Vettori back for World T20
Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has made himself available for the Kiwis' T20 side for the upcoming World Cup.
The 33-year-old called time on his career in both 50-over and T20 cricket last year in order to prolong his Test days but continued to play the shortest version of the game at domestic level. He captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League while playing for Brisbane Heat in the inaugural Big Bash League Down Under. The Auckland-born star has time and again proved that slow bowlers are just as important as the pacemen in T20 cricket while he has also chipped in with useful runs for his various adopted teams around the globe. It appears that the draw of another 20-over World Cup was too much for the talented all-rounder to ignore and New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White was delighted to welcome him back into the squad. "Dan was the number one ranked T20 bowler in 2009 and is widely regarded as one of the best T20 exponents in world cricket," he said. "His availability is a real boost for the Black Caps with his style of bowling well suited to conditions in Sri Lanka."