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IPL no threat to ODIs or Tests: Vettori

Expectedly, Daniel Vettori took the centrestage at the Kotla where the Delhi Daredevils had their first of their preparation sessions. Still finding it a bit tough to acclimatise to the weather conditions, the New Zealand skipper geared up for the tournament beginning on April 18.

Expectedly, Daniel Vettori took the centrestage at the Kotla where the Delhi Daredevils had their first of their preparation sessions. Still finding it a bit tough to acclimatise to the weather conditions, the New Zealand skipper geared up for the tournament beginning on April 18.

"This is going to be a unique experience as the biggest overseas and Indian names would be competing. More importantly, it would be an excellent opportunity for the youngsters to get a taste of the international stage with able teammates and coaches to guide them."

Asked about the effectiveness of spin bowling in the shortest version of the game, the Kiwi left-arm bowler emphasised the responsibility of slow bowlers. "When you know the batsmen are going to hit you all over the park, it makes your task cut out," he said, adding, "the spinners played a crucial role in the T20 World Cup."

Asked if the IPL would overshadow the other formats of the game, Vettori said he expected all forms of the game to co-exist. "This is no threat to the ODIs or Tests. They have their own charm and representing the country is bigger than anything else," he reiterated.

He also felt satisfied with the fact that IPL would not harm the interest of those playing international cricket as the schedule doesn't come in the way of international calendar.

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