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Cameron Green will return to the BBL with Perth Scorchers after adding his name to the list of Australia Test players who will appear after the series against South Africa.
Green last played in the tournament during the 2019-2020 season and could be available for six regular-season matches following the Sydney Test depending on how he is managed with an eye on the tour to India in February.
His T20 career remains in its infancy with 14 appears - 13 for Scorchers and one for Australia - and he has yet to make a meaningful impact but the majority of his innings have come at No. 6 and 7. However, team-mate AJ Tye was of little doubt he would break through in the format.
"We had a year of him at the Scorchers two years ago and he was still leaning his craft then, but you look at him and the way he's matured in the last couple of years, he may not be the star T20 player but he will be," Tye told ESPNcricinfo at the BBL draft launch. "He's got the game, he's got the attributes, he can bowl quickly and bat anywhere. He's definitely a player to watch and hopefully in the next few years we see him a bit more in the Big Bash."
Green completes Scorchers' domestic list for the 2022-23 season with their final three slots in the 18-player squad to be filled during the overseas player draft on Sunday.
"We're thrilled to see Cam back in Scorchers colours. To add a player of his calibre to our strong group of local players is enormous," Scorchers head coach Adam Voges said. "His talent with bat and ball has regularly been on show for WA and Australia in recent years, and we're excited by the versatility he offers us."
Green's deal follows the big-money offer made to David Warner for his two-year Sydney deal. Travis Head (Adelaide Strikers) and Marnus Labuschagne (Brisbane Heat) have also signed new contracts. Mitchell Starc has already said he will rest with Pat Cummins expected to do the same. It has yet to be confirmed whether Josh Hazlewood will be available. Steven Smith turned down Sydney Sixers' initial offer, but there still remains hope he will play.