Cameron White Biography
Cameron White is an Australian cricketer who was born on August 18th, 1983 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.
He started off as a leg-spinner who could make useful contributions with the bat, lower down the order. But over the years, he has become a batsman who rarely bowls.
He is a right handed batsman and a leg-break googly bowler.
In 2006, he scored 1190 first class runs for Somerset after which selectors viewed him as a genuine all-rounder.
White was a part of the Australian Under-17 and Under-19 teams and subsequently went on to play in domestic and international matches.
The clubs represented by White include Australia national cricket team, Australia A, Deccan Chargers, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Somerset, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Victoria.
At age 17, White played quite impressively against New South Wales producing amazing results by picking up four wickets in a match against New South Wales. His excellent performance had been his ticket to the Australian U19 team.
White played his debut Test match against India at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on October 9th, 2008. White had a strike rate of over 150 and was selected to tour Pakistan the following year.
His ODI debut was against ICC World XI at Docklands Stadium on October 5th, 2005.
His T20 debut was against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 9th, 2007 where he had an average of 41.71. His first good performance was in Chappell-Hadlee series in 2007 where he scored 41 from just 19 balls.
White is often criticised for maintaining bad form and inconsistent performance which have cost him many opportunities.
He was not selected in the Australian team despite his reputation of being a good all-rounder since his bowling had not been up to the mark.
In the Indian Premier League, White was auctioned to Deccan Chargers.
He was the vice captain of the team in the 2012 season, when Kumar Sangakkara was the captain.
He scored four half centuries, on his way to being the second top scorer for the Chargers that season.
He moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 after Deccan Chargers was terminated, and he served as the side’s captain.
White was the T20 captain for Australia in 2010-11 season. However, he was relieved of his duties due to his bad form and he was succeeded by George Bailey.
He is the youngest captain of Victory in its 152-year history. His leadership skills, along with his batting, bowling and fielding skills, were responsible for him earning his national team spot.