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Grant Elliott retires from ODI format

Grant Elliott retires from ODI format
Grant Elliott has scored 1976 runs from 83 games with two centuries and 11 fifties.
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New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott has announced his decision to retire from the One-Day International format following the Black Caps' exit in the ICC World Twenty20 after suffering a defeat against England in the semi-final in Delhi.

Elliott made his ODI debut for New Zealand in June 2008 and has played 83 games since then having managed to score 1976 runs at an average of 34.

Apart from his contribution with the bat, Elliott has also picked 39 wickets at an average of 30 and an economy of 5.43.

After left out of the squad for almost 15 months, Elliott received a surprise recall for the 2015 World Cup and he played the innings of his life against South Africa in the semi-final where he scored an unbeaten 84 to help New Zealand chase down 299 from 42.5 overs.

The 37-year-old said he is yet to make a call on his Twenty20 International career and further added that he will continue to play the game as long as he enjoys it.

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

"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."

Elliott’s last appearance in the 50-over format was in the three-match series against Australia in February where he recorded scores of 21, 32 and 50.

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