Mitch Marsh says Australian teammate Cameron Green set for some huge future paydays

World Cup hero Mitch Marsh has dismissed any concerns over his ankle injury ahead of a return to international cricket next week potentially closing one door on boom all-rounder Cameron Green breaking in to the squad when the Australians defend their T20 title in November.

Green looms as the first man in to the World Cup squad should the Australians need an injury replacement having stormed in to calculations with two stunning innings in India batting as an opener.

But even if that call-up doesn’t eventuate, Marsh said his fellow West Australian would be making a lot of money in the coming years after the powerhouse displays which would have had cashed-up Indian Premier Leagues salivating amid talk he could attract a $3 million deal.

Marsh said he “couldn’t be prouder” of Green, who belted 113 run off just 51 balls, with 15 fours and seven sixes, in two of his three innings opening the batting against the Indians, in India, showcasing the skills which could yet see him swimming in IPL cash.

“He’s a super talent. He was given a role to go out a be really aggressively and most importantly for me it’s the unselfishness,” Marsh said on Thursday as drop-in pitches were laid at Perth’s Optus Stadium for the upcoming summer.

“He’s got incredible skill but for a young guy who hasn’t played much and hasn’t cemented a spot in that team to go out and play fearless cricket, that shows more about him than his actual skill.

“It shows the depth of our squad when guys like Cameron Green, who for the last couple of months hadn’t realty played much T20 cricket, but to have someone like him not in your team, that shows how good we are, and we are defending champs for a reason.

“I’m really proud of him and it’s just the start of is T20 career. The amount of money he’s going to earn over the next 10 years, I’ll be looking for a couple of free feeds.”

Marsh was recalled to the Australian squad for two T20 matches against the West Indies in Queensland next week having missed the three-match series in India where Green stormed in to World Cup calculations.

He said he was “feeling great” ahead of joining the Australian squad on the Gold Coast where Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc and opener David Warner will also return after missing the India tour.

“I’m feeling great, the ankle over the last 10 days has come along really well,” he said,

“I’m back running, doing everything, so I’m looking forward to getting back k and getting stuck in.”

Marsh said the two matches against the Windies, to be followed by three against England before the World Cup, could be the start of an “amazing” period for the Aussies.

“Just thinking back to last year’s World Cup, the vibe we had in that group, the memories we created,” he said.

“And I think the bond you create when you win a World Cup or win any big tournament with people, and it’s only been a year, there hasn’t been much change in our team, it’s an incredible bond we have and it shows in the way we play.”

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