Hamish Marshall, a stylish batsman, who made his Test debut against South Africa in December 2000. Batting at No. 7, Marshall made an unbeaten 40, and showed great maturity and promise. Against Pakistan in 2003, he scored an impressive 101 not out at Faisalabad, and later scored 64 and 84 to help New Zealand win the corresponding home series.
He then helped New Zealand to win the 2003-04 home one-day series against South Africa, and was called up for the 2004 NatWest Series in England. He scored 75 not out and 55 in the group matches, before contributing a solid 44 as New Zealand won the final against West Indies.
His maiden Test century came in March 2005 against Australia, no less - an innings of 146, in which he was unshakeable against pace. Another big hundred, this time 160, came at the hands of the Sri Lankans in April.
He scored 1000 runs for Gloucestershire in 2006, and also topped the 40-over and Twenty20 batting averages in 2008.