New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott retires from ODIs.
New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott, 37, has retired from ODIs,
two days after his side was knocked out of the World T20 at
the semi-final stage by England. Elliott is yet to take a call on his
"I'm going to reassess, let the dust settle," Elliott told Newshub.
"As long as I'm still enjoying my cricket, I haven't really made a call
on anything yet. I've played my last one-day game, but there are three
The highlight of Elliott's international career came in his final
year of ODI cricket, after he received a surprise recall for the 2015
World Cup; Elliott had not played an ODI since November 2013. In the
innings of his life - an unbeaten 84 off 73 balls - against his country
of birth, South Africa, at Eden Park, Elliott propelled New Zealand into
their first World Cup final. With five runs needed of two balls,
Elliott put Dale Steyn over long-on even as cricket's popularity hit
unprecedented highs in New Zealand. "I've said it time and time again,
this is the greatest time of our lives as players," McCullum said after
that dramatic win.
Eliott had also played a heroic role in New Zealand's run to the
final in the Champions Trophy in 2009, a year after his international
debut. Nursing a broken thumb, Elliott made a match-winning 75 not
out on a cracked Wanderers surface against Pakistan.
He finishes his ODI career with 1976 runs in 83 matches, including
two centuries and 11 half-centuries, at an average of 34.06. He had
said in September 2015 that he would reassess his international career
following the 2016 World T20.