Cameron Green says he didn’t do much to earn his huge IPL payday and believes it won’t change him as a person. Check out his IPL Auction.
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Green grew up in Subiaco, Perth and played for the Subiaco-Floreat Cricket Club. He started playing in the 2009–10 season in the under 13s league, when he was 10 years old.
His rapid development meant he made his WACA first grade debut at the age of 16.
Green earned a rookie contract with the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) ahead of the 2016/17 Sheffield Shield season, largely thanks to averaging 82 runs per innings and taking 20 wickets in eight games in the under 19s national league.
Green made his List A debut for Cricket Australia XI against Pakistan during their tour of Australia on 10 January 2017.
He made his first-class debut for Western Australia in the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season on 10 February 2017.
Cameron Green IPL Auction
Australia’s Cameron Green who became the second most expensive player to be sold in the history of IPL expressed that he “didn’t do much” to deserve the kind of money he got during the player auction. He was bagged by Mumbai Indians for a whopping amount of Rs 17.5 crores.
“To be fair, I think I didn’t do much to kind of earn that,” said Green.
“I just put my name into the auction, and it just happened. It doesn’t change who I am or how I think and all the confidence I have in my cricket. Hopefully, I didn’t change too much,” he added.
Green has never appeared in the IPL before and this will be his maiden season. In T20Is for Australia, Green has played eight matches and scored 139 runs at a strike rate of 173.75. In 7 innings that he bowled, Green also has five wickets against his name.
On Monday, the 23-year-old pace bowler destroyed the South African batting line-up with his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests and helped dismiss the visitors for 189 on the first day of the Boxing Day Test.
“I try to prioritize my batting in the weeks leading up to the game.
Then on game day, you’ve hit plenty of balls that week, so it’s prioritizing your bowling and getting your body right, backing all the training you’ve done prior,” said Green.
Cameron Green IPL contract
Green was eventually bought for A$3.15million by Mumbai Indians, or 18.5crore rupees. It surpassed the 15.5crore Pat Cummins was bought for by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020, although pre-pandemic that figure converted at the time to A$3.16 million.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai led the early exchanges in rapid bidding for Green as his price ticked past the million-dollar mark in seconds, before Delhi Capitals entered the fray, creating a three-way tussle for the 23-year-old Western Australian.
RCB soon dropped out as Delhi and Mumbai traded bids as Green’s price went above A$3m.
Green said he was “shaking” as the gavel banged down as the enormity of the life-changing pricetag sunk in.
“I’m pinching myself that this has all happened,” Green said tonight in comments released by Cricket Australia.
“It’s such a weird feeling watching an auction for yourself. I can’t believe how nervous I was and I was shaking like anything when the final call was confirmed.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of the IPL and it’s going to be so cool to be a part of it.
“The Mumbai Indians are one of the powerhouses of the competition so I feel very humbled to be joining them. I can’t wait to get there next year.”
It will be a Western Australia cohort at Mumbai after the club also bought Perth Scorchers star Jhye Richardson for his base price of A$270,000. The pair will be joined at Mumbai by Tim David and Jason Behrendorff, both of whom were already retained by the franchise for the 2023 season.
Richardson’s price was a drop of A$2.2m compared to the figure he fetched at the 2021 auction with Punjab Kings.
Cameron Green was born on 3rd June 1999 and he is currently 23 years old. Cameron was born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.