27 Facts About Daniel Vettori


Daniel Luca Vettori was born on 27 January 1979 and is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer who played for the New Zealand national cricket team.

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Daniel Vettori was the 200th player to win their Test cricket cap for New Zealand.

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Daniel Vettori captained New Zealand between 2007 and 2011 and is New Zealand's most-capped Test cricketer and One Day International cricketer, with 112 Test caps and 291 ODI caps.

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Slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler, Daniel Vettori was known for his accuracy, flight and guile rather than prodigious turn.

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Daniel Vettori announced his retirement from all forms of cricket following the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

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Daniel Vettori was born in Auckland and brought up in Hamilton, attending Marian School and later St Paul's Collegiate School.

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Daniel Vettori was initially a medium-pace bowler, but slowly transitioned to bowl off spin deliveries.

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Daniel Vettori was 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.

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Daniel Vettori captained New Zealand at the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa and subsequently was appointed the team's captain in all formats.

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Daniel Vettori's captaincy began with a losing Test series in England and attracted some criticism during the ODI series which followed.

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Daniel Vettori had shouted from the balcony at The Oval following a controversial run out and later refused to shake hands with the England team after the match.

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Daniel Vettori stood down from the captaincy and retired from One day International and Twenty20 International cricket after the 2011 World Cup.

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Daniel Vettori was recalled into the ODI team for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 Cricket World Cup, by which time he had retired from Test cricket, his final Test match was as an emergency injury replacement against Pakistan in November 2014.

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Daniel Vettori took his 300th Test wicket on New Zealand's tour of Sri Lanka in 2009, becoming only the second New Zealander to do so, joining Richard Hadlee.

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Daniel Vettori was the first left-arm spin bowler to take more than 300 wickets in both Test matches and One Day Internationals.

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Daniel Vettori was the youngest man to take 100 Test wickets, doing so by the age of 21.

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Daniel Vettori took 20 five-wicket hauls in Test matches, including taking ten wickets in a match three times.

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Daniel Vettori took 12 wickets against Bangladesh 2004 and 10 against Sri Lanka in 2006.

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Daniel Vettori took two five-wicket hauls in One Day International matches.

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Daniel Vettori developed into a useful lower-order batsman, scoring more than 4,500 Test runs, including six centuries.

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Daniel Vettori was head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League from 2014 to 2018.

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In July 2019, Daniel Vettori was appointed as the head coach of the Dublin Chiefs in the first season of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament; the tournament was later cancelled.

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Daniel Vettori married Mary O'Carroll in 2007; the couple have three children.

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Daniel Vettori moved from Hamilton to Auckland after his marriage but continued to play for Northern Districts throughout his career.

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Daniel Vettori was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to cricket.

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Daniel Vettori is the first cousin of David Hill, a rugby union player who played in one Test for the All Blacks.

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Biography of Daniel Vettori entitled Turning Point was published in August 2008.

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