Daniel Vettori

Daniel Luca Vettori ONZM (born 27 January 1979) is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer who played for the New Zealand national cricket team. He was the 200th player to win their Test cricket cap for New Zealand.

Daniel Vettori

ONZM
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Vettori in 2011 at Government House, Auckland
Personal information
Full name
Daniel Luca Vettori
Born (1979-01-27) 27 January 1979 (age 44)
Auckland, New Zealand
NicknameMartha, Harry Potter[1]
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleAll-rounder
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
1996/97–2014/15Northern Districts
2003Nottinghamshire
2006Warwickshire
2008–2010Delhi Daredevils
2009/10Queensland
2011–2012Royal Challengers Bangalore
2011/12–2014/15Brisbane Heat
2014–2015Jamaica Tallawahs
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 113 295 174 365
Runs scored 4,531 2,253 6,695 3,549
Batting average 30.00 17.33 29.62 20.16
100s/50s 6/23 0/4 9/34 2/10
Top score 140 83 140 138
Balls bowled 28,814 14,060 41,258 17,628
Wickets 362 305 565 387
Bowling average 34.36 31.71 31.82 30.98
5 wickets in innings 20 2 33 2
10 wickets in match 3 0 3 0
Best bowling 7/87 5/7 7/87 5/7
Catches/stumpings 58/– 88/– 98/– 121/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 13 February 2016

Vettori was the youngest male player to have represented New Zealand in Test cricket, making his debut in February 1997 at the age of 18. He 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.[a] A bowling all-rounder, Vettori was the eighth player in Test cricket history to take 300 wickets and score 3,000 runs.

A slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler, Vettori was known for his accuracy, flight and guile rather than prodigious turn. Vettori announced his retirement from all forms of cricket following the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[2] He has since coached in a variety of roles.

CareerEdit

Vettori was born in Auckland and brought up in Hamilton, attending Marian School and later St. Paul's Collegiate School. He was initially a medium-pace bowler, but slowly transitioned to bowl off spin deliveries. He made his senior debut for Northern Districts in 1996/97 and his international debut during England's 1997 tour of New Zealand at the age of 18, at the time the youngest man to play Test cricket for New Zealand.[3] He took his first international five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in March of the same year.

He 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.

CaptaincyEdit

Prior to becoming captain on a permanent basis in 2007, Vettori had captained New Zealand in ODI cricket on occasion. He captained New Zealand at the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa[4] and subsequently was appointed the team's captain in all formats.[5]

Vettori's captaincy began with a losing Test series in England and attracted some criticism during the ODI series which followed. He 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.[6] This approach contrasted with Fleming's more languid, laid back style.[7]

Vettori stood down from the captaincy and retired from One day International and Twenty20 International cricket after the 2011 World Cup. He was recalled into the ODI team for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 Cricket World Cup,[8] by which time he had retired from Test cricket, his final Test match was as an emergency injury replacement against Pakistan in November 2014.

Bowling recordsEdit

 
Vettori playing a Test match at the University of Otago Oval during Pakistan's tour of New Zealand in 2009

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.[9] As of August 2022 his 362 Test wickets lies second only to Hadlee[10] and he is New Zealand's leading One Day International wicket-taker with 297 dismissals for the national side.[11]

Vettori was the first left-arm spin bowler to take more than 300 wickets in both Test matches and One Day Internationals.[b] He was the youngest man to take 100 Test wickets, doing so by the age of 21.[12] In 2005, 2008 and 2010 he was named in the World ODI XI by the International Cricket Council[13][14] and was named in the team of the tournament for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[15]

Vettori took 20 five-wicket hauls in Test matches, including taking ten wickets in a match three times. His best innings figures were achieved in Auckland in 1999–2000 against Australia where he took 7/87; he finished with career best-match figures of 12/149, the second best by a New Zealander at the time. As of August 2022 these match figures remain the third-best ever by a New Zealander, with only Ajaz Patel and Richard Hadlee having taken better figures in a match. He also took 12 wickets against Bangladesh 2004 and 10 against Sri Lanka in 2006. He took two five-wicket hauls in One Day International matches.

