"Will be a tough year for him"- David Warner warns Cameron Green about participating in IPL
The preparations for the next edition of the Indian Premier League are in full swing. Thus, the BCCI has organised a mini auction for the upcoming edition in Kochi on December 23. A number of stars have already registered themselves for the auction, including the likes of Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Joe Root, and many more.
However, one emerging all-rounder from Australia has also confirmed himself for the IPL: Cameron Green, who is considered to be a hot prospect for the IPL franchises in the auction. On Monday, Green confirmed his registration for the IPL auction.
But veteran Australian opener David Warner has something different in mind for the all-rounder before going into the auction. Warner reckons that it is a "big call" for Green because he will have to face a hectic schedule if he plays in the IPL.
Australia is scheduled to play the West Indies in two Tests starting on November 30, and ahead of the test series, Warner spoke with the media and said that it will be challenging for Green to play back-to-back on his first trip.
Warner said, "Nineteen weeks straight in India, being your first trip there as well, can be quite challenging - from the heat perspective, the playing, the recovery. From a youngster's point of view it's totally up to him, it's his decision to make. For the longevity of him and his career, it's a big call for him as a youngster."
The southpaw also added that he, along with Glenn Maxwell, have gone through this, and it takes a lot from a cricketer. He pointed out that just after the IPL, there are five Tests against England, and after that, there is a South Africa tour and the 2023 ODI World Cup, so it will be challenging for Green.
However, Warner also said that if you are playing in all three formats along with the IPL, surely it will be a great learning curve for him, but with so much cricket, it will be a tough year for him ahead.