Daniel Vettori became the most-capped player in ODIs for New Zealand © Getty Images
Daniel Vettori became the most-capped player in ODIs for New Zealand © Getty Images

Daniel Vettori became the most-capped player in One-Day Internationals (ODI) for New Zealand when his side played Sri Lanka in the sixth game of the seven-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the University Oval in Dunedin on Sunday. Vettori happens to be the most-capped New Zealand player across all formats of all time.

Vettori is currently playing his 280th ODI during the proceedings of the sixth ODI, overtaking former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming‘s 279 ODI appearances to become the most capped One-Day player for New Zealand. Vettori, who made his debut in 1997, has taken 289 wickets with best figures of five for seven. Vettori has been part of four World Cup campaigns for the Kiwis.

Player M R W Career Span
Daniel Vettori 280 2,116 281 1997-Present
Stephen Fleming 279 8,007 1 1994-2007
Chris Harris 250 4,379 203 1990-2004
Brendon McCullum 238 5,432 nil 2002-Present
Nathan Astle 223 7,090 99 1995-2007

Following is the list of the most-capped New Zealand players across all formats:

Player M I Career Span
Daniel Vettori 426 370 1997-Present
Brendon McCullum 400 435 2002-Present
Stephen Fleming 395 462 1994-2008
Nathan Astle 308 358 1995-2007
Chris Cairns 278 298 1989-2006

The left-arm spinner made his return to the Test side recently during the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). While he has not made any formal statement as yet, Vettori will be expected to announce his retirement after the conclusion of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2015.