DANIEL VETTORI

  • 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....
  • Struggling Bangladesh, New Zealand seek Test redemption October 8, 2013

    Chittagong: Test cricket's underachievers New Zealand and Bangladesh will strive to resurrect their fortunes after a dismal run when they open a twomatch series in Chittagong on Wednesday. Bangladesh are tottering at the bottom of the Test table, lower than fellow woodenspooners 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 34yearold 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 34yearold leftarmer 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 onedayer against England at Lord's on Friday. The 34yearold leftarm 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 allpace 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 allpace attack from Friday. Vettori's decision to put the team first rather than play a 112th Test and become the sole New Zealand recordholder 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 fiveday match. Former captain Vettori hasn't played a Test for nearly a year, mainly because of Achilles trouble, and was...
  • The IPL 6 Benchwarmers 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 5, 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 longterm 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...