"Want him to save his energy for Australia"- AUS skipper Pat Cummins' big remark on Cameron Green participating in IPL
The preparations for the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League are in full swing. The BCCI has organised a mini auction ahead of the upcoming season, which will take place in Kochi on December 23. Thus, a number of stars across the world will enter the auction.
And there will be no doubt that some of them will end up earning some life-changing contracts. After the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, some players caught the eyes of the world, and the IPL franchises might have already made their plans for which player to target in the auction.
One such young prospect that will enter the auction is the young Australian all-rounder Cameron Green, who impressed everyone during the Australian tour of India for three T20Is ahead of the T20 World Cup.
He opened the innings for Australia in the absence of David Warner and ended up as the series' leading run-scorer with two half-centuries, including an 18-ball fifty, and a strike rate of 214.54. His power-hitting ability and skills to bowl at pace will make him an ideal prospect for any IPL team that is looking for a genuine hard-hitting all-rounder.
Thus, the IPL franchises will be eager to have him on their side. However, Australian Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins believes the same. In an interview with SEN Radio, Cummins said that it is an amazing opportunity for Green if he enters the auction. However, he also said that as a captain, he wants the all-rounder to be fresh, but he will not stop him.
Cummins said, "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. 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?"
Notably, Cummins himself has decided to skip the next season of the lucrative league. He was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders and will miss the upcoming season due to the busy schedule of the Australian team.
The Men in Yellow will play 15 Tests and the 2023 ODI World Cup in the coming 12 months. That is why, as a captain, he chose to opt out of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League.