Daniel Vettori

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Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori, Dunedin, NZ, 2009.jpg
Daniel Vettori at the University Oval in 2009
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Luca Vettori
Born (1979-01-27) 27 January 1979 (age 39)
Auckland, New Zealand
NicknameMartha, Harry Potter [1]
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
BattingLeft-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Role All-rounder, Coach
International information
National side
Test debut (cap  200)6 February 1997 v  England
Last Test26 November 2014 v  Pakistan
ODI debut (cap  101)25 March 1997 v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI29 March 2015 v  Australia
ODI shirt no.11
T20I debut (cap  25)12 September 2007 v  Kenya
Last T20I5 December 2014 v  Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1996–2015 Northern Districts
2003 Nottinghamshire
2006 Warwickshire
2008–2010 Delhi Daredevils
2010 Queensland Bulls
2011–2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011–2015 Brisbane Heat
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches11329534174
Runs scored453122532056695
Batting average 30.0017.3312.8129.62
100s/50s6/230/40/09/34
Top score1408338140
Balls bowled288141406078741258
Wickets 36230538565
Bowling average 34.3631.7119.6831.82
5 wickets in innings 202033
10 wickets in match3n/an/a3
Best bowling7/875/74/207/87
Catches/stumpings 58/–88/–9/–98/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 13 February 2016

Daniel Luca Vettori, ONZM (born 27 January 1979) is a New Zealand former cricketer who played for the New Zealand cricket team in all formats and a former captain in all formats. He is the 200th Test cap for New Zealand.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

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He was the captain of New Zealand between 2007 and 2011. Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3,000 runs. He is the youngest player to have represented New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18, and New Zealand's most-capped test cricketer with 112 caps, and New Zealand's most capped One-Day cricketer with 284 caps. Vettori was a bowling all-rounder who bowled slow left-arm orthodox spin.

Bowling (cricket) cricket delivery

Bowling, in cricket, is the action of propelling the ball toward the wicket defended by a batsman. A player skilled at bowling is called a bowler; a bowler who is also a competent batsman is known as an all-rounder. Bowling the ball is distinguished from throwing the ball by a strictly specified biomechanical definition, which restricts the angle of extension of the elbow. A single act of bowling the ball towards the batsman is called a ball or a delivery. Bowlers bowl deliveries in sets of six, called an over. Once a bowler has bowled an over, a teammate will bowl an over from the other end of the pitch. The Laws of Cricket govern how a ball must be bowled. If a ball is bowled illegally, an umpire will rule it a no-ball. If a ball is bowled too wide of the striker for the batsman to be able to play at it with a proper cricket shot, the bowler's end umpire will rule it a wide.

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Left-arm orthodox spin cricket bowling style

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He is known for his accuracy, flight and guile rather than prodigious turn, and also his speed variation. He has a Test batting average of around 30 which made him one of the more consistent batsmen in the New Zealand cricket team. In the fourth season of Indian Premier League, he was contracted by Royal Challengers Bangalore for US$550,000.

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Vettori announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket following the 2015 Cricket World Cup. [2]

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Early career

He was born in Auckland and brought up in Hamilton, attending Marian School and later St. Paul's Collegiate School, where he started off playing as a medium-pacer, but slowly transitioned into a spinner. [3] When available, he plays provincial cricket for Northern Districts and is also an international member of Indian Premier League team the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Vettori also represents the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.

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Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.

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He is among a very small minority of international sports stars to wear prescription spectacles while playing sport, and only one of very few cricketers in the modern era to play Test cricket with spectacles, others including Zimbabwean Charles Coventry, Australian Chris Rogers, and West Indian Clive Lloyd.

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Bowling records

A graph showing Vettori's Test career bowling statistics and how they have varied over time. DVettoriBowling.png
A graph showing Vettori's Test career bowling statistics and how they have varied over time.

He took his 300th Test wicket in Sri Lanka in 2009, becoming only the second New Zealand bowler (after Richard Hadlee) to pass that mark [4] and he is currently New Zealand's leading ODI wicket-taker. [5]

Vettori has three 10 wicket hauls in Test cricket, against Sri Lanka, Australia and Bangladesh. His best innings figures were achieved at Auckland in 1999–2000 against Australia where he took 7/87. He finished with career best match figures in that game, taking 12/149. They are the second best ever by a New Zealander, with only Richard Hadlee having taken more in a match. With another 12 wicket effort, against Bangladesh in Chittagong, he became the only New Zealander to have taken a dozen wickets in a Test on two occasions.

