An aggressive batsman in the Newzeland batting line up and stops the loosing of wicket with his defensive batting. He is capable of taking the batting upto world class attacks, where he made a flying start in the domestic season. With his three centuries in the local matches soon put into the team for the limited over the side with his 128 runs against Sri Lanka at Napier , and 84 in Hobart at a better than run a ball was in his first ODI outside NewZeland was Against Australia in January 2007. He suffered cramps in most of his innings and because of that he couldn’t continue most of his innings. He had a lack of interest in test innings until the 2007-08 tour of South Africa that he made his debut and struggled against the extra bounce and that made the selectors to drop him against the Bangladesh team. He was made local hero when he lead the team against the mighty Sri Lanka when McCullum opted out . Got a lot of experience but he should be keen on the fields and doesn’t hurt him in the fields and continue the longest innings and do good to the team.