Jasprit Bumrah’s straight drive was bowled on the head of all-rounder Cameron Green, who was selected for the Australia Test team, during the practice match against India A here on Friday.
Green was putting on his second bowling spell of the day and when Bumrah played a straight drive, he could not react at the right time and it passed through his palms to the left side of the head and he immediately sat down. Mohammad Siraj, standing at the non-striker’s end, ran to see him. The medical team examined him for two minutes and this all-rounder walked out of the field on his own for some more investigation.
The batsman Patrick Rowe was included as a ‘concession institution’. Cricket Australia’s Team Doctor Pip Inge told ESPNcricinfo, “Cameron has got a slight ball while bowling for Australia A. This is the first time this has happened to Cameron. He has returned to the team hotel and will not play the remaining two days of the practice match. He said, “We will monitor his health and give updates about his condition.”
Greene had scored an unbeaten 125 against India A in the opening practice match on Tuesday, after which he was expected to make his Test debut. In the second match, he took one wicket for 20 runs in 6.1 overs. This was the important wicket of Shubman Gill.
Earlier this week, Australian batsman Will Pukowski was hit by fast bowler Karthik Tyagi at the helm during the first practice match. Opener David Warner has already been ruled out of the first Test due to a groin injury sustained during the second ODI. The four-match Test series will begin on 17 December with a day-night match in Adelaide.