New Delhi: Australian all-rounder Cameron White has been recalled into the Australian ODI team, after Chris Lynn was ruled out owing to an injury. The 34-year-old wants to make the most of this opportunity that has come his way. White last played for Australia in 2015, and has featured in 88 ODIs and 47 T20Is. But his selection has raised many eyebrows, as Glenn Maxwell was overlooked for selection, who is faring well in the ongoing Big Bash League.
Speaking to Cricket.com.au White said, “I was very surprised this morning when (Australian chief selector) Trevor Hohns rang me,” White said in Melbourne on Thursday. “In the back of my mind I never really gave up all hope. I’d like to think I can go into it not putting too much pressure on myself but I probably will …. (not knowing) how big of an opportunity it is and how long it’ll last.”
White’s selection could very well mean that he is in scheme of things for the 2018 World Cup. But not looking too far ahead, White said, “It’s just going to be up to me to make the most of it. Hopefully I can. Making a few runs in the Big Bash hasn’t hurt. Maybe it is a little ironic, (although) I’d like to think that my one-day cricket for Victoria hasn’t hurt my chances of getting this opportunity.”
White could be seen filling up the vacant no. 4 spot in the Aussie side, which has been a concern for quite some time now. Commenting on it he said, “I’ve got no idea (where I’ll bat), we’ve got a team meeting coming up shortly so I might get a bit more of an idea there. All I know so far is I’ve walked into the team hotel, grabbed a t-shirt and a cap and I’m speaking to you guys. I guess I’ll find out more in the next hour or so and the next couple of days.”