Western Australia all-rounder Cam Green eager to end streak of Sheffield Shield leg before wicket dismissals

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Cam Green reacts after being trapped lbw by Tasmanian quick Peter Siddle last week.
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Test all-rounder Cam Green says he’s confident he can fix a “technical” issue with his batting after being dismissed lbw in his past three Sheffield Shield innings.

Having begun the season with a century against South Australia last month, runs have dried up for the exciting youngster, although he appeared unfortunate to be given out in the second innings in the defeat to Tasmania last week.

The 198cm Green has been focussing on the issue, which he didn’t believe was related to his height, in preparation for Wednesday’s Shield clash with the Redbacks at the WACA Ground.

“I’ve been doing a lot of work at training to find out what’s the cause of it,” he said.

“Hopefully that holds me in good stead. I don’t think it’s got much to do with how big I am. I’ve just got something technical I need to get right.

“There’s a few different things I’ve been trying the last couple of months, so I’ll sit down and work out where to go from here.”

Green said he expected to play all three remaining Shield games in the lead-up to the Ashes series, due to start at the Gabba on December 8.

WA named an unchanged 13-man squad, with paceman Jhye Richardson expected to take his place after a back spasm last week.

Green was expecting another pitch to match his surname, after the strip was kept under cover on Tuesday due to rain.

But he believed the WACA Ground remained a bat-first venue regardless of how much it offered the bowlers.

“I think we’re expecting a pretty similar deck,” he said.

“The weather hasn’t been great so it could be even greener, so I guess we have to wait and see to (Wednesday) morning.

“I thought the wicket’s been awesome at the WACA so far this year. I haven’t made any runs personally, but I walked off the ground saying ‘this is a great cricket wicket’.

“I think it always is the case (of bat first) at the WACA. I think you don’t really want to be batting in the fourth innings at the WACA normally. It’s always going to be tough work the first couple of session on day one, but normally it’s a batting first wicket.”

More rain is forecast for Wednesday, after WA lost a stop-start match to Tasmania last week. The outlook is better for the last three days.

“We can’t control the weather,” WA captain Shaun Marsh said.

“If it’s raining then so be it. We’ll just continue to focus on what we can do well and what we can do better from last week.”

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