John Hastings retires from Test and ODI cricket

John Hastings celebrates a wicket © Associated Press

John Hastings has called time on his first-class and one-day career, both at international and domestic levels. That means the 31-year old allrounder is eligible to represent Australia only in T20 cricket.

Hastings played one Test – against South Africa in 2012 – and 29 ODIs, the last of which was a rained-out game in the Champions Trophy in June. Still willing to go through the grind in the shortest format, he will captain Melbourne Stars in the upcoming Big Bash League and last year he was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

In domestic cricket, Hastings played 75 first-class matches for Victoria at home and Durham and Worcestershire in the English county circuit. In that time, he scored 11 fifties with a top score of 93 and took 239 wickets, including seven five-fors, at an average of 27.22. He played 113 List A matches for 179 scalps and his best figures of 6 for 45 came for Australia against Sri Lanka in August 2016.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said: “John has been a great servant of Australian cricket, and a player who worked extremely hard to be the best he could be, both at national and domestic level, and we congratulate him on his achievements.

“He was a brilliant competitor particularly in limited-overs cricket for Australia, and a smart cricketer who with bat and ball was always in the game and looking to play his role helping Australia and the Victoria Bushrangers achieve success on the field.”

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