List of Test match five-wicket hauls taken by Daniel Vettori
No. Date Ground Against In. O R W Ref
1 14 March 1997 Hamilton   Sri Lanka 4 29.2 84 5 [16]
2 10 June 1998 Colombo   Sri Lanka 3 33 64 6 [17]
3 22 October 1999 Kanpur   India 2 55.1 127 6 [18]
4 11 March 2000 Auckland   Australia 1 25 62 5 [19]
5 11 March 2000 Auckland   Australia 3 35 87 7 [19]
6 22 November 2001 Hobart   Australia 1 36 138 5 [20]
7 30 November 2001 Perth   Australia 2 34.4 87 6 [21]
8 19 October 2004 Dhaka   Bangladesh 3 22 28 6 [22]
9 26 October 2004 Chittagong   Bangladesh 2 32.2 70 6 [23]
10 26 October 2004 Chittagong   Bangladesh 3 28.2 100 6 [23]
11 26 November 2004 Adelaide   Australia 1 55.2 152 5 [24]
12 10 March 2005 Christchurch   Australia 2 40.2 106 5 [25]
13 15 December 2006 Wellington   Sri Lanka 3 42.3 130 7 [26]
14 15 May 2008 Lord's, London   England 2 22.3 69 5 [27]
15 23 May 2008 Manchester   England 2 31 66 5 [28]
16 17 October 2008 Chittagong   Bangladesh 1 36 59 5 [29]
17 25 October 2008 Dhaka   Bangladesh 2 19 66 5 [30]
18 11 December 2008 Dunedin   West Indies 2 25 56 6 [31]
19 12 November 2010 Hyderabad   India 2 49.4 135 5 [32]
20 1 November 2011 Bulawayo   Zimbabwe 2 43 70 5 [33]
List of ODI five-wicket hauls taken by Daniel Vettori
No. Date Ground Against In. O R W Ref
1 10 July 2004 Lord's, London   West Indies 2 9.2 30 5 [34]
2 31 December 2007 Queenstown   Bangladesh 1 6 7 5 [35]

BattingEdit

 
Vettori playing an ODI during India's tour of New Zealand in 2010

Vettori developed into a useful lower-order batsman, scoring more than 4,500 Test runs, including six centuries. Although it took him 47 Tests to score his first 1,000 runs at an average of 17.24, the second thousand took just 22 Tests at an average of 42.52 per innings. His highest Test score of 140 came against Sri Lanka at Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground, Colombo in August 2009.

List of Test match centuries scored by Daniel Vettori
No. Score Opponents Venue Date Ref
1 137 not out   Pakistan Hamilton 19 December 2003 [36]
2 127   Zimbabwe Harare 7 August 2005 [37]
3 118   India Hamilton 18 March 2009 [38]
4 140   Sri Lanka Colombo 26 August 2009 [39]
5 134   Pakistan Napier 11 December 2009 [40]
6 110   Pakistan Wellington 15 January 2011 [41]

Coaching careerEdit

Vettori was head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League from 2014 to 2018. In July 2019, Vettori was appointed as the head coach of the Dublin Chiefs in the first season of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament;[42] the tournament was later cancelled. The same month, he became the spin bowling coach for the Bangladesh national side.[43] In August 2021 Vettori was appointed as the head coach of the Caribbean Premier League franchise Barbados Royals.[citation needed] Vettori works as the assistant and the spin bowling coach for Australia.[44]

Personal lifeEdit

Vettori is of Italian origin.[45][46] He married Mary O'Carroll in 2007; the couple have three children. He moved from Hamilton to Auckland after his marriage but continued to play for Northern Districts throughout his career.[47] Vettori was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to cricket.[48] Vettori is the first cousin of David Hill, a rugby union player who played in one Test for the All Blacks.[49]

A biography of Vettori entitled Turning Point was published in August 2008.[50]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ As well as these matches, Vettori also played one Test match and four One Day Internationals for World XIs selected by the International Cricket Council.
  2. ^ As well as 297 ODI wickets for New Zealand, Vettori took seven wickets in the three ODIs he played for a World XI for a total of 305 ODI wickets.

ReferencesEdit

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Sporting positions
Preceded by New Zealand national cricket captain
2007–2011
Succeeded by