Australia all-rounder Cameron White has been roped in by Big Bash League team Adelaide Strikers and will play for them for a year. The veteran Australian batsman was part of the victorious Melbourne Renegades squad. However, he was released by the franchise and was roped in by Adelaide Strikers.
The possibility of White penning a deal with any of the teams seemed distant as his contract was not even renewed by his domestic team, Victoria. Cameron White has been part of the Australian set-up for a long time and has won all the titles with his domestic teams.
While he has won the Big Bash League with Melbourne Renegades, White also won the Sheffield Shield which is Australia’s first-class competition and the domestic One-day competition known as the JLT Cup.
Cameron White is the 5th highest run scorer in the history of Big Bash League and boasts of an experience of playing in 234 T20’s. He has also appeared for Australia in 47 T20I’s. After Melbourne Renegades released him, White was expected to be part of the Perth Scorchers outfit. However, it didn’t quite work out as Adelaide Strikers bagged his services early. He was brought in as a replacement for Colin Ingram who left due to family reasons.
Meanwhile Cameron White is of the opinion that the snub from Victoria and Melbourne Renegades might work in his favour as he hopes to be a head coach in the future.
“It might be good thing for me to get out of Victoria and learn from some new people,” Cameron White said on RSN’s Breakfast Club. “If I want to coach, that’s the sort of thing I’m going to have to do. One of the benefits of playing for a long time in Australia and the IPL and in county cricket, I’ve seen a lot of coaches and soaked up a lot of info and played with a lot of good players, talked to them, taken little bits of info from hundreds of them.
“On the flip side, I’ve played in teams where the coaches are hopeless too. Playing in all those different countries and just been able to watch and see how people have gone about it and with my own things I’ve learnt, I’ve bundled that all up into an idea of how the game is played and how it all works. Hopefully, that holds me in a good place to be a half-decent coach at some point,” he added.