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A Brief Biography Of Daniel Vettori

Here's a short biography of Daniel Vettori.
Daniel Luca Vettori, was born on 27 January 1979.He was born in Auckland and brought up in Hamilton, attending Marian School and later St. Paul's Collegiate School. Vettori is married to Mary O'Connel, with whom he has two children. He moved from Hamilton to Auckland to live with her but has continued playing for the Northern Districts. They have a son named James, born on 8 March 2009. Vettori was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merits in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, for services to cricket.


He has made six Test centuries i.e. 110 against Pakistan in 2011, 134 against Pakistan 2009, 140 against Sri Lanka 2009, 137* against Pakistan in 2003, 127 against Zimbabwe in 2005 and 118 against India in 2009 as well as 23 half-centuries. His best bowling figure in One-Day International is 5-7 which came against Bangladesh in the year 2007 and in Test Matches it is 7-87 which came against Australia in the year 2000. Daniel Vettori played provincial cricket for Northern Districts. He is among a very small minority of international sports stars to wear prescription spectacles while playing sport and is the first cricketer of Italian descent to represent New Zealand. Vettori is a bowling all-rounder who bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin.

Daniel Vettori is a very useful lower middle order batsman who can bat very well too. One of his notable performance came while playing for Northern Districts. His team had scored just 197runs in the 1st innings against Canterbury due to his tight bowling and 2 wickets opposition was bowled out for 121 runs. In the 2nd innings while batting at No.6 he had scored a useful 46 runs hence his team managed to post a total of 426 runs in 2nd innings and went on to take a 5 wicket haul in 2nd innings as he got opposition all out to 368 runs and Vettori's team won the match.

Daniel Vettori played for teams like Northern Districts in the year 1996 and so on for Nottinghamshire, Queensland,Warwickshire and left a mark there with his splendid performances. In Indian Premier League he had 1st played for Delhi Daredevils after which he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for US$550,000 and he was made the captain of the team. he had big shoes to fill in the spin department that of Anil Kumble and he did that very well.

Daniel Vettori is a very cool and calm player and he is never so expressive in the field he just plays quietly and give his match winning performances. New Zealand team always feel secure in the lower middle order position as they know that Daniel Vettori can fit in that situation very well and have always done wonders for them or for any other team he has represented.

Quick Facts

Vettori led the Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final of IPL 2011 and 2011 CLT20.

He is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3,000 runs.

He is the youngest player to have represented New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18, and New Zealand's most-capped test cricketer with 112 caps.

In December 2006, Vettori began establishing himself as more of an all-rounder, batting at number 5 for New Zealand in the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

His best performance came against Australia at Auckland in the year 1999-2000 where he picked up 5 for 62 and 7 for 87 with match figures of 12 for 149.

After suffering a dip in form of batting in 2010 Vettori scored a century against Pakistan when he made 110 and had announced his return to form.

He is One of the most economical bowlers in limited-overs cricket.

He won the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for a sporting gesture during a Test against Zimbabwe in the 2011/12 season.

Daniel Vettori came out of Twenty20 international retirement and made himself available for the ongoing ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka.

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koolkamal on 19 Oct 2012, 10:59 AM
Avinashkr on 16 Oct 2012, 09:10 PM
Avinashkr on 16 Oct 2012, 09:10 PM
koolkamal on 16 Oct 2012, 07:38 PM
cool n intelligent player of any format of cricket.
chetan-prasad on 15 Oct 2012, 12:54 PM
legend of spin
bappaditya on 15 Oct 2012, 11:11 AM
please let us inform about some childhood story of vettori
bappaditya on 12 Oct 2012, 10:06 AM
great servant of NZ cricket........
anand-seshadri on 11 Oct 2012, 06:59 AM
Am proud to be as a fan of Vetorri
Swalenki on 06 Oct 2012, 05:36 PM
Striking bowler in over all spinners
Swalenki on 06 Oct 2012, 05:36 PM
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