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Vettori drops short game to focus on Test cricket

Former New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori, the world's top-ranked limited overs bowler, announced today he is taking an indefinite break from the short game to prolong his Test career.

cricket Updated: Jun 26, 2011 01:53 IST

Former New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori, the world's top-ranked limited overs bowler, announced today he is taking an indefinite break from the short game to prolong his Test career.

The 32-year-old, who is also ranked ninth among the world's leading ODI all-rounders, said he may return in time for the 2015 World Cup but in the meantime he wants to focus on adding to his 105 Tests.

"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 Black Caps in Test cricket," he said.http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/26_06_pg21c.jpg

"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, I might again make it to the Black Caps team for the World Cup in 2015."