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Daniel Vettori
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Daniel Vettori

New Zealand|Allrounder
Daniel Vettori

INTL CAREER: 1997 - 2015

Full Name

Daniel Luca Vettori

Born

January 27, 1979, Auckland

Age

42y 110d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

relations

(cousin),

(uncle)

TEAMS

Daniel Vettori has been on the international scene so long it is sometimes hard to believe he has only recently crossed into his thirties. The youngest man to play Test cricket for New Zealand, at the age of 18, he is one of only eight players to have managed the double of 300 Test wickets and 3000 runs. With time on his side, he could one day creep up towards Hadlee's 431 Test dismissals, but to do that Vettori would need to avoid the stress fractures in his back that troubled him earlier in his career. He also cannot afford another form slump like the one he suffered in 2003-04.

He bounced back from that one, returning to his best, and his mastery of drift and subtle variations in flight, speed and length earned him a reputation as New Zealand's most dangerous player. It was that guile and ability to confuse the batsmen that sometimes turned what seemed like innocuous deliveries into unplayable hand grenades by the time they reached the other end.

He troubled Australia with 12 for 149 at Eden Park in March 2000, giving him his first ten-wicket Test. He continued to peak whenever he faced Australia, and also feasted against Bangladesh in 2004, taking 20 for 224 in the two-match rout. He was recognised alongside Muttiah Muralitharan as one of the best spinners outside Australia for the Super Series in 2005-06, and was one of six players to represent the World XI in the Test and all three one-dayers.

A more than handy lower-order batsman, he is the most prolific No. 8 in Tests. He was installed as captain for the Twenty20 World Championship in 2007 and took over from Fleming as the Test captain ahead of their two-Test tour of South Africa. However, retirements and the ICL saw New Zealand slip in the world rankings, and Vettori was saddled with more responsibilities than he could have imagined - including that of selector in 2009. Positive results, especially in Tests, were hard to come by but it didn't affect Vettori's form, and on many occasions his lower-order batting has come to the rescue.
Brydon Coverdale

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test11317423453114030.00778758.1862355617580
ODI2951875722538317.33271582.980417515880
T20I342262053812.81190107.890014290
FC17425731669514029.62934980
List A36524165354913820.162101210
T20143902510415716.01870119.65018825400
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test11318728814124413627/8712/14934.362.5979.5019203
ODI2952771406096743055/75/731.714.1246.00820
T20I3434787748384/204/2019.685.7020.70100
FC17441258179815657/8731.822.6173.00333
List A36517628119933875/75/730.984.0845.50820
T20143143323634241314/204/2026.136.3424.70100
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Daniel Vettori and Russell Domingo wearing face masks during a practice session
Bangladesh spin consultant Daniel Vettori wears an anti-pollution mask at training
Daniel Vettori (centre) during Brisbane Heat training
Daniel Vettori chats with Brendon McCullum
The Help for Heroes team and the Rest of the World XI at the end of the Cricket for Heroes charity match at The Oval
Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori at a function organised for the returning players