Australian cricket coach, Tim Nielsen, urges Cameron White to perform or else be sacked
Australia’s cricket team’s coach, Tim Nielsen, has urged Cameron White to return back to his form by hitting the ball the way he used to.
White, a naturally aggressive batsman, has not been able to score a large number of boundaries lately. Nielsen said that White needs to return to his best if he wants to retain his place in the squad.
The 27-year-old performed poorly in the match against Bangladesh on Saturday, 9th April. He could only score 20 off 50 balls which gave him a below-par strike rate of 40. He only managed one boundary in that innings.
Nielsen has advised White to concentrate on his performance in order to survive in the squad. If White continues to slack, it will be very tough for him to maintain a good position in the squad and he might get replaced by someone like Callum Ferguson, who
has a better average, 44 from 28, in ODIs than White.
The coach said, “He’s got to [trust] his skills. We’ve got one day before the next game, he’s not going to reinvent the wheel.”
Nielsen said that White should learn from the mistakes he has made and should improve his performance by working on his weaknesses. He also said that White needs to believe in himself in order to perform well.
Nielsen recommended that instead of working the ball infield, White needs to send them out of the park. He added that White has been going through a rough patch with nothing working out for him, in elucidation of his poor form recently.
The Aussies coach expressed, “I’d prefer to see him try to hit it for six if he’s going to hit it in the air, rather than work the ball over the top. He’s just going through a little patch where everything he’s working on doesn’t quite come off for him.”
Cameron White, the middle-order batsman of the Aussies cricket team started his One Day International (ODI) career in 2005, making his debut for Australia against ICC World XI at Melbourne. He has played a total of 87 ODIs, scoring 2037 runs with an average
of 35.12. He has scored only two centuries and 11 half-centuries in his ODI career.