Player of the Year
Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, 31, has won New Zealand Cricket’s top award: Player of the Year. Vettori also won the Walter Hadlee trophy for being the best ODI bowler. “Daniel is and has been a consistently excellent performer for New Zealand over a long period and his fourth National Bank Player of the Year award is a reflection of his hard work and dedication,” New Zealand Cricket chief executive, Justin Vaughan, said. Auckland’s Michael Bates was the domestic Player of the Year in the men’s category, taking 37 wickets in the Plunket Shield, 14 in one-dayers, and 15 in the HRV Cup. Nicola Browne won the women’s category and took the award for best woman bowler.