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Veteran Australia batsman Cameron White has signed a one-year Big Bash League (BBL) deal with the Adelaide Strikers after he was released by the Melbourne Renegades.
In addition to being a player for the Strikers, White will also take on a mentoring role with the franchise.
In addition to being cut from the Renegades, White was also axed from Victoria’s list of contracted players last week.
The Strikers decided to sign White after they confirmed that South African batsman Colin Ingram wouldn’t be back for the 2019/20 edition of the BBL due to family reasons.
“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,” Tim Nielsen, Adelaide’s general manager of high performance, was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“In the fast-paced nature of T20 cricket, a cool head such as Cameron’s 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.”
White has featured in every season of the BBL and started his career with the Melbourne Stars before moving to the Renegades.
The 35-year-old is the fifth-highest run-scorer in the tournament’s history as he has accumulated 1,546 runs in 69 matches, which includes 11 half-centuries, at an average of 26.65 and a strike-rate of 115.89.