Vaughan wants Daniel Vettori to figure in World Cup 2015

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Justin Vaughan, New Zealand Cricket Board’s Chief Executive hopes that Daniel Vettori, the team captain, will be a part of the squad in the World Cup 2015 that is to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

“I’d like to think he has a long-term goal of being there in 2015 as a player, and if we need to manage his way towards that goal we will,” claimed Vaughan.

The player announced his retirement from the Twenty20 Internationals, last week. Vettori added that he planned to withdraw from his role as the Test captain.

An optimistic Vaughan wishes to give the Black Caps captain a farewell similar to what the Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar received on winning the World Cup 2011.

Vaughan suggested that if the veteran’s workload was managed effectively over the course of the next two years there might be a chance that Vettori would appear in the next World Cup tournament.

However, Vaughan seems weary of the idea of convincing Vettori to retain his post as New Zealand’s test captain. He believes that it is the appropriate time for Vettori to take a break from all the responsibilities and tasks associated with captaincy.

“I’ll chat to him about that, but it might be the right time to make a clean break and leave Dan to be a senior player and not worry about all the other responsibilities,” stated Vaughan.

Wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum and batsman Ross Taylor are the two potential candidates for the position of captaincy. Both the players however, have stayed back in India to rehearse for the Indian Premier League (IPL), hence prolonging the selection process
for the skippering post.

Although New Zealand will be playing international cricket no sooner than November 2011 when they are scheduled to be on a tour to Zimbabwe, Vaughan reckons that a skipper needs to be chosen soon.

“We don’t play until November but it is best to be clear on captaincy before then….The candidates are over in India so we’ll wait till they are back in New Zealand”, Vaughan maintained.

Vettori who plans to continue his One-Day International career is currently in India preparing for the Indian Premiere League’s (IPL) Twenty20 tournament.

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