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Daniel Vettori Biography

Daniel Luca Vettori is a cricketer for the New Zealand cricket team. He was born in Auckland and brought up in Hamilton, attending Marian School and later St. Paul's Collegiate School. When available, he plays provincial cricket for Northern Districts and is also an international member of Indian Premier League team theRoyal Challengers Bangalore. Vettori also represents the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. 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. Vettori is a bowling all-rounder who bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin; he is known for his accuracy, flight and guile rather than prodigious turn. He has a Test batting average of around 30 making him one of the more consistent and better batsmen in the New Zealand cricket team. He is currently the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team. Vettori captained New Zealand between 2007 and 2011.