Cameron White to be McGain’s replacement

October 4th, 2008 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Cameron White will fill in for injured Bryce McGain in the Australian squad for the four-Test series against India starting in Bangalore next week. The 25-year-old Victorian all-rounder will join the squad Oct 6 in Bangalore, quashing hopes of rookie off-spinner Beau Casson, who was widely considered to be an obvious replacement for McGain.

“We feel that Cameron’s right-arm legspin and experience in Indian conditions, (from) where he has just returned after captaining the Australia A one-day team to a tournament victory, is the correct option and will provide a good balance to our slow bowling attack,” Andrew Hilditch, the chairman of selectors, was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.

“Cameron’s bowling has continued to improve over the past year at inter-state level and his powerful batting adds extra depth and versatility to the squad.”

“Cameron has performed well in Australian colours since his return to the one-day international squad earlier this year and he has now been rewarded with inclusion in the Test squad,” he said.

White played for the Bangalore Royal Challengers during the Indian Premiere League (IPL) and was part of the Australian squad during the India tour in 2004.

White has not played a Test for Australia yet although he has played 21 ODIs, the last of which was against Bangladesh in Darwin in September.

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