DANIEL VETTORI

  • Bowling in T20s much easier than in ODIs, says Daniel Vettori April 3, 2015

    In a day and age when spinners rely on the doosra and carrom balls and whatnot, Daniel Vettori made a name for himself by trusting nothing more than subtle variations in line, length and flight. Some might call it old school, but it doesn't matter, because it's been effective: 305 One-Day...
  • Kyle Mills follows Daniel Vettori into retirement April 1, 2015

    Pace bowler Kyle Mills has followed team mate Daniel Vettori into retirement from international cricket after New Zealand's loss to Australia in Sunday's World Cup final. While Vettori, who announced his international retirement when the team returned to Auckland on Tuesday, has kept open the possibility of playing lucrative Twenty20 tournaments...
  • Daniel Vettori thanks New Zealand for letting him play 5 World Cups March 31, 2015

    Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori, the most capped ODI player for New Zealand, on Monday bid adieu to the 50-over format, completely ending an 18-year career in the game during which he won plaudits for being an inspiring leader. The 36-year-old, whose ODI future was a subject of speculation at the...
  • Daniel Vettori confirms international cricket retirement March 31, 2015

    New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori confirmed what many expected in announcing his retirement from international cricket upon the team's return from the World Cup on Tuesday. The 36-year-old former captain had been widely expected to retire from international cricket at the conclusion of New Zealand's involvement in the tournament. New Zealand...
  • World Cup: New Zealand hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, skipper Brendon McCullum said on Sunday. Australia skipper Michael Clarke announced his retirement from one-day internationals on...
  • Daniel Vettori to play valedictory match in World Cup final March 25, 2015

    Auckland: Daniel Vettori says it's "pretty obvious" he'll play his last one-day international for New Zealand in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final. Vettori flew from to Melbourne with his team-mates on Wednesday to prepare for the final against the winner of Thursday's match between Australia and India. He will play his 295th...
  • Black Caps want World Cup fairytale for Daniel Vettori March 25, 2015

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum on Wednesday conceded Daniel Vettori had probably played his last international innings on home soil, saying New Zealand were intent on giving the veteran a fairytale send-off in the World Cup final. Vettori was in the middle at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday night when the Black Caps...
  • World Cup: How fielding standards achieved a new dimension March 22, 2015

    On re-entry into the international circuit after the apartheid regime, South Africa made fielding their deadliest weapon, and Jonty Rhodes became the poster boy with his iconic superman dive to run out Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup. Rhodes not only crash-landed on to the stumps running in from backward...
  • World Cup: New Zealand victory march rolls over West Indies to enter semis March 21, 2015

    The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general, and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around Wellington's Cake Tin with the kind of exuberant reverence...
  • World Cup: Playing in CPL can be an advantage for us, feels Daniel Vettori March 18, 2015

    Some of the players in the New Zealand team have been a part of the Caribbean Premier League that can work in their favour, feels left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori. ...
  • World Cup: Vettori for 'casual-professional' approach in quarters March 18, 2015

    West Indies cricketers have typically exuded a lackadaisical 'it's cool man' attitude to their game, yet it is New Zealand who are taking the casual approach to their World Cup quarter-final, according to Daniel Vettori. New Zealand have timed their run to perfection to peak for the World Cup since coach...
  • Australia are favourites to win the ICC World Cup 2015 March 16, 2015

    I think the most exciting thing about the knock-out phase of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is that you're only going to see teams getting braver and braver as the stakes get higher. It's actually frightening how quickly the game has changed and I don't think anyone would be...
  • World Cup: Bangladesh bank on spin to unsettle red hot New Zealand March 12, 2015

    Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand's weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts' unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton on Friday. Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win on Monday to earn a place in the quarter-finals for...
  • World Cup: Every team has potential match winners, says Daniel Vettori March 8, 2015

