Vettori one of the best

Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, 29, is ranked amongst the top International bowlers on the ICC Player Rankings for One Day International bowlers. The left-arm spinner took six wickets at an impressive average of 12.33 in the first three games of the recent five-match series against the West Indies, to move up by one spot and wrest back the top place from Australia seamer Nathan Bracken. However, the vagaries of the ICC’s player rankings system have seen Vettori slip back to No.2 in the same series he had captured it in. A fruitless 10-over spell of 0-45 in the fifth and final ODI at Napier saw the left-arm spinner drop one point back behind Bracken, who now leads the way on 755 ranking points.Vettori is also an international member of Indian Premier League team the Delhi DareDevils. He is the bowler to have most frequently dismissed Shane Warne in Tests, getting him out nine times, most notably for 99 in a Test at Perth.


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