Daniel Vettori

Country: New Zealand
Born: January 27, 1979, Auckland
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

Daniel Vettori Bio

Daniel Luca Vettori, born on January 27, 1979, is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished cricketers. Throughout his career, he exhibited remarkable skills both as a bowler and a batsman, setting impressive records and leaving a lasting impact on the sport.

Vettori’s journey began at a young age, as he quickly rose through the ranks to become the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket. At just 18 years old, he made his debut against England in 1997, showcasing his immense talent and potential. From that moment on, Vettori established himself as a force to be reckoned with in international cricket.

Known for his left-arm spin bowling, Vettori possessed an uncanny ability to deceive batsmen with his drift and subtle variations. His exceptional control over flight, speed, and length made him a formidable opponent. In March 2000, he achieved a significant milestone by claiming his first ten-wicket haul against Australia at Eden Park, with figures of 12 for 149. This remarkable performance was the first of three ten-wicket hauls in his illustrious career.

Vettori consistently performed exceptionally against Australia, accumulating an impressive tally of 66 wickets from 19 matches against the formidable opponents. Additionally, he excelled against Bangladesh, taking an astonishing 34 wickets in just four away Tests. These accomplishments solidified his reputation as one of the world’s premier spinners during the mid-2000s.

Beyond his exemplary abilities as a bowler, Vettori also proved his worth as a skilled lower-order batsman. Averaging an impressive 39.76 batting at number 8, he displayed his resilience and ability to contribute with the bat. Vettori registered six Test centuries throughout his career, including a memorable 140 against Sri Lanka in Colombo and three against Pakistan on home soil.

In 2007, Vettori was entrusted with the captaincy of the New Zealand team, succeeding the esteemed Stephen Fleming. While his tenure as captain in Test matches did not yield significant success, he led the team with distinction in limited-overs cricket. Under his leadership, New Zealand reached the final of the 2009 Champions Trophy and the semi-finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. Vettori’s calm and composed demeanor on the field earned him respect from teammates and opponents alike.

After a remarkable career spanning 18 years, Vettori bid farewell to international cricket following New Zealand’s defeat to Australia in the 2015 ODI World Cup final. However, his passion for the game did not wane after retirement. Vettori ventured into coaching, imparting his knowledge and experience to aspiring cricketers. He worked extensively with national teams such as Australia and Bangladesh, as well as various franchise leagues worldwide.

Daniel Vettori’s contributions to the sport of cricket go beyond mere statistics. His skill, professionalism, and dedication to the game earned him admiration and respect from all corners of the cricketing world. As one of New Zealand’s most revered cricketers, Vettori will always be remembered as a true master of his craft.

Daniel Vettori Career Stats

Daniel Vettori Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 113 174 23 4531 140 30 7787 58.18 6 23 556 17 58 0
T20Is 34 22 6 205 38 12.81 190 107.89 0 0 14 2 9 0
ODIs 295 187 57 2253 83 17.33 2715 82.98 0 4 175 15 88 0
FC 174 257 31 6695 140 29.62 - - 9 34 - - 98 0
List A 365 241 65 3549 138 20.16 - - 2 10 - - 121 0
T20s 143 90 25 1041 57 16.01 870 119.65 0 1 88 25 40 0

Daniel Vettori Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 113 187 28814 12441 362 7/87 12/149 34.36 2.59 79.5 19 20 3
T20Is 34 34 787 748 38 4/20 4/20 19.68 5.7 20.7 1 0 0
ODIs 295 277 14060 9674 305 5/7 5/7 31.71 4.12 46 8 2 0
FC 174 - 41258 17981 565 7/87 - 31.82 2.61 73 - 33 3
List A 365 - 17628 11993 387 5/7 5/7 30.98 4.08 45.5 8 2 0
T20s 143 143 3236 3424 131 4/20 4/20 26.13 6.34 24.7 1 0 0

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