The natural all-rounder bowls with lively pace and has the ability to reverse swing the ball. His batting can be both composed and explosive, depending on what the situation calls for.
He made his county debut in 1990 and was appointed as captain for the 2004 season. Unfortunately, a persistent rib injury meant that White's involvement was restricted and he started the season playing as a specialist batsman before breaking down completely.
White played 30 Test matches for England and 51 one-day internationals. He formed part of the pace quartet which ripped through the West Indies in 2000 and scored his maiden Test century in Ahmedabad, against India, in 2001.
He was selected for the 2003 World Cup squad but had to pull out with the muscle injury that has hindered his cricketing career to date.
Though he played in all 16 of Yorkshire's County Championship matches in 2005 and led them to promotion to the top flight, he was rarely used as a bowler.
He hit 873 runs, including one hundred and eight half-centuries, but underwent knee surgery at the end of the 2005 season to clean up the joint.
He helped Yorkshire avoid relegation to Division Two by a solitary point in 2006, but stepped down as captain at the end of the season.
White continued to produce some form with the bat in 2007, although he hardly bowled once again, and he signed a contract extension for 2008 during the campaign.
He played six Friends Provident Trophy matches in 2008, topping the county's batting averages with 140 runs at 46.66.
However, his first-team involvement was limited to a further two Twenty20 Cup games as he instead focused his intentions on captaining the second XI.
He signed a further one-year contract at the end of 2008 to continue his work with the second team.