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March 11, 2011

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Daniel Vettori was assisted off the field after injuring his knee, New Zealand v Pakistan, Group A, World Cup, Pallekele, March 8, 2011
Daniel Vettori was assisted off the field after injuring his knee © Getty Images
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Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, will miss his team's next game against Canada on March 13 because of a knee injury. Vettori hurt his right knee during the game against Pakistan and is now hoping to be fit for New Zealand's last league game against Sri Lanka on March 18 in Mumbai.

"At the moment Dan's staying with us," opener Martin Guptill said. "I think he is probably going to miss the next game. But he is staying with us for the rest of the tournament which is good for us." Guptill said the team had not decided who will take Vettori's place yet. "Not too sure what they are going to do. We haven't had a selection meeting yet. The decision will be taken tomorrow."

Vettori's movements appeared to be seriously restricted after a diving effort for an attempted catch at mid-on in the sixth over of Pakistan's innings, and two balls later he limped slowly from the field. At the time, he struggled to walk around the boundary, being helped along by the support staff, and had ice treatment in the changing room while the vice-captain Ross Taylor oversaw the 110-run win.

Ellery Tappin, the New Zealand media manager, said Vettori had strained a ligament in his right knee. "It's not a tear or something significant. He is targeting the Sri Lankan game."


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Posted by Humayun on (March 12, 2011, 13:04 GMT)

It wont affect them. He's taking a bit of test just like Shoaib Akhtar did against Canada. Full Members consider encounters with underdogs as mere practice.

Posted by !xobile on (March 12, 2011, 8:12 GMT)

J'espere que Daniel Vettori jouera contre Sri Lanka. Si NZ gagneront le coup du monde, puis jouerait bien. Il est tres bien que Ross Taylor est retour de forme grace a Kamran Akmal!! NZ iront a la demi finale!!!!! Aussi L'Angleterre perdront a WI puis le Bangladesh iront a la quart de finale

Posted by Mihil on (March 12, 2011, 1:14 GMT)

We need a proper,stronger team to match against us.(Srilanka) Get well soon Daniel hope to see you in our match

Posted by Andrew on (March 11, 2011, 23:06 GMT)

This is a real shame for New Zealand for two reasons: 1. He's the greatest all-rounder after Richard Hadlee to ever represent the Kiwis and he's certainly the greatest spinner they ever prodcued. 2. He's my fantasy team captain! He's the fourth player that I've picked that I've had to replace!

Posted by Amahl on (March 11, 2011, 16:54 GMT)

What a loss this is, hopefully his spell on the sidelines doesn't extend beyond the Canada game. Without him, I really have my doubts as to whether NZ have it in them to forge on. They will likely bring in Woodcock, a like for like replacement. Franklin hasn't been playing well but don't forget, it was only recently that he was NZ's best batsmen during their horror ODI series in India. Styris hasn't been doing much though for quite a while. I think, based on how often we've seen the NZ order capitulate, they do need a change and a steadier batsmen like Kane Williamson should get a chance.

Posted by Bryn on (March 11, 2011, 14:12 GMT)

ahhh this is horrible. nz dont need this. dig deep lads.

Posted by Pravin on (March 11, 2011, 13:48 GMT)

Right combination - Bradon Macuulam, Guptill, ryder, taylor, styris,Willamson, N macculam, Oram, Vettori, Mills, southee

Posted by Dummy4 on (March 11, 2011, 12:03 GMT)

i hope nz cricket board give nathan mccullum the place of franklin in the squad...n.mccullum should bat at no 4..after ross and styris should come after nathan and then oram and then vettori......franklin is not needed replace him with bennet or woodcock.....

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