Vettori to lead RCB in IPL-4

New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori will lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League .RCB chairman Vijay Mallya in a statement said: "Vettori is a experienced and cherished leader and we hope to ride to the summit of success in this IPL under his leadership."Vettori led a determined New Zealand team to the ICC World Cup 2011 semifinals where they lost to Sri Lanka.

Former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble led the Royal Challengers for the second and third editions of the IPL in which it completed as runners-up and the third best team in 2009 and 2010."It is wonderful that we have somebody of Vettori's build to lead our team this year. He is the ideal person to fill Kumble's shoes and I wish him the very best in this endeavor. I look forward to supporting him in his efforts towards a victorious season," said Siddhartha Mallya, Royal Challengers Sports Ltd director, in a statement.

Kumble, who is president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), is the chief mentor of the Royal Challengers."Vettori is a respected professional not only within his team but amongst his international peers as well. His exclusive ability to get players to perform as a unit and deliver more than just the sum of their parts, as he has done time and again with New Zealand, will be a big asset to any team," Kumble said.


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