Man of the match
Captain of the Black Caps and Delhi Daredevils player Daniel Vettori, 30, is interviewed by the Hindustan Times about his role as spinner in T20 and his adjustment to the Indian Premier League. “You have to be ahead of the game in the sense that you have to anticipate how and when a batsman is trying to cart you for a six,” Vettori said. “Once you get that feeling, it becomes easier for you to plan your stuff in terms of line, length or flight. A spinner has to be one step ahead of the batsman. This means you have to have a complete armoury and you also have to able to predict what the batsman is going to do. Reading the batsman’s mind is most important and then only can you decide what you are going to bowl.” The Daredevils have won both 2009 opening season matches with Vettori named Man of the Match playing the Kings XI Punjab in Cape Town.