Australia all-rounder, Cameron White was honest and upfront when the subject was about his recent performance against England in the limited-overs series.
The right-hand batsman could manage just 20 runs from two outings, batting at no.3 for the Aussies. The hosts lost the series 4-1, as Joe Root’s England didn’t loosen up much, unlike the Ashes.
34-year-old White replaced explosive batsman Chris Lynn in the ODI series but had to sit out in the final match due to his poor form. On the other hand, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was promoted to no.3, and he grabbed the opportunity by scoring a 99-ball 87.
White Unsure of his Future
Skipper Steven Smith has dropped himself to no.4, and there is some serious search going on for a top-order batter. Batting at no.7, White scored unbeaten 15 runs in the first game before getting promoted up the order. The veteran spoke to Trevor Hohns on Wednesday but said that he hasn’t got much clue on his future when it comes to the yellow kit.
“I definitely feel as though I missed a chance,” White said.
“I batted down the order in that first game and then obviously had two cracks at No.3 and didn’t get a score. Anytime you get an opportunity like that and don’t nail a big score it’s a missed opportunity. After being dropped in the last game, it’s probably unlikely (I’ll be back). But I’m not really sure, to be honest.”
Smith on Top-Order
Smith stressed on the importance of the top four firing in big games.
“We’ve seen when we’ve played well and won games it’s been about the top four, someone there going on and getting a really big score. Then others coming in and playing quite positively around the person getting that big score. That’s the blueprint that I think works for us.” he said.
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