Chris Lynn was selected for the upcoming ODI series against England this month, but his calf injury ruled him out of the team. He will be replaced by Cameron White who is in great form with Melbourne Renegades, scoring 285 runs with the average of 142.5, as confirmed by Cricket Australia.
Cameron White, who played his last ODI for Australia almost 3 years ago in January 2015 against England, is certainly a surprise inclusion to the team. There were speculations that Glenn Maxwell just might make it to the team, given the former Australian Captain and current T20I assistant coach Ricky Ponting backed his inclusion.
Cameron’s good form earned him his place, said Chief selector
Cameron White was in good form in the last season’s domestic one-day tournament, as he was the top scorer with 457 runs with the average of 76.16. He scored 2 centuries and 2 fifties in the tournament. “Cameron’s in very good form, as his figures demonstrate. He’s playing very well,” chief selector Trevor Hohns said.
Hohns also pointed to his current form in Big Bash League. “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 added.
Although his inclusion still comes as a surprise after former Captain Ricky Ponting and Australian opener Aaron Finch backed his selection. Maxwell’s recent poor form cost him his place in the national team. Glenn Maxwell is known for his ruthless batting and his ability to score runs with really good pace. Glenn Maxwell might make it back to the team soon, if only he manages to impress selectors with his form.