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Vettori: I'll do it my way

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Group C fixtures
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Sep 14: Kenya v Sri Lanka
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"To have a team under your guidance makes a huge difference. You get to do things your way, but it is daunting."

Daniel Vettori

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Daniel Vettori is unsure how his captaincy will impact on New Zealand's Twenty20 World Championship campaign.

Vettori, 28, will lead the Black Caps at next month's inaugural global Twenty20 tournament in South Africa.

"I wouldn't really know," the left-arm spinner said of his approach to captaincy.

"But I'm a bowler and that will no doubt have an influence."

New era

Vettori has succeeded Stephen Fleming as New Zealand's limited-overs skipper. Fleming, who had been ODI captain for 10 years and remains in charge of the Test team, was not selected in the Twenty20 World Championship squad.

"To have a team under your guidance makes a huge difference," added Vettori.

"You get to do things your way, but it is daunting."

On the unique challenges of the Twenty20 format, he added: "You still have to remain aggressive.

"Spin bowlers look to take wickets most of the time, and I think bowlers who stay aggressive will be more successful."

The Twenty20 World Championship takes place in South Africa between September 11-24. New Zealand are drawn in Group C alongside Kenya and Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Richard Hadlee, Dion Nash and Glenn Turner have been re-appointed as New Zealand's national selectors.

Is Daniel Vettori the right man to lead New Zealand in limited-overs cricket?

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