Grant Elliott Retires from ODIs, May Play Twenty20s
Grant Elliot was part of the New Zealand World Twenty20 team that lost in the semifinals versus England at Feroz Shah Kotla.
Grant Elliott has announced his retirement from ODIs.
Elliott helped New Zealand enter the final of the 2015 World Cup.
Elliott played 83 ODIs for New Zealand since 2008.
Grant Elliott has decided to retired from One Day Internationals. A limited overs specialist, 37-year-old Elliott was part of the New Zealand squad that lost in the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 against England at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla. (Latest Cricket News)
"I have played my last one day game," Elliott told Newshub at Auckland Airport on Friday after the New Zealand team returned home from the World Twenty20 tournament.
Elliott may continue to play twenty20 cricket but he is not in a hurry to decide. He does not play Test cricket for New Zealand.
"But there is three formats. I won't be considered for Test cricket, I haven't seen my test clothing for a few years. There's still T20 cricket and my body feels good.
"I'm going to reassess and let the dust settle. As long as I'm enjoying my cricket, I haven't made a call on anything yet. So I'll just get home and assess it."
Originally from South Africa, Elliott moved to New Zealand to play international cricket, making his Test debut against England in 2008 but only competed in five matches in almost two years.
A surprise choice in the New Zealand team for the 2015 50-over World Cup, Elliott made quite an impact on the tournament.
The right-hander's composure was most evident during the tournament as New Zealand went through pool play unbeaten and his 84 not out against South Africa in the semi-final typified his influence on the team.
Elliott also top-scored with 83 in the final against Australia, who won the game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground by seven wickets.
His last one-day international was in February against Australia at Seddon Park in Hamilton, when he scored his 11th half century.
Elliott finished with 1,976 runs at 34.06 with two centuries. Elliott was also a handy slow-medium bowler, who finished with 39 wickets at 30.23 in his 83 one-day internationals.
(With inputs from Reuters)