Rising star Cameron Green will get the chance to display his talent on the international stage after being selected in Australia’s ODI and T20 squads for the upcoming series against India.
Green has been hailed as the brightest young star in world cricket, with calls growing for the all-rounder to be included in Australia’s Test squad.
The 21-year-old averages 52.23 with the bat and 21.53 with the ball from 17 first-class matches.
Just this week, Greg Chappell labelled Green as the best young player since Ricky Ponting.
Green was unable to bowl last summer due to stress fractures in his back, but even as a batter-only he has proven to be a match-winner.
In his most recent Sheffield Shield match, Green scored 197 for WA against NSW.
Green has been ramping up his bowling loads at training over recent weeks, and he could be ready to play as a legitimate all-rounder in the three ODIs and three T20s against India.
The ODI series gets underway in Sydney on November 27.
New South Wales all-rounder Moises Henriques was the other notable inclusion in the national squad.
The 33-year-old hasn’t played for Australia since 2017.
“Moises is a tremendous cricketer with loads of experience and is a great person to have around the group,” Australia selector Trevor Hohns said.
“His form was extremely impressive in leading the Sixers to the BBL title last summer and he has played well at the start of this season.
“Similarly, Cameron’s domestic form has been outstanding and he has carried it through for Western Australia this summer. As a potential player of the future this is an opportunity for him to be part of the squad and build on his experience.”
The most notable omission from the 18-man squad was spinner Nathan Lyon, who can now put his focus into preparing for the four-Test series against India.
Mitch Marsh, who sustained an ankle injury in the Indian Premier League, was also overlooked.
The selectors are likely to bring Marsh back through the Australia A side for the tour matches.
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa