White named as McGain's replacement, to join Oz squad on Monday

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Melbourne, Oct 4 : Cameron White, the Victoria all-rounder, has been named as the replacement for the injured Bryce McGain in the Australian Test squad in India. He will join the squad on October 6 in Bangalore.

"We feel that Cameron's right-arm legspin and experience in Indian conditions, where he has just returned after captaining the Australia A one-day team to a tournament victory, is the correct option and will provide a good balance to our slow bowling attack," said Andrew Hilditch, the chairman of selectors, said.

"Cameron's bowling has continued to improve over the past year at inter-state level and his powerful batting adds extra depth and versatility to the squad," he said.

"Cameron has performed well in Australian colours since his return to the one-day international squad earlier this year and he has now been rewarded with inclusion in the Test squad," he added.

White was also part of the Australian squad for the tour of India in 2004. He also played for the Bangalore Royal Challengers during the IPL in April this year.

White hasn't played a Test for Australia yet although he has played 21 one-day internationals, the last of which was against Bangladesh in Darwin in September.

White's inclusion meant that chinaman bowler Beau Casson, who made his debut against West Indies in Barbados in June, was overlooked once again.

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