(BBC) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals and is considering his future in one-day internationals.
Vettori said after his side’s World Cup semi-final defeat by Sri Lanka on Tuesday that he will stand down as captain in all forms of the game.
However, the 32-year-old added that he will continue as a Test player.
“I’ve played my last Twenty20 but it’s six months to the next ODI so I have time to think about it,” he said.
“Tests are a big part of why I play the game, for the team and myself, because there is no better feeling than winning a Test.”
New Zealand are not scheduled to play again until they tour Zimbabwe in October.
It was recently announced that their two-Test tour of Bangladesh, scheduled for May and June this year, would be postponed until 2012 to avoid the extremely hot and humid weather in Bangladesh in those months.
Vettori announced his decision to relinquish the captaincy before New Zealand’s departure for the World Cup. New Zealand Cricket has yet to appoint a successor but batsman and vice-captain Ross Taylor is expected to take over.
Vettori has played in 105 Tests and 272 one-dayers since making his international debut in 1997 at the age of 18. He has featured in 28 Twenty20 internationals.
Sri Lanka beat the Black Caps by five wickets in Colombo to set up a final against either India or Pakistan.