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Australia announce Chris Lynn’s replacement for ODI series against England

Australia will play five ODIs against England starting from the 14th of January.

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Brisbane player Chris Lynn leaves after getting out during the Big Bash League match. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Cameron White, who last played a One Day International in 2015 has been recalled to the ODI squad for the series against England. Following a fabulous display of batting in the Big Bash League, the veteran batsman was picked over the star-allrounder, Glen Maxwell. White scored 285 runs at an impeccable average of 142.5 in the BBL.

Australia will play five ODIs against England starting from the 14th of January. With Lynn’s calf injury, Maxwell’s comeback was much anticipated but the selectors shut all the doors by preferring White over Glenn. White who debuted in 2005 played 88 ODIs and 47 T20s. However, White’s selection came as a surprise as the veteran himself thought that his international career was almost over.

White thought it was the end of his international career

“There’s a vacancy (in the ODI team). I haven’t heard anything. I honestly don’t know. You’d have to ask the selectors, I couldn’t tell you. 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,” Cameron White was quoted by Cricket.com.au.

White will join the ODI squad on 11th January ahead of the first ODI. He will miss out on the BBL clash between Melbourne Stars and Renegades. Also, Aussies chief selector – Trevor Hohns heaped praise on the veteran batsman. “Cameron’s in very good form, as his figures demonstrate. He’s playing very well. He’s one of the leading run-scorers in this season’s BBL, 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,” Trevor Hohns stated.

On the other hand, things haven’t been so easy for Glenn Maxwell. Smith publicly criticized his training practices after him being axed from the team. Subsequent to being openly condemned by the Aussie captain, Maxwell addressed the media on this issue out of the blue. The right-handed batsman said that he is in extraordinary terms with Smith and will take his input positively. However, Maxwell seemed to be expecting a call with Lynn injured.

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