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Brad Haddin’s advice for Cameron Green to prolong Test career: Sacrifice IPL

Brad Haddin’s advice for Cameron Green to prolong Test career: Sacrifice IPL

Haddin has encouraged Green to take a break from the IPL from time to time to avoid burnout.

Australia’s batting all-rounder Cameron Green is one of the several exciting young prospects that the Australia team will be banking on in years to come. But with so much cricket going around throughout the globe, how can players like Cameron Green prolong their career? Former Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has a solution: Sacrifice Indian Premier League (IPL). Green will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2024 after a trade from Mumbai Indians.

Brad Haddin has encouraged Cameron Green to take a break from the IPL from time to time to avoid burnout. According to Haddin, it will also ensure he is performing at his best in order to get selected in the Test team.

Haddin cited examples of Australian players such as Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc who had taken a similar decision in the past to prolong their Test careers.

Brad Haddin's advice for Cameron Green to prolong Test career: Sacrifice IPL

“If you look at the three fast bowlers (Cummins, Hazlewood 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 in an interaction with Fox Cricket.

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Notably, Cameron Green joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a domino effect as Hardik Pandya returned to Mumbai Indians from Gujarat Titans. Green had spent just one season with the Mumbai Indians. He had a decent IPL season though, scoring 452 runs and taking 6 wickets in 16 matches.

“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,” Haddin added.

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