A typical line and length bowler whose hard work in domestic cricket resulted in a call-up to the international side in 2003.
He has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, but keeps coming back stronger and determined to succeed.
Has not established himself in the New Zealand team but has played one Test match and 11 one-day internationals, taking 16 wickets.
He took figures of 4-24 against Sri Lanka in Christchurch at the beginning of 2007, earning the man of the match award.
At the start of 2007 he was named in the 14-man squad to play Australia and England in the Commonwealth Bank Series.