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Allrounder Elliott retires from ODIs

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 1/04/2016

Black Caps allrounder Grant Elliott announces his one-day international cricket retirement after turning 37 at the World T20.

Durable allrounder Grant Elliott has played his last one-day international for New Zealand.

Elliott revealed he had retired from the international 50-over format when the Black Caps arrived home from the World Twenty20 in India, where they were beaten semi-finalists.

Having turned 37 during the tournament, Elliott said he was weighing up his future and suggested T20s are now his only realistic pathway to more international games.

"I'm going to reassess, let the dust settle," Elliott told NewsHub.

"I've played my last one-day game, but there's three formats. I won't be considered for Test cricket I don't think, I haven't seen my Test clothing for a number of years."

South African-born Elliott played 83 ODIs, with the last coming against Australia in Hamilton in February.

Imran Tahir of South Africa looks on as Grant Elliott of New Zealand hugs Dale Steyn of South Africa up after winning the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park on March 24, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. © Getty Images Imran Tahir of South Africa looks on as Grant Elliott of New Zealand hugs Dale Steyn of South Africa up after winning the 2015 Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park on March 24, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.

His most noteworthy performance came in last year's World Cup semi-final in Auckland, when he struck a match-winning six in the final over against South Africa.

Batting primarily in the middle order, he scored 1976 runs at 34.06, while taking 39 wickets at 30.23 with his gentle medium pace.

He has played five Tests and 16 T20s.

Elliott's team-mate Nathan McCullum had already announced his retirement from all formats in the wake of the World T20.

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