The Mumbai Indians team, captained by Rohit Sharma, is now inching closer to another IPL title. The team crossed the first hurdle when it entered the playoffs on the basis of more points despite having a negative net run rate. But the team made it to the playoffs by being at number four, so they had to play the eliminator, but now the second hurdle has been crossed. The team has made its place in the second qualifier by defeating LSG. The team is now just two steps away from their sixth IPL title. The team will face Gujarat Titans, which is not going to be easy at all. Meanwhile, the player who has contributed a lot in bringing the team here is Cameron Green who is still young and has made his IPL debut this year. In the very first season, Cameron Green has left his mark and now he has joined the list of Shane Watson and Adam Gilchrist.
Cameron Green has scored more than 400 runs for MI in the very first season of IPL
Cameron Green has not scored more than 400 in IPL 2023. Talking about the 16 IPL played so far, before this only three Australian batsmen have been able to score more than 400 runs in the first IPL season. The first name in this comes from Shaun Marsh, who made his IPL debut in 2008 and was playing for Punjab Kings. He scored 616 runs that year, which is the highest score by any foreign player till date. In the same year i.e. 2008, Shane Watson was playing for Rajasthan Royals, he scored 472 runs, followed by Adam Gilchrist. He scored 436 runs in the 2008 IPL playing for Deccan Chasers. After this, it has happened now that an Australian player has scored more than 400 runs in his very first season.
Cameron Green is the third batsman to score the most runs for Mumbai Indians this year.
If we talk about the batsmen who have scored the most runs from Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023, then Suryakumar Yadav is at number one. He is at number seven in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs this season, but for MI, he has scored the most 544 runs with the bat. After this number comes to Ishan Kishan, who has scored 454 runs this year, while Cameron Green has managed to score 422 runs. He is at number 12 in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs. He has an unbeaten century and an average of over 52, while he is batting at a strike rate of 161.
Mumbai Indians bought Cameron Green for Rs 17.50 crore
Cameron Green was bought by Mumbai Indians for a whopping amount of 17.50 in the IPL auction. At that time, apart from Mumbai Indians, many other teams chased Cameron Green, but MI got success. Cameron Green’s base price was just Rs 2 crore, but when his name was called many teams started bidding. The team that made the first bid on him was RCB, but the second bid was made by Mumbai Indians, only then it was understood that MI was not going to leave him soon. The bidding kept on going, the price kept on rising, but MI didn’t back down, finally bagging him for Rs 17.50 crore. It is believed that Mumbai Indians have included him in their team as a long term investment, who will later emerge as a big player for the team.