Cameron Green says “Virat Kohli stands up in big moments” ahead of WTC Final 2023 clash
WTC Final 2023: With just a couple of days left before the World Test Championship Final against India, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has praised modern Indian great Virat Kohli for performing in the most important moments against the best sides.
WTC Final 2023: With just a couple of days left before the World Test Championship Final against India, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has praised modern Indian great Virat Kohli. India and Australia will play the ‘ultimate test’ at The Oval from June 7 onward. Kohli has an exceptional record against Australia. In the 24 Tests he has played against Australia, he has scored 1,979 runs at an average of 48.26, with eight tons and five fifties to his name. Across all three formats, he has played 92 matches against the Aussies, scoring 4,945 runs at an average of 50.97 with 16 centuries and 24 fifties.
Given the form he is in, he will no doubt be a key player in the WTC final for India.
“Virat Kohli. I think he always tries to be the man to stand up in big moments. A World Test Championship is obviously a massive moment, so I look forward to that,” Green told ICC.
Green’s breakthrough century came in Australia’s 20th Test against India on a flat track in Ahmedabad, where Australia fell short and lost the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 2-1.
Green on playing Test match cricket
The 24-year-old played the final two Tests of the series, including Australia’s triumph in Indore, but saw enough of India to identify their primary threat when the teams meet again in the WTC final.
Green was the last of the Australia squad to meet up with the group in England after Mumbai went deep in the IPL playoffs but expects to have no issues switching out of the T20 mindset in time for the WTC final that starts on June 7.
“There is nothing like Test cricket when you’re kind of out in the middle. Obviously your nerves are running really high. I think the best players are the best ones that are able to handle that,” Green said.