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Daniel Vettori

Sep 10, 2004 01:44 AM IST

Vettori is the youngest player ever to play for New Zealand, at 18 years and 10 days at his Test debut, and is currently a prominent member in both versions of the game.

 Date of Birth: January 27, 1979, Auckland
 Test Debut: Against England at Wellington in 1996/97
 ODI Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Christchurch in 1996/97
 Bats: Left Hand Bat
 Bowls: Slow Left Arm Orthodox
 
Daniel Vettori is the youngest player ever to play for New Zealand, at 18 years and 10 days at his Test debut, and is currently a prominent member in both One-Day International and Test sides.

Not only is he there for his bowling but he has proved himself very handy as a left arm batter batting at No. 8 or 9.

One memorable moment for the young left arm orthodox spinner was in a Test match against Australia (when the memorable Test streak was on) Vettori took 12 wickets for the match and nearly got new Zealand into the record books with a victory against at the time was an unstoppable Australian Test outfit.

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Vettori has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame in international cricket.

As his statistics show he just gets better and better and is with out a doubt new Zealand's best spinner at present and some say he may be the best they have ever had. Only time will tell.

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