Northants add Australian batsman Cameron White to T20 squad

Northants have signed Australia batsman Cameron White for their domestic Twenty20 campaign.

The 28-year-old has played in 87 one-day internationals, scoring 2,037 runs, and has hit a further 632 runs in 29 Twenty20 matches for his country.

The former Somerset captain also has four Test caps to his name.

WHITE'S BIG INNINGS

  • 55 - T20I v England, 30 August 2009
  • 105 - ODI v England, 9 September 2009
  • 105 - ODI v Pakistan, 22 January 2010
  • 64 - T20I v New Zealand, 28 February 2010
  • 84 - T20I v Sri Lanka, 9 May 2010
  • 86 - ODI v England, 24 June 2010
  • 89 - ODI v India, 20 October 2010

"He has the ability to find the boundaries, as seen by the fact he has scored t20 centuries," said Northants head coach David Capel.

White boasts two domestic Twenty20 hundreds, as well as three half-century knocks on the international scene, and has built a reputation as a big hitter in the shorter form of the game.

A part-time leg spinner, the right-hander has taken 12 ODI wickets.

"This is an important signing for Northants Cricket's t20 campaign, where Cameron will be able to add huge amounts of firepower to our middle order batting," added Capel.

"Cameron comes to the County Ground with a proven track record, both internationally and domestically in the shorter forms of the game."

White, along with Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas, will be one of Northants' two overseas players for this season's Twenty20 campaign.

Meanwhile, David Sales continued his outstanding start to Northants' pre-season programme with an unbeaten 157 against Cambridge MCCU.

Sales hit six sixes and 17 fours in his 124-ball innings, boosting Northants to 312-6 in their 50 overs.

The students were then dismissed for 172 with Lee Daggett (3-15) the pick of the county bowlers.

Spinners Con De Lange and James Middlebrook claimed two wickets apiece in an impressive all-round display.