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John Hasting, injury-prone Australian cricket all-rounder, quits Tests, ODIs

John Hastings, whose cricket career has often been hit by injuries, will be available for T20 internationals

cricket Updated: Oct 06, 2017 10:59 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Mitchell Marsh of Australia (R) celebrates with teammate John Hastings as they walk off the field during the second one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Australia at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on February 6, 2016. John Hastings has retired from Tests and ODIs.(AFP)

Australia all-rounder John Hastings on Friday announced his retirement from Tests, ODIs and domestic cricket. Cricket Australia (CA) informed about Hastings’ decision, adding that the 31-year-old will also be retiring from one-day cricket for his team Victoria Bushrangers.

John Hastings, who has so far played nine T20Is for Australia, will continue to remain available for selection in the shortest format. In August, Hastings returned home after suffering a foot injury playing in English county cricket. The Victorian reported soreness in his foot during Worcestershire’s four-day match against Sussex.

Hastings made his Test debut for Australia against South Africa in November 2012, and the Test at the WACA in Perth remained his only appearance in the format.

In 29 ODIs, John Hastings claimed 42 wickets and scored 271 runs at an average of 27.10. In nine T20Is so far — including a solitary appearance in the ICC World T20 2016 match against Bangladesh — Hastings has taken seven wickets.

“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,” said Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland in the release.

John Hastings made his First-Class debut for Victoria in 2007, and has also played for Worcestershire in the English County Championship earlier this year. He played a total of 75 first-class matches taking 239 wickets and scoring 11 fifties to make 2,231 runs, whereas in 113 List A games, Hastings garnered 179 wickets and 1,260 runs.

First Published: Oct 06, 2017 10:55 IST