Australia captain Pat Cummins has said that he won’t stop Cameron Green from registering the latter’s name for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 Auction and playing in the world’s biggest T20 league if there is an opportunity. Cummins, who will miss the sixteenth edition of the Indian T20 league has said that he does not want to take away such a big opportunity from a promising youngster.
The Australian skipper who is currently leading the team in a three-match ODI series against England said that although he would love someone immensely talented like Green to be available for the national team, he does not want to be selfish.
Green, touted as the future of Australian cricket, had impressed on the tour of India while opening the innings in the absence of David Warner. He had smashed two blistering half-centuries and averaged 39.22 for the series with a strike rate of 214.54. Considering his all-round abilities, franchises are expected to engage in aggressive bidding for the Aussie all-rounder at the IPL 2023 Auction set to take place in Kochi on December 23.
"Yeah potentially (Green will enter his name in the IPL auction). We'll wait and see, I think the auction is a little while away," Cummins told SEN Radio. “Selfishly as a captain, I'd love for him to save all of his energy for Australia. But how can you tell someone to say no to that kind of opportunity?” Cummins added.
Coming back to Cummins, the Australia ODI and Test captain who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has decided to give IPL 2023 a miss citing Australia’s packed schedule next year.
Australia's busy 2023 Test cricket schedule involves a Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India (February-March) and Ashes in England from June 16 to July 31 while the 50-over World Cup will be held in India in October-November next year.