Australia’s T20 World Cup team has been bolstered by the addition of Cameron Green after Josh Inglis, the backup wicketkeeper and a spare batter, was forced to withdraw due to a hand injury sustained while playing golf in Sydney on Wednesday.
Because of this, Australia will be without a backup wicketkeeper in their 15-man roster; although a substitute might be recruited if Matthew Wade were injured, this would not cover a situation that arose on the day of the game, leaving them scrambling to find someone inside their ranks to assume the gloves.
David Warner, who once kept with during a Test against Pakistan in 2014, would presumably get the job in such odd situation, but skipper Aaron Finch has also done it briefly in the BBL. Mitchell Starc was mentioned by coach Andrew McDonald.
Yesterday, Inglis was evaluated in the hospital after he sustained a cut to his right hand from a broken golf club; he will not be able to play in the event because of the injury, but he should heal quickly since he did not sustain any tendon damage.
Green, who had been a part of Australia’s T20I set-up in the lead-up to the tournament, was ultimately chosen as a substitute after the selectors spent the day debating between a like-for-like in Alex Carey, Josh Philippe, or Ben McDermott and a call-up for fast bowler Nathan Ellis.