27 Mar 2010

Vettori reflects on 100-Test milestone

6:55 am on 27 March 2010

Dan Vettori will become just the second New Zealand cricketer to play one hundred Tests when he leads the side in the second Test against Australia in Hamilton tomorrow.

Vettori, who made his Test debut as a 19-year-old 13 years ago, sits behind only Stephen Fleming who played 111 Tests on the all time New Zealand list.

Vettori says despite the milestone he hasn't reflected much on the achievement preferring to look forward.

He says he excited at the prospect of reaching the 100-Test mark but also just wants to get it out of the way.

Vettori says being only 31 he hopes to have plenty more years in the game yet and has always been motivated by milestones so his next goal is to get past Fleming.

Meanhile off spinner Jeetan Patel will come in for the injured pace bowler Darryl Tuffey, with Kane Williamson set to be 12th man.

A decision on who fills the number three batting spot, Peter Ingram or Mathew Sinclair, is yet to be made.