Corey Anderson retired from New Zealand Cricket: Former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has announced retirement from international cricket. The Kiwis rookie all-rounder Corey Anderson has been in and out of the cricket team due to injuries. Anderson has represented the national team in 13 Tests, 49 ODIs, and 31 T20Is. Apart from international experience, he has played a lot of domestic cricket all across the world. Some of them are - Barbados Tridents, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore (in IPL), Lahore Qalandars (in PSL), Northern Districts, Somerset, and New Zealand Under-19s, etc.
In the latest development, Anderson gear up to play in international cricket for the US as he has signed a three-year contract with the upcoming Major Cricket T20 League. Now out of action in international cricket due to issues with some fluctuant injuries, Anderson is looking to US cricket as his fiance is American.
Anderson has played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs, and 31 T20I. The Kiwis all-rounder has scored 683 runs in Tests, 1109 runs in ODIs, and 485 runs in T20Is. The 29-year-old has played last time for New Zealand back in 2018.
He became popular when he amassed a record fastest ODI century off just 36 balls against the West Indies in Queenstown in 2014 and played a big role in New Zealand's run to the final of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, scoring 231 runs at an average of 33 and scalping 14 wickets.
On his retirement, Anderson said, "It's been a huge honor and extremely proud to represent New Zealand.”
"As you get older you think about life a little bit more broadly as well. And obviously, my fiancée, Mary Margaret, who's born and raised in America, she's had a massive part to play in that because she's sacrificed so much for me, by moving to New Zealand, getting immersed in a different culture there and supporting me through a lot of tough times with injuries and time out of cricket.
"So, when the opportunity arose, we thought that living in America is the best thing, not only for my cricket, but it's the best thing for both of us in general as well," he told ANI.
"I would have loved to have achieved and played more but just is what it is sometimes, and different opportunities arise and send you in a direction you never thought would be a possibility. Very appreciative of everything that NZC has done for me, he added.