Australia squad news for Afghanistan match, Cameron Green to lose place, returns, injuries, semi-final qualification

Cameron Green says he will lose his place in a red-hot Australian side for Tuesday’s World Cup clash with Afghanistan.

After five straight wins, the Aussies are a win away from securing a place in the semi-finals to face either India or South Africa.

With Glenn Maxwell (concussion) and Mitch Marsh (personal reasons) available for the upcoming game, that means two changes are expected.

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Green, whose form has been questioned during the tournament, revealed that he already expects to be one of those to come out of Australia’s squad.

“We want the best team on the field and unfortunately I’m missing,” Green said after his 47 off 52 balls against England.

“We’re playing great cricket, we’ve won five in a row so we must be doing something right.

“I think they (Maxwell and Marsh) are right back.

“We’re so excited to get Mitch back and then Maxi, I think it’s an eight-day (concussion) protocol (that ends) on (game) day, so I think he’s fine.”

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Green and Marcus Stoinis, who scored 35 off 32 balls against England, were the last two men in the squad.

Marnus Labuschagne has also come under fire for his poor strike rate, but has played every match of the tournament so far and topped the order on Saturday with 71 from 83 deliveries.

“We know how reliable Marnus is, especially when you’re down two minutes on the power play, and it was pretty tough early on,” Green said.

“He is batting beautifully at the moment since he came back to the ODI side.

“We were all good in our camp. We knew that India and South Africa were the two best teams leading the way.

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