The South African paceman is able to extract plenty of bounce out of the most mundane of pitches due to a high, rhythmic action and in 2002 he was handed his Test debut against Australia.
Was then selected for the tour of England in 2003 and played in three Tests, claiming 4-115 in the first Test at Edgbaston.
That meant he had to cut short his time at Durham, where he was playing county cricket for the first time after having already represented South North in the ECB North East Premier League.
His performances during the Test series attracted the interest of Warwickshire, who gave him a contract for the 2004 season as an overseas player to alternate with Heath Streak.
Signed under the Kolpak ruling and is not classed as an overseas player.
Injury limited his opportunities during the 2005 season to six first class games during which he claimed 12 wickets and five appearances in limited-overs competitions.