BBL 2019-20: Adelaide Strikers secure Cameron White’s services for the upcoming season
Melbourne Renegades released him after an underwhelming season in the previous edition.
Published - May 17, 2019 11:29 am | Updated - May 17, 2019 11:58 am
The former Australia cricketer Cameron White has signed a one-year deal with the Adelaide Strikers for the forthcoming Big Bash League (BBL) season. He wasn’t offered a contract by Victoria recently for the upcoming domestic season and was also released by Melbourne Renegades after an underwhelming season. This deal with the Strikers will see White plying his trade for the 19th domestic season.
White endured a poor BBL in 2018-19 edition scoring only 165 runs in 11 outings at a mediocre average of 18.33. Though the Renegades won the title for the first time, White couldn’t contribute much to the team’s cause. However, with the Strikers, he can bring a lot to the table with his experience as their regular skipper Travis Head will be on national duty more often than not.
Also, Colin Ingram confirmed a fortnight ago that he won’t be joining the team for the upcoming edition. Cameron White, being the fifth highest run-getter of the BBL and after playing 234 T20 matches in his career, will hope to give his best for the Strikers.
He knows what it takes to be successful
“Cameron adds a considerable amount to our side not only with his ability, but also his understanding of the game and he knows what it takes to be in a successful team,” Adelaide’s general manager of high performance, Tim Nielsen was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. Nielsen also realises that Travis Head will not be available with Australia playing cricket at the highest level and felt Cameron White’s experience will be extremely crucial for the team.
“In the fast-paced nature of T20 cricket, Cameron’s experience will help lead our side immensely, especially in the absence of Travis Head when he is on international duty. To have such a distinguished player of our game will only boost our side and our younger players,” he further added.