Vettori is the first left arm spinner in cricket history to take 300+ wickets in both ODIs and Tests. He was also the first left arm spinner in test history to capture 350 test wickets. He's now the second leading wicket taker in test history as a left arm spinner with a haul of 362 wickets just behind Rangana Herath. [6] He's the youngest test cricketer to capture 100 test wickets at the age of 21. [7]

He is the bowler to have most frequently dismissed Shane Warne in Tests, getting him out nine times, most notably for 99 in a Test at Perth. Ironically, in the 1st Test against Pakistan in 2009–10 season, Vettori was himself dismissed for 99, [8] while chasing a world record in centuries batting from position number 8.He is also the leading runscorer in test history when batting at number 8 position or lower(2227 runs) [9] Daniel Vettori also has scored most number of test tons when batting at number 8 position(4) [10]

Captaincy

Prior to becoming captain on a permanent basis in 2007, Vettori had captained the Black Caps in ODI cricket on occasions such as when regular captain Stephen Fleming was not available. As of the end of 2006, he had led New Zealand in 11 games, winning eight of them.

He captained New Zealand at the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa. [11] Subsequently, it was announced that Vettori would captain the Black Caps in all forms of the game: Twenty20s, ODIs and Tests. Initially, he was announced to be captain only of the former two. [12]

Vettori's captaincy had a rocky start, losing a Test series in England first up. Vettori also attracted some criticism in the following ODI series when he engaged in angry shouting from the balcony at The Oval, regarding a controversial run out that had occurred. He then refused to shake hands with the England team after the match. [13] This contrasted with Fleming's more languid, laid back style. [14]

Vettori stood down from the captaincy and retired from One day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals after the 2011 World Cup. However, he was called back into the ODI team for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.His name is included in the final 15 of the New Zealand team for the 2015 Cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand. [15] By that point, he retired from test cricket after his final test match was as an emergency injury cover against Pakistan in November 2014.

Batting

Vettori matured into a useful lower-order batsman, having scored 4,000 Test runs, including six centuries (110 against Pakistan in 2011, 134 against Pakistan 2009, 140 against Sri Lanka 2009, 138* against Pakistan in 2003, 127 against Zimbabwe in 2005 and 118 against India in 2009) as well as 23 half-centuries. Although it took Vettori 47 Tests to score his first 1,000 runs at an average of 17.24, the second thousand took him just 22 Tests at a rate of 42.52 per innings.

In December 2006, Vettori began establishing himself as more of an all-rounder, batting at number 5 for New Zealand in the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

On 4 December 2009, despite the Black Caps only scoring 99 runs against Pakistan, Vettori became the highest Test run scorer batting at no.8 spot, a record previously held by Shane Warne.

After suffering a dip in form of batting in 2010 Vettori scored a century against Pakistan when he made 110 as New Zealand's lower order resisted to help post a total of 356 all out. [16] Vettori averages a career 30.60 but his average jumps to 57.9 against Pakistan against whom he has three of his six centuries.

In July 2014, he played for the MCC side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's. [17]

Personal life

Vettori is of Italian origin. [18] [19] He is married to Mary O'Carroll (2007), with whom he has three children. He moved from Hamilton to Auckland to live with her but has continued playing for the Northern Districts Knights. [20] They have a son named James [21] (born 8 March 2009). [22] Vettori was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to cricket. [23] Vettori is the first cousin of David Hill, a rugby union player who played in one Test for the All Blacks. [24]

Coaching Career

He was appointed as head coach for Vizag Victors

Biography

A biography of Vettori was published in August 2008. [25]

Achievements

Batting

Test centuries

No.RunsMatchAgainstCity/CountryVenueYearResult
1137*49Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Flag of New Zealand.svg Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2003Drawn
212763Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2005Won
311890Flag of India.svg  India Flag of New Zealand.svg Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2009Lost
414094Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Colombo, Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club 2009Lost
513497Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Flag of New Zealand.svg Napier, New Zealand McLean Park 2009Drawn
6110105Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Flag of New Zealand.svg Wellington, New Zealand Basin Reserve 2011Drawn

Bowling

Test ten-wicket hauls

Daniel Vettori's Test 10-Wicket Hauls [26]
No.FiguresMatchAgainstCity/CountryVenueYearResult
112–14929Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 2000Lost
212–17057Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Flag of Bangladesh.svg Chittagong, Bangladesh MA Aziz Stadium 2004Won

Awards

Test Awards

Player of the Series Awards

S NoOpponentMan of Match AwardsDateSeries PerformanceResult
1Flag of England.svg  England Match 1: Lord's, London May – Jun 2008Runs: 61 (149 balls: 7×4), Ave – 12.20, SR – 40.94
Field: 117.2–20–323–12, Ave – 26.92, SR – 58.67
Lost; 0–2 [27]
2Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Match 1: Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong
Match 2: Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Oct 2008Runs: 153 (329 balls: 16×4, 1x6), Ave – 76.50, SR – 46.50
Field: 97–34–199–14, 3 catches, Ave – 14.21, SR – 41.57
Won; 1–0 [28]

