Grant Elliott announces retirement from ODIs
New Zealand’s World Cup 2015 semi final hero, Grant Elliott has announced retirement from One Day International cricket; however, he has not given any signal of leaving the shortest format of the game.
New Zealand was knocked out by England in the semi final of the World T20 in India just two days back, the Kiwi allrounder wants to assess the situation in T20s and then make a decision over it.
Elliott told media, “I’m going to reassess, let the dust settle,”
“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 formats.”
Grant Elliott wasn’t a prolific New Zealand cricketer until the semi final of World Cup 2015. He was recalled in the squad after almost a year, before the World Cup, he played his last game in November, 2013.
The comeback proved to be the change of fortune for the South African born New Zealand star as he scored 84 off just 73 deliveries against South Africa to carry the Blackcaps to their first ever World Cup final. New Zealand needed 5 off two deliveries and Elliott deposited Dale Steyn into the stands with a pull shot.
Earlier in his career in 2009, he cost Pakistan the Champions Trophy final, where he scored 75 not out after Younis Khan dropped a sitter.
Grant Elliott scored 1976 runs in 83 matches at an average of 34.06. His batting statistics comprised of two centuries and eleven half-centuries.