White enjoying first tour captaincy role in Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Aug.3 (ANI): Australia’s Twenty20 skipper Cameron White has said that he is enjoying his role on his first tour as a national team leader.

“I’m enjoying it a hell of a lot to be honest. It’s been a good couple of days. We’ve trained hard and I think our preparation is well on the way to having us in a very good spot come Saturday for the first game. So far, so good,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted White, as saying.

Omitted for the five-match one-day series, the two T20s in Sri Lanka are White’s only chance to wear the green and gold on this tour. He admitted it was a weird scenario having been a captain of a side for over half a year but having only led the team onto the field twice in that time - in a two-match series against England in January. “So far I’m enjoying it, but as you did say (it’s only been two matches),” White said. The Australian team travels from Colombo to Kandy on Wednesday to finalise their preparations for the series opener on Saturday. White fully expects his team to be challenged when the team takes to the field at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium. “The Sri Lankan team’s obviously a very strong one. A big mix of youth and experience and I think their key players are obviously probably the more senior guys. I think they showed in England in the shorter formats they’re in very good form, so I think the Sri Lankan team will be a very hard one to beat. We’ll have to play well,” White said.