White is a jack of all trades and as such has struggled to cement his place in the Australian national team, with no-one quite sure what his specialist subject is.
As well as being a talented leg-spinner, White is also a highly-rated middle-order batsman and became the youngest ever captain of Australian State side Victoria - at the age of 20!
He made his first class debut in the 2000/01 season at 17 and since then has played for Victoria in 44 matches, scoring 1,815 runs at an average of 29.27, with a career best of 119, and has taken 102 wickets at a cost of 34.59 each, his best being 6-66.
As a youngster he was festooned with comparisons of Shane Warne and dealt with the pressure admirably as his bowling didn’t quite hit the heady heights many expected.
However, White was rewarded for his impressive State Cricket record when he was selected to make his international one-day debut in the match between Australia and the ICC World XI at Melbourne in October 2005.
Since then he has played in the one day series against New Zealand, bringing his total appearances for his country to five, during which he has bowled just eight overs and taken one wicket for 60 runs.
He was then called up to the squad for the Commonwealth Bank one-day series against England and New Zealand, which followed the Ashes.
He was appointed Somerset's skipper in May 2006 following Ian Blackwell's shoulder injury and was retained in the squad for the following season, although the armband was handed to compatriot Justin Langer.
He scored 1,190 runs in the County Championship in 2006, including an unbeaten innings of 260.
But it was in the Twenty20 Cup that he really found his niche, topping Somerset's averages with 403 runs at 67.16, including a high score of 141 not out.