This is a great interview with Sam Whiteman as it’s another interesting story and as a wicket-keeper Whitey gives you another perspective on the game.
Whiteman was a very good young cricketer who progressed through the ranks in WA cricket to make his first-class debut as an opening batsman at the age of 20. After having a brilliant season for WA 2013-14 Whiteman was selected for Australia A where he went on to score a century against India A And was touted as the next Australia wicket-keeper which he may well be right if it wasn’t for a cruel run of injuries over the past few seasons.
In this episode we discussed:
Making his 1st-grade debut at a young age
How he made the transition from the country to the city as a teenager
How thinking about higher honors caused him to go backward
How he dealt with multiple injury setbacks
How he manages his preparation for both keeping and batting
What his process and routines are like before matches