Daniel Vettori has announced that he will be taking a break from One-Day and Twenty20 Internationals in an effort to prolong his career.
Vettori said, “My reason for taking a break from the shorter forms of the game is primarily so that I can preserve my body and continue to represent the BLACKCAPS in Test cricket.
“I also believe a break now will give me the best possible chance to take up one-day cricket again in the next couple of years and, if all goes well, make the BLACKCAPS World Cup team for 2015.”
New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Justin Vaughan said he respected Vettori’s decision and was delighted to know he has kept his options open for the future.
“Dan has been a great servant for a long time now and I believe this decision is not only in the his best interest but also for the BLACKCAPS.
“The fact that he has signalled a desire to play ODI’s and Twenty20’s in the future and possibly make a return when we co-host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is great.
“Although he’s taking a break from 50 over cricket, I look forward to seeing him turn out in the whites for the BLACKCAPS, as I’m sure are many cricket fans around the country.”
Vettori will continue to play First-Class cricket for the Northern Knights and will also continue to play for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the IPL.