After earning a recall to the Australian ODI side, veteran all-rounder Cameron White has reiterated his desire to make maximum use of the opportunity handed to him by the selectors.
White's unexpected selection ahead of Glenn Maxwell follows Tim Paine's shock and inspired inclusion in Australia's Ashes-winning team despite the wicketkeeper not even being Tasmania's number one choice. White scored 285 runs at an impeccable average of 142.5 in the BBL.
Former Australia Twenty20 captain White told RSN Radio this time a year ago: "You can get picked to play for Australia in any format out of the Big Bash, really".
"He's one of the leading run-scorers in this season's KFC BBL, he's experienced, he's a very smart cricketer and he's a good fielder. He's playing very well", chief selector Trevor Hohns said.
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"He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage", he added. White had been set to lead the Renegades with regular skipper Aaron Finch out on worldwide duty, but the captaincy will now be handed to veteran Brad Hodge. Earlier this week, as reported by news.com.au, White wasn't thinking about him being a possible replacement for Lynn, instead aiming to focus on his own game. "I'd like to think that my one-day cricket for Victoria hasn't hurt my chances of getting this opportunity, so maybe it's a little bit ironic".
"He's only trying to get the best out of me as the Australian skipper - there's not much you can say to the guy who's second-best to the Don".
White last played an ODI in 2015 against England in a tri-series before the World Cup where he was dismissed for nought.