Vettori retires from T20 internationals

Updated: 30 March 2011 10:43 IST

New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals and says he is considering his future in one-day internationals.

Wellington:

New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals and says he is considering his future in one-day internationals.

The 32-year-old Vettori confirmed after New Zealand's World Cup semifinal defeat by Sri Lanka on Tuesday that he will stand down as captain in all forms of the game.

He said he will continue as a test player but has not yet decided whether the five-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in Colombo would be his last one-day international.

Vettori said with New Zealand not scheduled to play again until it tours Zimbabwe in October he will take time to consider his one-day international future.

"I've played my last Twenty20 match ... (but) it's about six months to the next one-dayer so I have a lot of time to sit down and think about it and talk to my family," he said.

"Tests are a big part of why I play the game, for team and myself, because there is no better feeling than winning a test."

Vettori announced his decision to relinquish the captaincy before New Zealand's departure for the World Cup. New Zealand Cricket has yet to appoint a successor but batsman Ross Taylor is expected to take over.

Topics : Cricket Australia West Indies Pakistan New Zealand Sourav Ganguly MS Dhoni Daniel Vettori Harbhajan Singh
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