Cricket: Green Retains Place In Australia Squad 

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Following his performance in India, Cameron Green secured a spot in the Australia Twenty20 squad for two World Cup warm-ups against West Indies in Queensland next week.

Opener David Warner, allrounders Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis as well as paceman Mitchell Starc all return to the squad after missing the trip to India, where Green was a standout as Australia lost the series 2-1.

Green, had stood in for the rested Warner as skipper Aaron Finch’s opening partner in India and scored two half centuries, was not included in the squad for Australia’s World Cup title defence.

Marsh, who had an ankle problem, and Stoinis, who had a side issue, are both returning from injury and chief selector George Bailey said Australia were taking a “cautious approach” to any niggles as the tournament approaches.

Australia play West Indies on the Gold Coast next Wednesday and at the Gabba in Brisbane two days later. Their World Cup campaign begins against New Zealand in Sydney on 22 October.