Cameron Green reluctant to compare himself to 'best in the world' Ben Stokes

Australian all-rounder refusing to get carried away by his Ashes successes so far.

Cameron Green says he is in no rush to compare himself to Ben Stokes, who he considers to be the 'best all-rounder in the world.'

Green appears to have ended Australia's long-standing search for an all-rounder of genuine quality, with him playing his part in their Ashes dominance over England this winter.

However, the 22-year-old is reluctant to get ahead of himself, despite dismissing Joe Root twice in the series so far.

His batting has yet to catch fire but with eight first-class hundreds there is plenty of promise there too.

Stokes has been whole-hearted but short of his magical best since returning from a mental health hiatus, yet Green is happy to defer to his opposite number.

"I'm not trying to compare myself to Ben Stokes. I think he's the best in the world," said Green.

"It's pretty dangerous if you're trying to compare to him so I'll have to see how it goes. I'm sure when I play more Tests I might get a bit more confidence to be able to do [what Stokes does], get a bit more self-belief that you can win a match by yourself.

"He's been incredible. You can say his numbers don't jump off the page, well I think that they do to be fair. As a guy, he comes in at number five and bowls 25 overs every innings. It's incredible how fit and strong he is."

Green's success against Root has been a talking point in the Australian camp, but he was keen to play down suggestions that he might have the wood over a player who has scored 1,630 Test runs since the start of the year.

Cameron Green in no rush to be compared to ‘best in the world’ Ben Stokes

Pat Cummins will surely look to see if the England skipper does have a weakness to Green's high action over the coming days, though there was no big talk from the man himself.

"It's a bit of fun at the moment, isn't it? Maybe a few of the boys have mentioned it," Green said.

"It's not really a match up, I've just got lucky a couple of times. He obviously hasn't got a hundred (in Australia) but he's batting beautifully out in the middle so we've got to be on our game again.

"I've got very simple plans to him. I'm the fifth bowler so I'm just trying to keep it tight at my end and give the other guys a bit of a spell. If I can take a wicket, I'll take it.

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