If Cameron Green passes the fitness test, he will make his test debut at Adelaide Oval. At the same time, if it does not happen, then Matthew Wade can be started.
Green was injured during a practice match against India A on Friday. Jaspreet Bumrah’s straight drive was on his head. He was bowling and could not save himself from Bumrah’s fast shot. He was congested and is recovering well.
Australia coach Justin Langer said the 21-year-old all-rounder could play a four-Test series against India starting Thursday. This match to be held in Adelaide will be Day-Night. Langer, however, made it clear that a decision will be taken on Green’s inclusion in the team under Cricket Australia’s concession policy.
Langer said during Cricket Australia’s training session on Tuesday, “He had another test this morning. We have good news about this.
Recent opener Marcus Harris and all-rounder Moises Henriques have also been included in the Test team as cover.
The big question before the selectors is which batsman will start the innings. Joe Burns is running out of form. He scored just 62 runs in 9 first-class innings. However Langer hinted that Burns could retain his place in the playing XI.
Langer said, “I’ve been talking to Joe Burns for the last about a week … I keep supporting Joe privately and openly.”
He said, ‘He is a very good player. You don’t lose talent in one night. ‘