Daniel Vettori

  • New Zealand offspinner Mark Craig backs himself against Chris Gayle May 23, 2014

    New Zealand's rookie offspinner Mark Craig said he was not intimidated by the prospect of bowling at aggressive West Indies opener Chris Gayle in the upcoming series between the two countries. The 27-year-old was one of two uncapped players named in New Zealand's 15-man squad for the three-Test tour of the...
  • Daniel Vettori not happy with the ugly Pollard-Starc spat May 7, 2014

    Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Daniel Vettori was pained to see the ugly on-field spat between RCB bowler Mitchell Starc and Mumbai Indians' batsman Kieron Pollard in an IPL game here but preferred to wait for the match referee's verdict before apportioning blame. "I haven't had a chance to talk to...
  • New Zealand pick rookie duo for West Indies tour April 15, 2014

    New Zealand selectors included two new caps in a 15-man Test squad named on Tuesday to tour the West Indies, with injury-hit spinner Daniel Vettori's future under a cloud. Otago slow bowler Mark Craig was plucked from obscurity in anticipation of spin-friendly wickets on the three-Test tour, alongside fellow rookie Luke...
  • Daniel Vettori targets New Zealand Test return February 5, 2014

    Injured New Zealand cricket great Daniel Vettori has set a May target to resume his international career with captain Brendon McCullum saying he should be an automatic selection if fit. Vettori, one of the world's leading all rounders, has been plagued by Achilles and back injuries and last played Test cricket...
  • India to face spinner from Ludhiana in New Zealand February 3, 2014

    India-born spinner Inderbir Singh Sodhi, popularly called Ish in New Zealand, will try to fox his natives when the two teams take each other on in the two-Test series beginning February 6 in Auckland. The legspinner, 21, was born in Ludhiana, Punjab, before migrating with his family to New Zealand as...
  • Vettori not to be considered for ODI series against India January 13, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand's veteran spinner and former captain Daniel Vettori will not be considered for the upcoming series against India owing to a back injury which has flared up in recent days. "Daniel Vettori won't be considered for the India series and his international cricket career remains under an injury-darkened cloud,"...
  • Injured Daniel Vettori out of West Indies series November 26, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori said on Tuesday that he will miss the upcoming series against the West Indies because his injured ankle is not ready for the rigours of international cricket. Vettori had surgery on a recurring Achilles tendon problem in June and returned to domestic cricket earlier...
  • Vettori could return against West Indies November 19, 2013

    Auckland: Veteran New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori could return to action sooner than expected. A team selector has said that Vettori will be considered for the home Test series against the West Indies beginning Dec 7. Vettori is back to playing days after undergoing Achilles tendon surgery in England in June....
  • Struggling Bangladesh, New Zealand seek Test redemption October 8, 2013

    Chittagong: Test cricket's under-achievers New Zealand and Bangladesh will strive to resurrect their fortunes after a dismal run when they open a two-match series in Chittagong on Wednesday. Bangladesh are tottering at the bottom of the Test table, lower than fellow wooden-spooners Zimbabwe, after losing eight of their last 11 matches...
  • NZ include two new caps for Bangladesh tour; Vettori, Guptill miss out September 6, 2013

    Wellington: Two uncapped players, legspinner Ish Sodhi and allrounder Corey Anderson, have been named in the New Zealand team that will play two Test matches in Bangladesh in October. Anderson, a hard-hitting middle order batsman and medium pace bowler, made his Twenty20 debut for New Zealand in South Africa earlier this...
  • Daniel Vettori out for six months, considers future July 5, 2013

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has ruled himself out of any cricket for six months to recover from an Achilles surgery and rejected a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) central contract while he considers his future. The 34-year-old allrounder had surgery on his left Achilles last month after New Zealand's...
  • Achilles surgery keeps Vettori out of England T20s June 20, 2013

    London: New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori has had an operation on his left Achilles tendon in a bid to prolong his career, team management in England announced in a statement on Thursday. The 34-year-old left-armer returned from nearly a year out of international action to play in all three of New...
  • Daniel Vettori excited about ODI return May 30, 2013

    London: New Zealand great Daniel Vettori said he was looking forward to returning to international action in the first one-dayer against England at Lord's on Friday. The 34-year-old left-arm spinner, who has been struggling with an Achilles injury, last played international cricket in a World Twenty20 match against England in Sri...
  • New Zealand opt for all-pace attack in 2nd Test May 24, 2013

