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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 October, 2004, 03:56 GMT 04:56 UK
Vettori takes NZ captaincy
Vettori is a veteran of 139 one-day internationals
Spinner Daniel Vettori is to captain New Zealand's one-day squad on their tour of Bangladesh later this month.

Stephen Fleming has been struggling with an abdominal injury and will fly home after the two-Test series.

All-rounder Jacob Oram will also be rested from the one-dayers ahead of the tour to Australia in November.

Batsman Craig McMillan, left out of the Test side, is in the one-day squad, all-rounder Andre Adams was recalled and batsman Peter Fulton drafted in.

A shoulder injury suffered in training camp forced opener Michael Papps out of the tour and he will be replaced by Mathew Sinclair.

"We want to develop captaincy skills among key senior players. There is a heavy reliance on Stephen Fleming as captain," said coach John Bracewell.

"And a succession plan is required to ensure we have cover in the event he is injured."

New Zealand will play three one-dayers after the Tests, which start in Dhaka on October 19.

Fleming has been bothered by the injury since last November, but has played in every series since.

He has signed a contract to captain Nottinghamshire during the 2005 English county season.

Vettori became New Zealand's youngest Test cricketer when he made his debut against England in Wellington in 1996-97 at just 18 years 10 days.

He has since played in 55 Tests and 139 one-day internationals.

New Zealand squad: Daniel Vettori (Capt), Andre Adams, Nathan Astle, Ian Butler, Chris Cairns, Peter Fulton, Chris Harris, Hamish Marshall, Craig McMillan, Brendon McCullum (Wkt), Kyle Mills, Mathew Sinclair, Scott Styris (plus one to be named).

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