I watched a few of the Victorian Matador Cup matches this year and noted that Cameron White, the winner of the previous 2 player of the series awards didn't look like the player I had come to know. It’s not an easy thing to pinpoint, especially as I have never met the man, but I’ve seen a similar look to many players at other levels of cricket before. In short, he looks like he’s just going through the motions and that the drive to go higher and succeed has diminished as has the love of the game. If this is truly the case, then he won’t last much longer at first class level.
At his best he was a very damaging batsman, a clean striker of the ball and an astute captain who could, when his self confidence was high, bowl some pretty useful leg-spin. He has also been an excellent slips fielder and a mainstay for Victoria for such a long time I tend to think that he’s older than his thirty-two years. At his worst however, he looks awkward and his lean time at the top was not given as much leniency as was afforded to some other players who have been through similar lean periods.