Cameron White returns to Melbourne Renegades as new head coach

The former Australia allrounder leaves his role as an assistant coach with Sydney Sixers

Cameron White muscles one over the boundary, Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2019, semi-final, Melbourne, February 15, 2019

From player to coach: Cameron White is back at Melbourne Renegades  •  Getty Images

Former Australia white-ball captain Cameron White has been identified as the man to coach the Melbourne Renegades back into contention in the BBL.
White has signed a three-year deal to replace David Saker, who moved on in May after a disappointing seventh-place finish in his third season at the helm.
The 40-year-old White is taking on his first head-coaching job but has worked under Sydney Sixers boss Greg Shipperd for the past two years and was previously an assistant at the Adelaide Strikers.
He inherits a Renegades roster that includes white-ball run-machine Jake Fraser-McGurk, superstar spinners Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon and prized recruit Josh Brown.
"I've got so many great memories here as a player and achieving success, so to be back in Renegades colours several years later is a thrill," White said. "The idea of working with this playing group - some really exciting players there, both young and experienced - is really exciting. I'm really looking forward to ripping in and starting my journey as coach."
Renegades came out with pick two in the BBL overseas draft order announced on Thursday.
As a player, White represented Australia 142 times across all three formats.  He was best known for his contributions as a middle-order batter in the white-ball sides.
While his Test career was limited to four appearances on a 2008 tour of India, White captained the T20I side six times and the ODI side once, in 2011.
He was also a member of the Australia side that beat New Zealand in the final to win the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009. Domestically, White played during the Renegades' only BBL championship in 2019.
Victoria's longest-serving Sheffield Shield captain, White amassed more than 7000 first-class runs between his debut as a teenager in the 2000-2001 summer and his final match in 2019.