Former Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin advised RCB’s new recruit Cameron Green to forgo IPL participation, emphasizing the need for sacrifices for test cricket focus akin to Australia’s pace trio.

Brad Haddin advised emerging all-rounder Cameron Green to consider skipping the Indian Premier League (IPL) to effectively manage his workload and focus on excelling in Test cricket. Despite Green’s recent trade to Royal Challengers Bangalore after being acquired by Mumbai Indians in a significant IPL auction, Haddin highlighted the necessity for sacrifices to maintain peak performance.

At just 24 years old, Cameron Green has participated in 24 Test matches representing Australia. In the previous IPL season, he showcased his skills in all 16 matches for Mumbai, impressively scoring 452 runs and securing 6 wickets.

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Drawing parallels with Australian pace bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc, who occasionally sat out IPL seasons to prioritize Test cricket, Haddin stressed the importance of workload management.

“If you look at the three fast bowlers (Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc) they have had periods where they have sat out of IPL and prioritized Test cricket and that’s something at times Cameron Green might have to do depending on his workload. I know IPL is a great way to keep learning, but if the workload gets too big, he will have to make some sacrifices to keep peaking in Test cricket,” Haddin said to Fox Cricket.

“If you look at his short career till date, I don’t think he will get as hard a period as he has got over the last 6-7 months. I think he spent the best part of six months away from home. He is still only a young man finding his feet at international level. He will have a good opportunity now to sit back and reflect on that,” he added.

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Last Updated on December 6, 2023

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