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Daniel Vettori Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 27, 2019

Short Biography

Daniel Vettori was born on 27-01-1979 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a New Zealand Cricket Player.

Other Name: Daniel Luca Vettori, Dan, Harry Potter

Daniel Vettori Complete Bio & Career

Daniel Vettori looks more like a nerdy geek with his school-boyish spectacles than a cricketer. However the saying 'don't judge a book by its cover' never held truer than in Vettori's case, who is comfortably one of New Zealand's greatest ever cricketers. 
He became the youngest Kiwi to play a Test match when he made his debut at the age of 18 against England in 1997. His ODI debut came a month later, against Sri Lanka, at Christchurch on 25 March 1997.  Vettori has often borne the brunt of being the sole wicket-taker for New Zealand in Tests and luckily for them, he has the ability to bowl long spells and possesses patience in abundance. He is willing to plug away at batsmen, working on their weaknesses before snaring them with an unexpected delivery. His current Test average of 33.61 might seem a tad high for someone to be considered world class, but it should be remembered that he has operated without support for the most part in a team that has always been weak. When New Zealand did have another strike bowler in their ranks in Shane Bond, it has shown Vettori's value more truly. In matches that Bond has played in, Vettori's average has been a world-beating 24.74. 
Vettori was thrust with the mantle of the New Zealand captaincy after Stephen Fleming stepped down to post the 2007 World Cup. He started off as a bowler who could bat a bit, has worked superbly on his batting skills, having scored 3,000 Test runs including five centuries as well as several half-centuries. Although it took Vettori 47 Tests to score his first 1,000 runs at an average of 17.24, the second thousand took him just 22 Tests at a rate of 42.52. He has been the rock in the Black Caps side in the lower middle-order and has had to promote himself up the order often, to rescue a talented but fragile top order. 

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Daniel Vettori Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Renzo Vettori and Robyn Vettori. He is married to Mary O'Carroll since 2007. The couple together has a son named James.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Hazel
Hair Colour Dark Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Auckland
Nationality Kiwi
Religion Christian
Address Auckland, New Zealand
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs England at Basin Reserve, Feb 06, 1997
ODI - vs Sri Lanka at AMI Stadium, Mar 25, 1997
T20I - vs Kenya at Kingsmead, Sep 12, 2007
Net Worth $ 10 Million


Car Collections Merdes SUV


Favorite Sport Cricket

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Daniel Vettori

  • Vettori was born to an Italian father and a Kiwi mother making him the first cricketer of Italian descent to represent New Zealand.
  • He is only the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3,000 runs. He also holds the record in Tests for making the most runs at No 8.
  • He has the distinction of having dismissed Shane Warne the most times in Test matches - getting him out nine times.

Daniel Vettori Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

45 years, 2months, 28 days old age Daniel Vettori will turn 46 on 27 January, 2025. Only 9 months, 2 days, 8 hours,34 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Daniel Vettori has celebrated the total number of 45 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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