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Daniel Vettori

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Full Name: Daniel Luca Vettori
Born: January 27 1979 , Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Other teams: Delhi Daredevils, Jamaica Tallawahs, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Queensland, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warwickshire
Test debut: New Zealand v England, Wellington, Feb 6-10 1997
ODI debut: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Christchurch, Mar 25 1997
T20 debut: Kenya v New Zealand, Durban, Sep 12 2007
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox


An effective left-arm spinner, Vettori became the youngest Test player for New Zealand when he made his debut in February 1997 against England, aged 18. Since then, he has become the elder statesman of the Black Caps. Vettori has seen and done it all, from county cricket with Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire to the Indian Premier League to winning a Test series at Lord’s against England. The bespectacled spinner had to endure back injuries in the early part of his career but returned stronger to eventually take over the Test captaincy from New Zealand legend Stephen Fleming. He also...

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