Decided to join his third English county for the 2005 season when he agreed to become Nottinghamshire captain after previous spells at Middlesex and Yorkshire.
He led Nottinghamshire to the Frizzell County Championship title in 2005, making 908 runs in the 11 matches he played for the county.
The New Zealander is his country’s longest-serving captain and as well as being recognised as one of the best skippers in world cricket, he has also matured into a world-class batsman in recent seasons.
In 2003 he hit a career-best 274 not out against Sri Lanka and followed that with 192 at Hamilton against Pakistan later that year.
Was named New Zealand's cricketer of the year in 2004 and followed in the footsteps of fellow countrymen Sir Richard Hadlee, Chris Cairns and Nathan Astle by joining Nottinghamshire.
He announced his retirement from one-day cricket after standing down from the captaincy after the 2007 World Cup. He followed it up by retiring from Test cricket in 2008, after the home series against England.