Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Cricket: Fleming Tips Good Times for Vettori

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Cricket: Fleming Tips Good Times for Vettori

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STEPHEN Fleming is confident New Zealand can move forward under the captaincy of Daniel Vettori as he prepares to play the final Test of his illustrious career.

The 34-year-old left-hander was relieved of the Test captaincy last year after resigning as New Zealand's one-day captain following the World Cup with coach John Bracewell and the selectors believing successor Vettori deserved the chance to develop both sides.

He has remained a trusted adviser to Vettori, whose captaincy reign began with a heavy defeat in South Africa but who has since bounced back to win the one-day series over England with the Test series is locked at 1-1.

Having played alongside Vettori for many years, firstly as his captain and now as a senior player, Fleming has no doubts that the future is in good hands.

"I think Daniel's doing a great job, but there was no doubt that he was going to," said Fleming. "He's such an experienced player already, he's got a good group of guys and they respect him. …

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