Vettori retires from Twenty20 cricket

Daniel Vettori of New Zealand in action against Australia during a World Cup Group A game

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Mar 31, 2011

Outgoing New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has announced retirement from the Twenty20 cricket but is yet to make a decision on the one-day international format, reports said.

“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. I may take a break but this mightn’t be my last one-dayer for New Zealand. I’ve played my last Twenty20 match, though,” Vettori 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,” he added.

The 32-year-old, who announced before the World Cup that he would step down as a captain made this revelation after the Kiwis were defeated by Sri Lanka in World Cup semi-final game at Colombo.

Vettori has led New Zealand in 32 Tests, 82 ODIs and 28 T20 matches.

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