Daniel Vettori set for Test recall as New Zealand bid to hold England

If Vettori is included in the team for the Headingly Test, he will become New Zealand's single most-capped Test player, topping the mark of 111 appearances he shares with Stephen Fleming.

updated: May 23, 2013 12:44 IST
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Leeds, UK: New Zealand's Daniel Vettori is on the verge of making a dramatic return to Test cricket as the Black Caps bid for a series-levelling win against England at Headingley.

Former captain Vettori hasn't played a Test for nearly a year, mainly because of Achilles trouble, and was only originally selected for the one-day leg of this tour.

But a calf injury suffered by his fellow left-arm spinner Bruce Martin during New Zealand's thumping 170-run first Test defeat at Lord's saw Vettori make an earlier than expected arrival in England.

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