Daniel Vettori: News

Bespectacled with his nerd-like looks, former New Zealand cricketer Daniel Vettori might have fooled many when they faced him. One of the best ever to play for New Zealand, when he made his debut in Tests against England 1997, Vettori was only 18 years old—the youngest New Zealander to play a Test match. The same year, he made his debut in ODI as well. The best left-arm spinner to play after Bishen Singh Bedi, Vettori wasn't famous for his turn or spin. He was a tactically astute bowler who fooled the batsmen with his flight, guile, and pace variation. It certainly helped that he had an arm ball that turned into a hand grenade when it reached the batsmen. Only the eighth player to take 300 wickets and make 3,000 runs in Test cricket, Vettori was the rock in New Zealand's lower middle-order. He is the most capped player for New Zealand in both Tests and ODIs. Vettori was New Zealand's captain during one of their tumultuous times from 2007-11, but like everything, he led a bunch of inexperienced cricketers with grace and class. He retired from international cricket after the 2015 World Cup.

31 Aug 2023

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan becomes second-highest wicket-taker among left-arm spinners (ODIs)

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan has attained a momentous feat in ODI cricket.

12 Aug 2023

Shakib Al Hasan

5 milestones Shakib Al Hasan can accomplish in Asia Cup

Shakib Al Hasan has been re-appointed as Bangladesh's ODI captain as Tamim Iqbal stepped down from the role.

IPL: Daniel Vettori replaces Brian Lara as SRH head coach

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has replaced Brian Lara as the new head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

10 Mar 2023

Tim Southee

Tim Southee claims maiden fifer as skipper, surpasses Daniel Vettori

New Zealand skipper Tim Southee claimed his 15th Test fifer in the ongoing opening clash versus Sri Lanka.

07 Mar 2023

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan completes 300 ODI wickets: Decoding his stats 

Shakib Al Hasan scripted history on Monday (March 6), becoming the first-ever Bangladesh bowler to complete 300 wickets in ODI cricket.

24 Feb 2023

Tim Southee

Tim Southee completes 700 international wickets, scripts these records

New Zealand skipper Tim Southee completed 700 international wickets on Day 1 of the second Test against England at Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Daniel Vettori, Andre Borovec named Australia's assistant coaches: Details here

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has been appointed the assistant coach of the Australia men's cricket team.

14 Apr 2022

Cricket News

Birmingham Phoenix appoint Daniel Vettori as men's head coach

Former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has been appointed as the head coach of the Birmingham Phoenix (men's team) in The Hundred.

25 Nov 2019

England Cricket Team

Records broken during New Zealand's 1st Test win over England

Hosts New Zealand came up with a splendid performance as they tamed visitors England by an innings and 65 runs in the opening Test at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Monday.

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Statistical preview, pitch report, timing

New Zealand open their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign on Saturday against Sri Lanka at the Cardiff Wales Stadium.

Who are the best left-arm spinners in test history?

The category of best left-arm spinners in the history of test cricket will be incomplete without the likes of all-time greats Rangana Herath, Daniel Vettori, Derek Underwood and Bishan Singh Bedi.