Man of the Match Awards

S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch PerformanceResult
1Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Seddon Park, Hamilton 14–17 Mar 19971st Innings: 4 (12 balls: 1×4); 24–8–46–4
2nd Innings: 6 (36 balls); 29.2–8–84–5
Won [29]
2Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Eden Park, Auckland 11–15 Mar 20001st Innings: 25–8–62–5; 15* (22 balls: 2x4)
2nd Innings: 35–11–87–7; 0 (4 balls)
Lost [30]
3Flag of Australia.svg  Australia WACA, Perth 30 Nov–4 Dec 20011st Innings: 2 (3 balls); 34.4–7–87–6
2nd Innings: 3 (7 balls); 45–11–142–2, 1 catch, 1 run-out
Draw [31]
4Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 7–8 Aug 20051st Innings: 127 (98 balls: 20x4, 2x6); 2.4–2–1–2
2nd Innings: 13.5–4–28–4, 2 catches
Won [32]
5Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Basin Reserve, Wellington 12–14 Jan 20081st Innings: 2.3–0–10–1; 94 (87 balls: 17x4)
2nd Innings: 1–0–3–0
Won [33]
6Flag of England.svg  England Lord's, London 15–19 May 20081st Innings: 48 (100 balls: 6x4); 22.3–4–69–5
2nd Innings: 0* (2 balls)
Draw [34]
7Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Chittagong Divisional Stadium, Chittagong 17–21 Oct 20081st Innings: 36–15–59–5, 1 catch; 55* (82 balls: 7x4)
2nd Innings: 42–13–74–4, 1 catch; 76 (213 balls: 7x4)
Won [35]
8Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur 25–29 Oct 20081st Innings: 22 (34 balls: 2x4, 1x6); 19–6–66–5, 1 catch
2nd Innings: DNB
Draw [36]
9Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan McLean Park, Napier 11–15 Dec 20091st Innings: 8–0–35–0; 134 (186 balls: 12x4, 1x6)
2nd Innings: 56–25–93–2; DNB
Draw [37]
10Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 1–5 Nov 20111st Innings: 40 (58 balls: 5x4, 1x6); 43–13–70–5
2nd Innings: 31 (42 balls: 3x4); 38.1–14–71–3
Won [38]

ODI Awards

Player of the Series Awards

S NoOpponentMan of Match AwardsDateSeries PerformanceResult
1Flag of Australia.svg  Australia N/ADec 2004Runs: 33 (36 balls: 2×4), Ave – 33.00, SR – 91.67
Field: 20–2–67–4, Ave – 16.75, Econ – 3.35
Draw; 1–1 [39]

ODI Man of the Match

S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch PerformanceResult
1Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Eden Park, Auckland 8 March 199821 (13 balls: 2x4, 1x6); 10–1–29–3Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand won by 2 runs. [40]
2WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies Owen Delany Park, Taupo 4 January 20008–1–24–4, 2 catches; DNBFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand won by 7 wickets. [41]
3Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla 19 May 2003DNB; 10–4–14–4Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand won by 9 runs. [42]
4WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies Lord's, London 10 July 20046 (7 balls); 9.2–1–30–5, 2 run-outsFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand won by 107 runs [43]
5WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies Queenstown Events Centre, Otago 22 February 200610–1–28–1; 53* (56 balls: 3x4)Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand won by 3 wickets. [44]
6Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Queenstown Events Centre, Otago 31 December 20076–2–7–5; DNBWon [45]
7WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg  West Indies Westpac Stadium, Wellington 7 January 200910–3–20–4; DNBWon [46]
8Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 27 September 200948 (44 balls: 4x4, 1x6); 10–0–45–2, 1 catch, 1 run-outWon [47]
9Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 3 October 200910–2–43–3; 41 (42 balls: 3x4)Won [48]
10Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Eden Park, Auckland 6 March 201010–0–43–2, 1 catch; 70 (49 balls: 8x4, 2x6)Lost [49]
11Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan McLean Park, Napier 8 March 201510–4–18–4, 1 catch; DNBWon [50]

Twenty20 International Awards

Player of the Series Awards

S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch PerformanceResult
1Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka N/AMay 201048 (40 balls: 3x4); 6–0–21–1Draw; 1–1 [51]

Man of the Match Awards

S NoOpponentVenueDateMatch PerformanceResult
1Flag of India.svg  India New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 16 September 200715 (5 balls: 3x4); 4–0–20–4, 2 catches, 1 run-outWon [52]
2Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2 September 20090 (1 ball); 4–0–11–2Won [53]
3Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Seddon Park, Hamilton 3 February 20104–1–6–3; DNBWon [54]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Stephen Fleming
New Zealand national cricket captain
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Ross Taylor