DANIEL VETTORI

  • Daniel Vettori 'unsung hero' for New Zealand after World Cup win over Australia 4 days ago

    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...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c),...
  • Vettori could make surprise return for NZ in third Test vs Pakistan November 25, 2014

    Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the Test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Vettori, who was in the United Arab Emirates with the New Zealand 'A' side...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd ODI October 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opted to bowl against South Africa. Teams: New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 James Neesham, 3 Dean Brownlie, 4 Brendon McCullum (capt), 5 Tom Latham, 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Daniel Vettori, 9 Tim Southee, 10...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs South Africa, 1st ODI October 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to field against New Zealand. South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year. The three-match series, which begins...
  • Vettori in New Zealand squad for South Africa ODIs October 19, 2014

    Wellington: Former captain Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's 14-man squad to play the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner played the most recent of his 275 one-dayers for New Zealand against England in June last year. He has since been...
  • Daniel Vettori named in New Zealand squad for Scotland game October 13, 2014

    Allrounder Daniel Vettori has raised hopes of a full return to international cricket after being named in a 12-man squad for New Zealand's one-dayer against Scotland on Wednesday. The 35-year-old had surgery on his left Achilles in June 2013 and has not played a match for New Zealand since taking on...
  • Overnight star Pawan Negi owes his success to Vettori, CSK stint October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Not even in his wildest dream did Pawan Negi think that he would take a five-for on a stage like the CLT20 final and after producing that unexpected stellar effort, the overnight star attributed his success to his stint at Chennai Super Kings and inspiration Daniel Vettori. Negi beat...
  • Daniel Vettori to miss Champions League T20 due to personal reasons August 25, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has decided to pull out from the upcoming Champions League T20 due to some "personal issues". Leftarm spinner Vettori was expected to play for the Northern Districts (Northern Knights) in the qualifying stages of the tournament along with Mumbai Indians, South Express and Lahore...
  • Daniel Vettori to play in Champions League August 22, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will play for Northern Districts province at next month's Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in India. The 35yearold Vettori, who played the mostrecent of his 112 tests for New Zealand two years ago, became available when his Jamaican side was eliminated from contention in...
  • 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 27yearold was one of two uncapped players named in New Zealand's 15man squad for the threeTest tour of the...
  • Daniel Vettori not happy with the ugly PollardStarc spat May 7, 2014

    Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Daniel Vettori was pained to see the ugly onfield 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

    Indiaborn 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 twoTest 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 injurydarkened 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....