Cameron Green is proving his worth as he justifies his hefty price tag of Rs 17.5 crore precisely when the Mumbai Indians needed him the most. He is delighted that his team, after initial struggles, is now only one step away from the IPL summit clash. Following their commanding victory of 81 runs against the Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator, MI is set to face the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, in the second Qualifier on Friday, which will determine Chennai Super Kings’ opponent in Sunday’s final. Interestingly, even skipper Rohit Sharma acknowledged in the dressing room that the five-time champions tend to start slowly.

“Rohit has a wealth of experience playing for India and in the IPL, so he knows the history. I believe MI has never won their first IPL game, and he mentioned that to us,” Green shared with Star Sports after his contribution of a score in the forties and two crucial run-outs during the LSG innings.

“We did have a slow start, but it’s important to peak at this time of the year. We don’t want to play good cricket early on and then slow down. We want to reach our peak at the right moment,” explained the towering Australian all-rounder, who has amassed 262 runs and taken six wickets in the tournament so far.

According to Green, batting alongside Suryakumar Yadav is the easiest job in the world. “I think it’s probably the easiest job to bat with him. The plan is to get him on strike. And if you get a loose ball, you hit it,” Green remarked. He also acknowledged that the Gujarat Titans have been the best team in the IPL thus far, covering all aspects of the game effectively.

“They have been the best side throughout the tournament, except for a minor slip-up against CSK. They have all their bases covered. Their opening batters are in great form, and their spin twins Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed have been difficult to score against. They are a tough team, but we will approach the match with optimism,” Green expressed his thoughts on the upcoming clash.