Ashes Test: Cameron Green’s key fault was pointed up by Ricky Ponting. He was sacked in the same manner during comments on Channel 7, and he was dismissed in the same manner. As the legendary cricketer predicted. Cameron walked out to bat following the dismissal of Travis Head. He was undone by a full delivery by Ben Stokes. After playing inside the line. Also, the ball hit the top of the off stump, in a similar fashion to his dismissal in the first Test at the Gabba.
“Cam Green has made a significant shift in strategy. They’ll be more fuller and straighter, and they’ll go straight for his stumps. He starts with a wide front foot, which is a hint that he’s cautious about going LBW and doesn’t want his front foot too far beyond the line of the stumps,” Ricky Ponting said.
Ashes Test: Furthermore, he came into the series on the back of some solid form. Green scored his maiden first-class double hundred for Western Australia. Against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. Also, following the dismissal, Ponting proceeded to dissect the nature of the wicket. And then offered a solution for not getting squared up and playing inside the line.
Ashes Test: “Look how open his stance is, there is massive back and across movement. He is on or outside off stump with his backfoot and let us have a look at where his front foot goes. When he moves forward, he doesn’t ever get outside the line of his backfoot, which causes him to square up, that right hip is exposed and he is then playing across the line of the ball,” Ricky Ponting said.
“If you are going to do that, start with a square stance, because when you move, you have actually squared your body back up again and you will be covering off stump. All that I see there with his setup and footwork pattern is that he is so worried and almost scared of getting out LBW that it is all that he can think about,” Ponting added.
Lastly, Green has a Test average of 2.44 at present. Which is a far distance from his actual baseball talent. In first-class cricket, he averages 51.66. He had a strong start to his career, with a strong performance against India.