King Daniel steps down from his throne – New Zealand Cricket

'This ship is all yours, mate!'

So, Daniel Vettori will not be the Kiwi skipper after the World Cup. I don’t really think it matters either way. Be it Ross Taylor or Brendon McCullum who take over, they will always rely on Vettori for advice. So, his influence is not really going to wane much.

Vettori has captained the side during some trying times, with a mostly mediocre team with few world-beaters. He came within 2 wickets of securing a historic Test series victory in India, but it was not meant to be. Instead, his tenure will mostly be remembered for the end, as New Zealand hurtled to embarrassing ODI series whitewashes against Bangladesh and India. Perhaps, it is better after all if he is relieved of major responsibilities and allowed to focus on his own game so that he can win more matches single-handedly!

Now, he has one last chance to lead his team to glory in February-March. Given the team’s recent form though, don’t hold your breath.

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