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Andrew McDonald is optimistic about Cameron Green’s bid for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Andrew McDonald, Australia’s head coach, is sure that ace all-rounder Cameron Green will be ready for the opening Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India. Green injured his finger in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa, forcing him to miss the third and final Test of the series.

Cameron Green suffered a finger injury after being struck on the glove by Anrich Nortje’s hard delivery. Green went off the field with a bloodied finger. However, despite stepping out to bat with a fractured finger, the 23-year-old batted his way to a half-century.

The young sensation then announced that he had fractured his finger, putting him out of the third Test against the Proteas as well as the rest of the Big Bash League. His injury precludes him from playing in the highly anticipated Border-Gavaskar series against India in February. However, Australian head coach Andrew McDonald is sure that the rising star would be able to play in the next Test series against India.

“The medical staff did an excellent job. We are sure that he will be ready for the first Test against India. The danger of furthering the injury was not present, which is why he batted in the opening innings. As a result, the time range for his comeback from injury stays unchanged from the first prediction. “He’ll be healthy and ready for the first Test,” McDonald added.

Green has cemented himself as an important member of the Test squad with a brilliant five-for against the Proteas at the MCG. He even sent the record books falling after scooping large dollars at the recently ended IPL auction when five-time winners Mumbai Indians broke the bank to get his autograph.

Australia will depend on the 23-year-heroics old’s in the next four-match series against India, as they seek their first Test series win over the hosts since 2004.