Sydney Thunder off-spinner Chris Green has been drafted into the NSW Blues squad for the remainder of the JLT One-Day Cup. Green will be joined by Sixers bowler Ben Dwarshuis as the pair replace right-arm fast bowler Trent Copeland and young batsman Jason Sangha, who will play Premier Cricket on Saturday.
The Blues play their next match against Victoria at North Sydney Oval on Sunday after returning from Perth following loses to Western Australia and South Australia. Green comes back into the team on the back of strong performances in the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League where he captained the Guyana Amazon Warriors to reach the final of the T20 competition.
“I’ve just come back from a decent stint overseas. I’m excited to be straight back into it. To be back playing for NSW is something I have always wanted, so I couldn’t be happier,” Green said.
“I think the biggest thing I have gained from my stints overseas is the positive assurance and reassurances in my game. Just understanding myself and what I need to do, and the mental space I need to be in to be successful.
“I think T20 cricket has provided me with a really good base. Playing alongside some of the best players in the world, spending time with them and observing them going about their business has given me a lot of information and given me opportunities to apply that to my own personal game.
“My goal this season and seasons to come is to make my debut in Shield cricket for NSW and push playing longer formats of the game.”