Andrew McDonald hopeful of Cameron Green to play in first test match in Nagpur | INDvsAUS

Xtra Time Web Desk: In what comes as good news in Australian cricket team, all-rounder Cameron Green is making a quick recovery from his index finger injury and has an ‘outside chance’ of making it to playing XI for the first Test against India, starting in Nagpur from February 9.

The 23-year-old seam bowling all-rounder, who is recovering from a surgery on his index finger in his right hand, had a bowl at the nets during Austalia’s training session in Alur, Bengaluru on Saturday.

“We haven’t put a clear line through him on the team sheet. So, I wouldn’t say he was in discomfort when he was bowling,” Australia‚Äôs Head Coach Andrew McDonald said in the press conference held in Bengaluru on Saturday

However, there are still some concerns when he is batting, admitted the Australian head coach.

“I would say one of the deliveries jarred the bottom of the bat and that can create discomfort for anyone, but there is a little bit of awareness around that finger. He has made some significant steps forward in the last couple of days, probably to my surprise.

“So, there is still an outside chance, everything going well, he might be on the team sheet,” McDonald kept the options open.

Skipper Pat Cummins had earlier ruled out Green from bowling in the Test should he play, but McDonald said he has made significant progress.

Green’s inclusion would provide Australia with an opportunity to include an extra specialist spinner in their bid to win their first Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India since 2004.