Daniel Vettori

2010-10-13 20:16

Full name: Daniel Luca Vettori

Born: January 27, 1979, Auckland

Current age: 31 years

Major teams: New Zealand, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Queensland, Warwickshire

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox

New Zealand's highly successful captain and wily orthodox left-arm slow bowler Daniel Vettori will play a vital role not only in the tactical aspects of his team's campaign, but also with the ball and bat in hand.

Vettori, who is the youngest player to have represented New Zealand at Test cricket (his debut came at 18 years old), is not a prodigious turner of the ball, but has subtlety in flight and pace that many bowlers long to emulate.

His ODI record is extremely impressive, with his 256 matches bringing 270 wickets, at an extremely respectable 31.09. His economy rate of 4.13 is also outstanding, considering that he is a slow bowler, and it is indeed this facet of his bowling that will be most prevalent on the slow and low wickets of the sub-continent during the 2011 World Cup.

He is also an extremely useful, and surprisingly big-hitting left handed lower order batsman, which may come in useful during his team's campaign on more than one occasion. 


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