Josh Inglis’ replacement in the Australian team, Cameron Green, has been cleared by the event technical committee for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Inglis had previously hurt his hand playing golf. The Australian squad decided to have a day off before the T20 World Cup opener against New Zealand on October 22 (Saturday), and several of the players opted to play golf. Of them was Inglis. Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, and coach Andrew McDonald all joined him. Inglis cut his hand, though, when a golf club broke. He had significant bleeding as a result, making it unlikely that he would play in the first game.
How did Inglis get injured?
Inglis’s club broke when he was trying to knock the ball down the fairway, slicing his palm and drawing a lot of blood, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, which broke the story first. It is believed that Inglis had played at least nine holes and was using older clubs when the terrible incident occurred.
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Cameron Green a replacement
Cameron Green will take Inglis’ position in the team after Cricket Australia further revealed that he will need surgery after attentively monitoring the ailment.
Green has so far participated in seven T20Is and has been incredibly productive with his batting form and approach. Due to his strong and thrilling performances during Australia’s away series against India last month, the 23-year-old was the early favorite for the position. Despite Australia’s series loss, Green astonished everyone by leading his team to victory in one of the three T20Is.
In the three games of the series, he began for the team in the absence of veteran player David Warner, scoring two half-centuries. Given that he was added to the squad, it’s feasible that he may play in a game if any of the openers suffer an injury or have any other problems.
The Event Technical Committee had to approve Green’s replacement, and after receiving a nod from them, he was named as the replacement.