Vettori to captain NZ against Bangladesh

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Spin bowler Daniel Vettori will captain the New Zealand cricket team in three limited-overs matches against Bangladesh next month.

Vettori to captain NZ against Bangladesh

Wellington:

Spin bowler Daniel Vettori will captain the New Zealand cricket team in three limited-overs matches against Bangladesh next month, replacing Stephen Fleming, who is being rested. All-rounder Jacob Oram is sitting out the one-day matches to be held at Chittagong on November 2, and Dhaka on November 5 and 7, coach John Bracewell said today. Vettori will lead New Zealand for the first time. Succession plan"There is a heavy reliance on Stephen Fleming as captain and a succession plan is required to ensure we have cover in the event he is injured," said Bracewell. Fleming will lead New Zealand in two Tests against Bangladesh, at Dhaka from October 19 and Chittagong from October 26. The Test squad leaves New Zealand on Monday. Top order batsman Peter Fulton won his first New Zealand call up as a member of the one-day squad, while Australian-born Mathew Sinclair is recalled to the Test and one-day sides. Sinclair is a late replacement for Michael Papps, who suffered a shoulder injury Tuesday. Squads: Test: Stephen Fleming (Captain), Mark Richardson, Mathew Sinclair, Scott Styris, Nathan Astle, Hamish Marshall, Jacob Oram, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Paul Wiseman, James Franklin, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler, Chris Martin. One-dayers: Daniel Vettori (Captain), Nathan Astle, Mathew Sinclair, Hamish Marshall, Peter Fulton, Scott Styris, Craig McMillan, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Brendon McCullum, Andre Adams, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler, one to be added. (AP)



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