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Vettori takes coaching role at Middlesex

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/12/2016

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is to join Middlesex's coaching staff in 2017, the county champions have announced.

The 37-year-old, who played 442 matches for New Zealand over all three formats before retiring last year, has signed a three-year contract with the county which will see him become head coach for their Twenty20 campaign.

Vettori is currently the head coach of Brisbane Heat in Australia's Big Bash League, while he holds the same position with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

Angus Fraser, Middlesex's managing director of cricket, said: "As a club we are always looking to improve and signing Daniel will only strengthen what is already an outstanding coaching unit.

"We spoke to a number of people before signing Daniel and everyone was extremely positive about him not just as a coach, but as a person too."

Vettori added: "I am very excited about the opportunity to be involved with Middlesex in their pursuit of a T20 title. There is talent and experience in all facets of their game and I look forward to complementing their skills and all the fantastic work the current coaching staff has done."

Middlesex have reached the Twenty20 final only once, winning in 2008. They claimed the county championship this year for the first time since 1993.

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