    Napier: New Zealand are paying little attention to their World Cup rivals' form in the group stage of the tournament as every team that reaches the knockout rounds have potential match winners in the side, spinner Daniel Vettori said on Sunday. Vettori produced a Man of the Match performance of 4-18...
  • World Cup: Daniel Vettori becomes first New Zealander to join 300 Club in ODIs March 8, 2015

    Napier: Evergreen New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori joined cricket's exclusive 300 ODI wickets club on Sunday with two early dismissals in their World Cup match against Afghanistan in Napier. He became the 12th player and first New Zealander to reach the milestone with the list headed by Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan...
  • Daniel Vettori focused on World Cup wins, not joining 300 club March 6, 2015

    Napier: Daniel Vettori can reach another milestone in his outstanding international career on Sunday when New Zealand face Afghanistan in the World Cup, but the 36-year-old's focus is far from the achievement. The left-arm spinner is two victims shy of joining an elite club of 11 bowlers with 300 wickets in...
  • Daniel Vettori 'unsung hero' for New Zealand after World Cup win over Australia March 1, 2015

    Auckland: Veteran slow-bowler Daniel Vettori was hailed on Sunday as the "unsung hero" of New Zealand's knife-edge one-wicket World Cup win over Australia for applying the brakes on the four-time champions just when they threatened a run rampage. The 36-year-old, who made his one-day international debut way back in 1997, broke...
  • Corey Anderson all praise for 'clever' Daniel Vettori February 15, 2015

    Christchurch: There will be many days when Corey Anderson does not get a hit. Or a bowl. Or both. But, when he does walk out to the middle with his team in a decent position, the aim is always to take the game deep, for it is in the death...
  • Can New Zealand transform to be the hunters from being the hunted? February 12, 2015

    Amid all the public euphoria over New Zealand's build-up to the ICC Cricket World Cup opener against Sri Lanka, one thought has invaded my mind above all others: how will the Black Caps deal with being the hunted rather than the hunters? In past tournaments, the side has always played the...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: New Zealand are serious title contenders February 9, 2015

    Forever considered World Cup darkhorse, New Zealand's 11th appearance in the showpiece event begins with the same tag even though they enter the tournament as an in-form team with a winning momentum on its back. The chokers tag has famously been associated with South Africa, who are part of the World...
  • Veterans set to play key role in World Cup February 9, 2015

    The belief that "old is gold" will once again be put to the test in this World Cup, with several players bolstering teams with their experience and guile. Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene, Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and New Zealand's Daniel Vettori are the most experienced players as each of the trio will...
  • 7th ODI: Sangakkara earns Sri Lanka consolation win over New Zealand January 29, 2015

    Wellington: Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating New Zealand by 34 runs in Thursday's last match of the seven-game one-day series. Kumar Sangakkara made 113 not out and Tillakaratne Dilshan 81 in Sri Lanka's 287-6 and debuting fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera took 2...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song January 27, 2015

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • Daniel Vettori confident for World Cup after reaching milestone January 26, 2015

    Wellington: Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14. The left-arm spinner passed former captain Stephen...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Top 10 surprise inclusions January 12, 2015

    A thrilling Test series filled with drama and tension with the visiting captain retiring and the Aussie skipper falling prey to another hamstring injury was just the beginning of the Australian summer as the world warms up to the ICC World Cup which comes every four years. The Cup has travelled...
  • New Zealand confidence higher than previous World Cups: Daniel Vettori January 10, 2015

    New Zealand's preparations for the World Cup are the best they had been in Daniel Vettori's four previous campaigns and they can enter the tournament they co-host with Australia with confidence, the former captain has said. Vettori, who turns 36 on January 27, has been included in New Zealand's squad for...
  • Daniel Vettori puts off retirement decision after Phillip Hughes tragedy November 30, 2014

    Sharjah: New Zealand's veteran spinner Daniel Vettori on Sunday said he didn't feel it appropriate to call time on his Test career after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes who was like a team-mate. The 35-year-old staged a comeback in Test cricket after an injury gap of 28 months in the...