Australia pacer John Hastings has called it a day to his Test and One-Day cricket career. He will take no further part in international and first-class games for the 2 formats. However, he will still be active in T20 cricket and will also be available for selection in the national team.
The pacer represented the country in the longest format of the game on just 1 occasion against South Africa in 2012 where he managed to pick just 1 wicket. Additionally, he played 29 ODIs for the Aussies in which he grabbed 42 wickets at an average of 29.9 and an economy rate of 5.07. His last ODI came against New Zealand earlier this year in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Additionally, in domestic cricket, the 31-year-old played 75 first-class matches for Victoria at home and Durham and Worcestershire in the English county cricket, accounting for 239 wickets. He also has 11 half-centuries with the highest score of 93. In 113 List A matches, he picked up 179 wickets.
John worked extremely hard to be the best he could be
James Sutherland, the CEO of Cricket Australia (CA), complimented John Hastings for his contributions to the nation. “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,” he said.
The right-hander will only take part in the shortest format of the game and will lead the Melbourne Stars side in this year’s Big Bash League. Last year, he played in the IPL as well where he was a part of Kolkata Night Riders’ squad and took the field 3 times picking up 3 wickets.