Cameron White has been called up as a replacement for Chris Lynn in the upcoming One-Day International series against England that begins in Melbourne on Sunday (January 14).
Glenn Maxwell, who was rumoured to be in the running despite being left out of the initial squad, was overlooked once again.
Lynn was ruled out of the series after suffering a calf injury during a Big Bash League game for Brisbane Heat with the Queenslander being named in the Australia squad after nearly a year. White’s return to the ODI squad comes nearly three years after his last international appearance for Australia, during the triangular series played along with England and India.
The 34-year old’s call-up comes after a relatively good domestic season where he is currently the second highest run-scorer in the BBL and years of vast experience leading his domestic side, something to which Trevor Hohns, the Australian national selector, pointed out to their choice.
“Cameron’s in very good form, as his figures demonstrate. He’s playing very well. He’s experienced, he’s a very smart cricketer and he’s a good fielder. He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage.”
White has represented Australia in four Tests, 88 ODIs and 47 T20Is and even captained the Australian T20I side for a while. 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 feel pretty much the same as I’ve felt for the last couple of years in white-ball cricket. I’m batting with a pretty clear mind and watching the ball and playing it on its merits.”