A two-Test collection is to be performed between India and New Zealand from February 21, however earlier than that New Zealand has suffered a significant setback. New Zealand veteran leg-spinner Todd Astle has retired from pink ball cricket. He has mentioned goodbye to first-class cricket to give attention to restricted overs cricket. Along with this, he won’t play for New Zealand A within the upcoming first-class collection in opposition to India-A. 33-year-old Astley's Test profession was near eight, however he performed solely 5 Test matches.
A collection of two first-class matches will probably be performed between New Zealand A and New Zealand A vs India A. <! –
The first match will probably be performed on 30 January and the second match on 7 February.
Test cricket wants extra time
Aisley, who made his debut in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2012, performed the final Test match in opposition to Australia not too long ago in Sydney. Astley mentioned that it was his dream to play Test cricket and it’s an honor for him that he received an opportunity to guide his nation. He mentioned about Test cricket that the pink ball is the cricket peak, but it surely additionally requires extra time. Astley had an opportunity to play his third Test match within the collection in opposition to Australia, however the Kiwi workforce was defeated in that collection.
More than 300 wickets in first-class cricket
Todd Astle took 334 wickets for 119 first-class matches for his workforce Canterbury. He ended his pink ball profession as the very best wicket taker in First Class cricket for Canterbury. New Zealand selector Gavin Larson has wished Astley for his Test cricket profession.
Played 12 restricted overs matches for the nation
Todd Astle took this step to focus his consideration on restricted overs cricket. He has performed 12 limited-overs cricket matches for New Zealand, of which 9 ODIs and three T20 matches. Astley, who made his ODI debut in 2017 in opposition to the West Indies, has taken 10 wickets with 79 runs. At the identical time, he has taken three wickets in T20 cricket. Astley made his T20I debut in 2016 in opposition to Pakistan.