White determined to learn from Indian experience

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Sydney, Nov 16 (UNI) Cameron White has conceded that he felt the pressure of leading Australia's spin attack during the recently concluded Test tour of India, but believes he will be richer for the experience.

''It's something I can look back on in days, weeks and years to come and learn from it,'' White was quotes as saying by 'Herald Sun'.

''I enjoyed playing in Australia's Test team. You always want more wickets and more runs, but it was good to get the experience,'' he said.

White was disappointed after being left out of the team for the first Test against New Zealand which starts in Brisbane on Thursday.

But he agreed that there could be no argument with Andrew Symonds's selection or the preference for Jason Krejza who grabbed 12 wickets during his maiden Test at Nagpur.

''Once you are in a side and get dropped you are disappointed, but I can understand why I haven't been picked,'' he rued. ''I totally understand what I have to do. I'm ready to get back and play well for Victoria.

''I'm going to keep my game going, get into some practice as well as doing my rehab.'' White failed to live upto expectations in India, managing to pick up just five wickets in four Tests, but what rankled him most was the two post-tea overs in the Nagpur Test, the ones that saw him banished from the crease as India consolidated to win the deciding Test and take the series 2-0.

''I wasn't happy. I was mindful of trying to get through the overs as quick as I could,'' he said. ''It was a last-minute thing.

We hadn't talked about it (the slow over rate) much at tea at all.'' The 25-year-old leg-spinner is determined to win back his baggy green cap and is looking forward to chatting again with Anil Kumble during the Indian Premier League (IPL) and get some valuable tips on his bowling.

''I want to be able to be picked as a batter or a bowler,'' he said. ''At the moment I'm trying to work as much as I can on my bowling. And that is the way it has been for the last 12 months. The previous two years I've worked harder on batting.'' ''I'm going to work as hard as I can. I want to be the spinner for Victoria and bat as high as I can as well,'' he added.

Asked about his future Test prospects, he replied,''I really hope so. It was a great experience.'' UNI XC AB RAR RN1209

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