Former Australian captain Cameron White retires from playing professional cricket and wishes to start being a coach instead.
Former Australian team captain Cameron White was last seen playing for the Adelaide Strikers in the 2019-2020 season of the Big Bash League. Now, he has decided to retire from playing professional cricket as he wishes to pursue the path of being a coach.
White says, ‘I've definitely finished up playing, that's for sure. I had a one-year playing contract with the Strikers. I only played a handful of games with them last year and in those games I would have needed to play really well to get another deal. To be totally honest, I'm pretty content. I think my time is definitely up, I've had enough from a playing point of view and I'm ready to focus on coaching’.
‘I'm just keen to get involved in it (coaching) and give it a go. I don't know if I'll be any good at it. I've enjoyed the bits and pieces I've done so far. Part of my role with the Strikers last year involved coaching. Over my playing years, a lot of those as captain, I played that role of a coach a bit as well so hopefully I can enjoy it and be half decent at it’, he added.
To date, White has been mentoring Victoria’s U-19 prospects via Zoom as they are all under strict lockdown in Melbourne. In fact, he has also mentioned that his playing experience with the Adelaide Strikers also made use of his coaching skills.
In the span of his long playing career, he has garnered a total of 10,537 first-class runs, 7703 List A runs, and 5,469 T20 runs. He has also represented Australia in a total of four Tests, 91 ODIs, and 47 T20Is. Aside from that, he had also captained the national side in a total of seven limited-overs games. To learn more about cricket, visit Betwala.
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