    Leeds: Spinner and former skipper Daniel Vettori ruled himself out of the second Test at Headingley, ensuring New Zealand will take on England with an all-pace attack from Friday. Vettori's decision to put the team first rather than play a 112th Test and become the sole New Zealand record-holder for...
  • Vettori ruled out of second Test against England May 23, 2013

    Leeds: Daniel Vettori was on Thursday ruled out of playing in the second and final Test against England starting at Leeds on Friday after doubts over his ability to last a five-day match. Former captain Vettori hasn't played a Test for nearly a year, mainly because of Achilles trouble, and was...
  • The IPL 6 Bench-warmers XI May 22, 2013

    The sixth season of the IPL has reached its business end and the big boys are all set to fight it out for the coveted trophy. The likes of Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Michael Hussey, and Shikhar Dhawan ruled the roost in the league stages with...
  • New Zealand recall Martin Guptill, Daniel Vettori for England tour April 29, 2013

    Wellington: Former Test captain Daniel Vettori and top order batsman Martin Guptill have been recalled for New Zealand's tour of England in May and June after recovering from injury. Vettori, who has been battling a long-term Achilles injury, was included in the ODI squad that will also contest Champions Trophy...
  • Learn from Smith and Jayawardene, Vettori advises McCullum March 4, 2013

    Dunedin: Though he is not a part of the New Zealand team, Daniel Vettori has advised the current captain Brendon McCullum to look towards Graeme Smith and Mahela Jayawardene for leadership examples ahead of the Test series with England starting on Wednesday. "My advice to Brendon as the new captain...
  • Ross Taylor to skip South Africa tour December 13, 2012

    Wellington: New Zealand head to South Africa to take on the world's top-ranked Test nation in tumult, with Ross Taylor sitting out of the two-match series after giving up the captaincy and Daniel Vettori ruled out with injury. Taylor rejected an offer to keep the reins of the Test team...
  • Daniel Vettori to miss South Africa tour December 5, 2012

    Wellington: Veteran left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori will miss New Zealand's tour to South Africa starting later this month because of an Achilles tendon injury. The 33-year-old Vettori, who has taken 359 wickets in 111 Tests, picked up the injury during the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in September. He has...
  • T20: SL vs NZ match abandoned due to rain October 30, 2012

    Pallekele, Sri Lanka: The Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was abandoned because of rain at Pallekele International Stadium on Tuesday. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent New Zealand in to bat, and the visitors scored 74-7 after the match was restricted to 14 overs....
  • Uncapped Astle selected for NZ's tour of SL October 16, 2012

    Wellington: Uncapped Todd Astle has been included in New Zealand's squad for its cricket tour to Sri Lanka. Astle, from Canterbury province, averages 22 with the bat in New Zealand's domestic first-class competition and has taken 127 wickets at 34.79 with his leg breaks. The 26-year-old allrounder is the only new cap...
  • World T20: Ajmal, Jamshed lead Pakistan to win September 23, 2012

    Pallekele: Offspinner Saeed Ajmal took 4 for 30 as Pakistan survived a late New Zealand charge to register a 13-run victory in a World Twenty20 Group D match on Sunday. Nasir Jamshed smashed two fours and four sixes in a career-best 56 off 35 balls and led Pakistan to 177 for...
  • Vettori, Southee might play against Bangladesh September 20, 2012

    Pallekele: New Zealand's key bowlers Daniel Vettori and Tim Southee are likely to recover in time for their opening Twenty20 World Cup Group D match against Bangladesh on Friday, a team spokesperson said. Spinner Vettori and fast bowler Southee along with all-rounder Rob Nicol have been suffering from sickness and New...
  • After New Zealand, SA grapple with illness September 19, 2012

    Hambantota: Five South African players have fallen ill but are expected to be fit for the team's first Twenty20 World Cup match against Zimbabwe on Thursday, the Proteas team manager said. "We have a few guys who've gone down with viral infection, vomiting and diarrhoea but I am happy to say...
  • Narine wins ICC Emerging Player Award September 15, 2012

    Colombo: West Indies' offspinner Sunil Narine on Saturday has been named as the Emerging Player of the Year for 2012 at the ICC Awards ceremony in Colombo. He beat the competetion from the likes of New Zealand's Doug Bracewell, Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal and Australia's James Pattinson to win the...
  • India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20: As it happened September 11, 2012

    Brendon McCullum's whirlwind 91 took New Zealand to a challenging 167 for 5 in 20 overs after MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to field in the second Twenty20 against New Zealand in Chennai on Tuesday. India went in without Virender Sehwag, while New Zealand recalled Daniel Vettori. ...