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Chris Green cleared for bowling return

24 June 2020

Spinning all-rounder re-tested at the Bupa National Cricket Centre

Sydney Thunder all-rounder Chris Green has been cleared to return to bowling following re-testing at the Bupa National Cricket Centre under the supervision of Dr Luke Kelly.

Green was re-tested on 16 June 2020, with his off-break and faster ball deliveries under review.

The assessment revealed that his bowling action is now deemed legal, with all deliveries performed significantly below the allowable 15 degrees of elbow extension.

“To have to sit on the sidelines and not be able to play or help the team was really difficult,” Green said.

“But at the same time, it was also a big factor of my motivation to get back to playing as quickly as possible.

“I am very grateful for all the support from the Thunder and Cricket NSW coaches."

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Following his suspension from bowling, the 26-year-old continued to support the Thunder squad.

“I just wanted to try and help out as much as I could," Green said.

“I couldn’t help out in the way that I was used to, but I just tried to be there and support the team from the sidelines.

“I was very honoured and privileged to be invited on the away trips and continue to support the team. I absolutely love the club and I would do anything to help it achieve success.”

Cricket NSW Pathways and Assistant Coach Anthony Clark worked with Green on his spin bowling.

“Chris is an absolute pro,” Clark said.

“He worked really hard in training and full credit should go to him. I’m really glad that he’s able to bowl again.”

Green is now eligible to bowl in all Cricket Australia competitions.

“I feel like I’m in peak physical condition, my batting is going really well and now I’m really excited to get back bowling competitively again,” Green said.

“I just can’t wait to play again. I’m so excited to get back out on the field and repay the faith that has been shown in me the best way I know how – by putting out my best effort.”

Green has played 48 games for Thunder since joining the club in BBL|04, taking 33 wickets at an economy of 7.06 and scoring 351 runs at an average of 18.47.