Made his international debut at the age of 21, but has never been a permanent fixture in the side.
He was dropped from the New Zealand squad after the 2003 World Cup, but was recalled later that year for the tour of India, scoring 83 and an unbeaten century to secure his place in the side for the next few months.
After a disappointing Test at Lord's in 2004, he broke a finger in the tour game against Leicestershire between Tests and did not feature again.
He was signed by Hampshire for the 2005 season, where he excelled in the Twenty20 cup but played only four Championship and four totesport league matches.
Has a highest Test score of 142 and has scored two one-day international centuries.
He is also a useful medium-pace bowler, having taken 67 international wickets.