feels there won’t be any problem for him to switch gears from T20 format to Test cricket.
“There is nothing like Test cricket when you’re kind of out in the middle,” he said.
“Obviously your nerves are running really high. I think the best players are the best ones that are able to handle that.”
(With inputs from PTI)