Former postman who assumed Shane Warne's role as first-choice one-day spinner after the latter's failed drugs test prior to the 2003 World Cup.
Played an important role in Australia's victory and added another winner's medal to his collection in 2007.
Following Warne's retirement from one-day cricket, he was given further chances to impress in the limited overs format of the game, and has been a regular selection in the squad.
Played for Warwickshire in the 2004 domestic season and proved his worth with both bat and ball, chipping in with some vital lower-order runs and contributing a score of 158 in the county championship.
Made his Test debut in 1996, but with the advent of Warne and Stuart MacGill has only played in seven matches.
Played in more than 100 one-day internationals and taken over 150 wickets, which coupled with his batting prowess and energetic fielding has made him a valuable member of the side.
Announced he would retire from international cricket after the end of the 2008 Commonwealth Bank Series.