New Zealand has retired Daniel Vettori’s No.11 shirt in honour of the team's former captain and left-arm spinner.

The Black Caps have decided to retire the shirt numbers of players that represent New Zealand in over 200 ODIs. Vettori played 291 ODIs for New Zealand, picking 297 wickets and scoring 2253 runs in those matches, before drawing curtains on his illustrious career at the end of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2015.

He is also one of just three players ever to achieve the double of over 300 wickets and over 4000 runs in Tests – he has 362 wickets and 4531 runs.

The Black Caps tweeted the development while announcing the shirt number of players for the Test series against Sri Lanka, starting on 14 August.

All of Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum, Chris Harris, Ross Taylor, Nathan Astle, and Chris Cairns have also played a minimum of 200 ODIs for New Zealand. However, it isn’t yet clear whether the shirt numbers of all of them will be retired too.