Daniel Vettori Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Facts & More


Full Name Daniel Luca Vettori
Nicknames Martha, Harry Potter, Lucas, Danny, Dan
Profession Former Cricketer of New Zealand
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 190 cm
in meters– 1.91 m
in feet inches– 6’ 3”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 84 kg
in pounds– 185.19 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 13 inches
Eye Colour Hazel
Hair Colour Dark Brown
International Debut ODI– New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch (25 March 1997)
Test– New Zealand v England at Wellington (6-10 February 1997)
T20– Kenya v New Zealand at Durban (12 September 2007)
Jersey Number #11 (New Zealand)
Domestic/State Team(s) New Zealand, Delhi Daredevils, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Queensland, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warwickshire
Records (main ones) • Youngest player (age- 18) to play both Tests and ODIs for New Zealand.
• Second New Zealand bowler (after Richard Hadlee) to take 300th test wickets.
• Scored maximum 3,000 runs with five centuries, at no. 8, in test cricket.
• Youngest spinner (21 years old) to get 100 wickets in tests.
• Claimed 12 wickets against Australia at Eden Park (in 2000).
• Only left-arm spinner in test history to take 362 wickets in 113 test matches.
Career Turning Point December 2006, proved himself allrounder (batting at no.5) in the ODI against Sri Lanka.
Helped his team to win 8 out of 11 ODI matches and became permanent captain of the New Zealand team in 2007.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 27 January 1979
Age (as in 2018) 39 Years
Birth Place Auckland, New Zealand
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Aquarius
Signature Daniel Vettori's Signature
Nationality New Zealander (Kiwi)
Hometown Auckland
School Marian School and St. Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton (New Zealand)
Family Father– Renzo Vettori (a finance director)
Mother– Robyn Vettori
Daniel Vettori's Parents Renzo Vettori And Robyn Vettori


Brother– Nicholas Vettori
Sister– Kimberly Bianca Vettori

Religion Christianity
Address Hamilton, in the North Island of New Zealand
Hobbies Listening Music
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer(s) Batsmen– Rahul Dravid, Adam Gilchrist
Bowlers– Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan
Favourite Cricket Grounds Lord’s and Basin Reserve
Favourite Food Chocolate Pudding
Favourite Games Soccer, Golf and Rugby
Favourite Movie Hollywood– Resevoir Dogs
Favourite Music Weezer, Garfunkel, and Simon’s
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Mary O’Carroll
Daniel Vettori With His Wife Mary O'Carroll
Marriage Date 2007
Children Daughter– Elle
Captain Daniel Vettori With His Daughter Elle
Son– James (born 8 March 2009)
Daniel Vettori With His Son James
Style Quotient
Car Collection Merdes SUV
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) ₹22 crores, $3.5 million

Daniel Vettori


Some Lesser Known Facts About Daniel Vettori

  • Does Daniel Vettori smoke?: Not Known
  • Does  Daniel Vettori drink alcohol?: Yes Daniel Vettori
  • His father is from Italy and his mother is a New- Zealander.
  • He was the captain of soccer and cricket teams at his school.
  • His cousins, David Hill (a rugby union player) and Joseph Hill are the good cricketers. His uncle, Tony Hill also plays cricket.
  • He was offered a scholarship to study Health Sciences at Waikato University, but he preferred cricket over that.
  • He is considered as one of the best left-arm spinners in the world. Daniel Vettori
  • He is the only cricketer who has scored maximum 3,000 runs with six centuries and 23 half-centuries at no. 8th position in the test cricket.
  • His centuries are- 138 against Pakistan (2003), 127 against Zimbabwe (2005), 134 against Pakistan (2009), 118 against India (2009), 140 against Sri Lanka (2009), and 110 against Pakistan (2011).
  • In 2007, he was chosen as a captain in the Twenty20 World Championship and remained New Zealand’s captain till 2011.
  • His total score is 4531 runs (at an average of 30.00) with 362 wickets (at an average of 34.36) in the test cricket.
  • In 2009, he was chosen as a national selector.
  • In 2011, He was selected as the officer of the New Zealand of Merit.
  • He received ‘ICC Spirit of Cricket award’ in 2012 for his good performance against Zimbabwe. Daniel Vettori Holding ICC Spirit of Cricket Award in 2012
  • He is the head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL) and the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. Daniel Vettori
  • In the World Cup 2015, he picked up fifteen wickets in nine matches at an average of 20.5.
  • He has hit 9674 runs and took 305 wickets (at an average of 31.71) in 295 ODIs.
  • He has scored 205 (average of 12.81) and took 38 wickets (average of 19.68) in 34 T20 matches.
  • In 2015, he resigned from all forms of cricket.
  • He has been dismissed for a duck only 23 times.
  • He is a member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (of Indian Premier League) team and also joined the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.
  • He has the ability of batting and bowling with both hands.
  • Among spinners, he is generally compared with Muttiah Muralitharan.
  • He likes the Liverpool (a football club in England) and supports the Paramatta Eels (an Australian rugby league football club).
  • He is a member of the Christchurch Casino in New Zealand.
  • He likes to wear jeans or shorts and anything in which he feels comfortable without going after designer brands.

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