Daniel Vettori is a former cricket who has represented and captained New Zealand across all three formats of the game. Vettori is to date considered as one of the finest left arm spinners in the modern day. The former captain is also the most capped player for the Kiwis with 112 caps in Tests, and 284 caps in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Other than bowling, Vettorri was also a decent batsman who scored over 3000 runs while batting at number 8. The 41-year-old also has had experience as a coach, as he was the mentor of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2017.
Name: Daniel Luca Vettori
Nicknames: Lucas, Danny, Dan, Harry
DOB: January 27, 1979
Daniel Vettori Age: 41 (As on 2020)
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
School: Marian School
College: St. Paul’s Collegiate School
Profession: Former Cricketer of New Zealand
Role: Left-arm spinner/ left-handed batsman
Height: 6 ft “3”
Weight: 84 kg (approx)
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Father: Renzo Vettori
Mother: Robyn Vettori
Daniel Vettori Wife: Mary’O Carroll
Children: Elle and James
Address: Hamilton, North Island of New Zealand
Test: February 6,1997, versus England
One Day International (ODI): March 25, 1997, versus Sri Lanka
T20I: September 12, 2007, versus Kenya
Jersey Number: #11
Major Teams: New Zealand, Delhi Daredevils, Jamaica Tallawahs, Northern Districts, Nottingamshire, Queensland, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warwickshire
-Youngest player at the age of 18 to represent New Zealand in both Tests and ODIs.
-Only bowler from New Zealand to pick 300 wickets in Tests after Richard Hadlee.
-Youngest spinner at the age of 21 to bag 100 wickets in Test matches.
-Only left-arm spinner to pick 362 wickets from 113 Tests.
– Vettori has 23 fifties and six, hundreds with the bat from 113 Tests.
-The left-arm spinner has 305 wickets to his name from 295 ODIs and has also scored four fifties with the bat in the process.
-The former New Zealand skipper has 38 wickets from 34 T20Is.
-Vettori was the captain of the soccer and cricket team in school.
-Daniel Vettori was offered scholarship to study Health Sciences at Waikato University, but pursued cricket instead.
-He is the only player in world cricket to scored 3000 runs with 23 half-centuries while batting at the number 8 position in Tests.
-In 2011, Daniel Vettori was selected as the office of New Zealand of Merit.