Vettori was the youngest ever player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket when he made his debut against England in 1997 - a record he still holds.
A spinner who is known for his guile and cunning he took his 200th Test wicket during 2005 and became only the third New Zealander behind Richard Hadlee and Chris Cairns to do so.
Has scored over 2,000 Test runs including two centuries, he has been used to open the batting in limited over internationals and has battled back from serious back problems to reach the top flight again.
Vettori spent three years of his childhood living in the Sydney suburb of Marsfield in Australia, after his Italian-born father took an accountancy job in the area and was the only Kiwi to play in the 2005 Super Test with Australia.
In August 2005 he scored his second Test match hundred against Zimbabwe and then temporarily replaced an injured Stephen Fleming as captain for the Chappell-Hadlee trophy against Australia.
One of the few players to wear spectacles while playing, he cannot use contact lenses because of an accident when he was knocked off his bike during childhood.
Agreed to join Warwickshire in 2006 as one of their overseas players. Had a previous five-week spell in county cricket with Nottinghamshire in 2003 when he replaced Stuart MacGill.