[caption id="attachment_648712" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-648712" alt="Mitchell McClenaghan has picked up 82 wickets in 48 ODIs so far Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/image_20130713114054.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Mitchell McClenaghan has picked up 82 wickets in 48 ODIs so far Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Rejecting a central contract may land you in trouble, but <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand">New Zealand</a> pacer <a href="www.cricketcountry.com/players/Mitchell-McClenaghan" target="_blank">Mitchell McClenaghan</a> did not bother. He refused to sign the contract New Zealand Cricket Board had offered and went on to pursue his career in T20 cricket worldwide. <p></p> <p></p>A decision that was said to be "mutual and amicable", McClenaghan is hoping that it would not deter his chances of a comeback in the Kiwi side. "That's out of my hands but I'm going to play hard cricket, that's what I know how to do," McClenaghan said in a report published by <i>cricket.com.au</i>. He further stated, "(I'm going to) go out there and prove my worth to people and hopefully they come knocking when I keep taking a whole bunch of poles and they're a little bit stuck potentially. <p></p> <p></p>"New Zealand cricket's in a great position at the minute. We've got a whole bunch of bowlers coming through, a lot I've worked with over some time with some skills. That's exciting as well. If the opportunity comes I wouldn't mind taking my spot back." <p></p> <p></p>He has played 48 ODIs and 28 T20Is for New Zealand. <p></p> <p></p>Taking about his personal growth as a bowler, he said, "It just got to a point where there was probably going to be limited opportunity first and foremost to prove my case to play Test cricket with the timing of all our one-day cricket, it clashed with all our first-class stuff. <p></p> <p></p>"(It's) probably been a blessing that I haven't played too much first-class cricket over the last three or four years, because it's just been non-stop white ball and I think the key particularly in white ball cricket and T20 cricket now is consistency of playing and performing your skills because it's very hard to change across formats," McClenaghan concluded.