Glenn Maxwell snubbed as Australia recall Cameron White

Ross Houston
January 13, 2018

After three years in the worldwide wilderness and with his stinging criticism of the Australia selectors still ringing clear, it is little surprise that Cameron White was somewhat taken aback to be recalled to his country's white-ball squad for the series against England.

"I was very surprised when Trevor Hohns rang me", White said. The irony of that is not lost on White, who has previously scoffed the idea that form in Australia's franchise tournament should have any bearing on selection for the national team. However, White's selection came as a surprise as the veteran himself thought that his worldwide career was nearly over.

Neds have Maxwell's Melbourne Stars at a long-shot $81 to win the BBL, with White's Renegades at $3.75 - equal favourites with the Adelaide Strikers. "He's playing very well", Hohns said in a statement.

He's experienced, he's a very smart cricketer and he's a good fielder.

White scored 285 runs at an impeccable average of 142.5 in the BBL.

White has represented Australia in four Tests, 88 ODIs and 47 T20Is and even captained the Australian T20I side for a while.

There's been plenty of conjecture over the decision, with Glenn Maxwell again missing out - but Smith says Maxwell's figures didn't stack up.

"I'll sit down with Steve when he gets to Melbourne and have a chat with him", Maxwell said on Tuesday.

"It's something I've always wanted to do, get back and have another go at it, so I'm just grateful for the opportunity and the chance, it's up to me now whether I can make the most of it". "He ticks all the boxes for what we need at this stage".

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