Dean Brownlie may have been born in Australia, but the BLACKCAPS are more than happy to call him one of their own.
Brownlie is originally from Western Australia, but shifted to New Zealand in 2009 and was eligible to play for the Kiwis thanks to his Christchurch born father.
Brownlie is a middle-order right-hand batsman who has shown an incredible ability to perform in the toughest of conditions.
He began playing for Canterbury in 2010 and quickly became a standout in the side. He continued to show good form and soon caught the eye of the New Zealand selectors.
He was first included in the national team to play over in Zimbabwe and got off to a solid start with 63 in his first innings.
Next he got an opportunity against his birth country Australia. Despite receiving some treatment from the crowd and the Australian players, Brownlie excelled in what were extremely hostile conditions.
After such a magnificent start to his international career it was a blow to see Brownlie forced to the side-line with a broken hand in the early stages of 2012.
He grabbed the spotlight again early in 2013, when he scored a marvellous 109 over in South Africa against what many would call the best bowling attack in the world.
A brilliant acquisition for the New Zealand team and the one that got away for the Aussies, we look forward to watching Brownlie continuing his brilliant start to his BLACKCAPS career.