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Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori

Age 45New ZealandNEW ZEALAND
Left Handed All Rounder

Left-arm spin was all but obsolete in the late 90s till a bespectacled teenager once again brought about the resurgence of this dying art. A decade and half has followed since then, but Daniel Vettori continues to remain one of the best left-arm spinners in world cricket today.

Vettori's talent was so evident in his very first season for Northern Districts that Kiwi selectors did not bat an eyelid before blooding him in the national squad when he was only 18. His first 10 Tests yielded 30 wickets and he also started finding his feet in ODIs. Though he continued to impress over the next two years, his claim to fame was to come in the Auckland Test against Australia in early 2000. Against a strong Baggie Green line-up, he prized 12 wickets and even though New Zealand lost the game, his performance did not go unnoticed. He again proved to be Australia's nemesis on the 2001 trip Down Under, picking up 5-wicket hauls in consecutive Tests.

He suffered a dip in form in the 2003-04 season, but the southpaw returned to his old ways against Bangladesh with a rout of 20 wickets from 2 Tests. 2008, by far, proved to be his best year with 54 Test wickets and he was also elevated as the Black Caps' captain. Unfortunately, retirements and the Indian rebel league saga robbed him of key players and it was not until recently that he had a wider squadron of players to work with. Daniel Vettori started off his Indian T20 league career by playing for Delhi before moving onto Bengaluru.

When compared to a Warne or a Muralidaran, Vettori is not a big turner of the ball but it is his variations in flight, line and length coupled with his ability to out-think and outfox batsmen that have made him so successful over the years. A very good lower-order batsman, he has played several match-winning and match-saving knocks for his team. With an extremely successful Test career and rather fulfilling captaincy tenure, 'Dan' stepped down from the post in Tests and retired from the shorter formats after the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Vettori's career since then, has been flagged by a dodgy knee that has been subjected to surgery but has not recuperated to complete fitness, keeping him out of action for New Zealand for nearly two years. Vettori however, represented Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League for the 2013-14 season.

With the 2015 ICC World Cup slated Down Under, skipper Brendon McCullum insisted that the Kiwi squad would be incomplete without the veteran and Vettori obliged, coming out of retirement. He finished the tournament in grand style, as the joint highest wicket-taker by a spinner. Vettori immediately called it quits post the World Cup.

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Teams
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • defaultICC World XI
  • defaultQueensland
  • defaultNorthern & Central Dist
  • defaultNZ Academy
  • defaultNorthern Conference
  • defaultNorthern Districts
  • defaultNorth Island
  • defaultNottinghamshire
  • defaultNew Zealand A
  • defaultWarwickshire
  • Royal Challengers BangaloreRoyal Challengers Bangalore
  • Delhi CapitalsDelhi Capitals
  • defaultNew Zealand Under-19
  • defaultBrisbane Heat
  • defaultMarylebone Cricket Club
  • defaultJamaica Tallawahs
  • defaultWarnes Warriors
  • defaultWorld Giants
  • defaultGujarat Giants

Match Results

Daniel Vettori Statistics

Debut
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka on Mar 25, 1997
Last
New Zealand vs Australia on Mar 29, 2015
Debut
New Zealand vs England on Feb 06, 1997
Last
New Zealand vs Pakistan on Nov 26, 2014
Debut
New Zealand vs Kenya on Sep 12, 2007
Last
New Zealand vs Pakistan on Dec 05, 2014
Debut
Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals on Apr 19, 2008
Last
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings on May 02, 2012

Daniel Vettori Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
29522534017.3382.98
Highest Runs83
Balls Faced77
On DateFeb 22, 05
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Daniel Vettori Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
2952343.230531.7146.094.12
Wickets Taken5
Runs7
On DateDec 31, 07
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Daniel Vettori Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
88020
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Daniel Vettori Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
113453123630.0058.18
Highest Runs140
Balls Faced189
On DateAug 26, 09
AgainstSri LankaSL

Daniel Vettori Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1134802.236234.3679.592.59
Wickets Taken7
Runs87
On DateMar 11, 00
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Daniel Vettori Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
5808
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Daniel Vettori Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
342050012.81107.89
Highest Runs38
Balls Faced34
On DateMay 08, 10
AgainstPakistanPAK

Daniel Vettori Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
34131.13819.6820.715.70
Wickets Taken4
Runs20
On DateSep 16, 07
AgainstIndiaIND

Daniel Vettori Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
902
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Daniel Vettori Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
341210015.12107.08
Highest Runs29
Balls Faced28
On DateApr 28, 09
AgainstRajasthan RoyalsRR

Daniel Vettori Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
34129.32831.3527.756.77
Wickets Taken3
Runs15
On DateApr 19, 09
AgainstPunjab KingsPBKS

Daniel Vettori Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1101
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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