Cameron Green is very unlikely to play in the first Test against India, to be played in Nagpur from Thursday, with the fractured finger he suffered during the Boxing Day Test requiring more time to heal. Green did not bat during Australia’s first training session at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. He did do some fitness work and light centre-wicket bowling, but Australia has opted for a cautious approach to his recovery given he had surgery to insert pins in his finger only five weeks ago.
He jarred his finger while batting during the training camp in Bengaluru, before travelling to Nagpur, and while it did not cause any damage, it was enough to make the team management cautious. A specialist batter - Renshaw or Handscomb - is expected to be the replacement, with Australia fielding just four specialist bowlers