White Aims For
Featured News | 12th March 2013
After a relatively quiet winter, training at home for the most of it, Graeme White is ready for the season to start and can’t wait for Nottinghamshire’s pre-season of Barbados.
The winter has been productive with White working on both his batting and bowling in a bid to prove to Mick Newell and Chris Read that he can be part of the four-day plans in 2013.
“I wasn’t very happy with my performances last season and throughout the winter I hit the nets hard in order to improve both my batting and bowling,” White said.
“I would love to be in the four-day plans for this season as either a deputy for Samit Patel when he isn’t around or alongside him if I can prove that I can aid the team.”
“I would love to be in the four-day plans for this season."
Part of the practice was going to South Africa with the other bowlers recently to step up preparations and get some warm weather training ahead of the West Indian tour.
“We were looked after well and the facilities were great which made our job easier to be able to work on our games," said White.
"Plenty of practice was had by all the bowlers which will hopefully help us hit the ground running” he said.
“Everyone is raring to get to Barbados now and looking forward to being together and getting some match practice. There are plenty of positions up for grabs due to our squad depth which will see us in the best position come the season.
“I am hoping I can secure one of those positions for myself.”
White is excited about the season with the number of young players coming through the ranks, reeling off several names when asked for one to watch this year.
“Jake Ball finished last season well and he is sure to provide competition for a bowler’s slot come the start of the season," he said.
"In the batting department both Sam Wood and Sam Kelsall are bright young prospects and coupled with the experience in the squad this season could be a good one.”
Despite the fact he is aiming to be involved in the four-day side this year, he realises that the Friends Life t20 is where he comes into his own.
“I have been involved in Twenty20 before and enjoyed every minute of it and I aim to help the squad to finals day this year as that is where I believe we belong.”