Munro to solely focus on limited overs cricket

Colin Munro give up red-ball career Test cricket New Zealand

Colin Munro: “My passion for that format of the game isn’t what it once was”

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New Zealand opener Colin Munro has become the latest player to turn his back on red-ball cricket and focus on the limited overs formats.

Munro admitted that while he wanted to represent New Zealand in Tests in the past, his passion for the longer format has deteriorated.

Munro featured in one Test in 2013, but was never able to break back into the Test side after that.

However, he has now become an instrumental part of New Zealand’s ODI and Twenty20 squads. In fact, he currently holds the record for the most Twenty20 International hundreds with three.

“It would be fair to say that my focus hasn’t been on four-day cricket this season and my passion for that format of the game isn’t what it once was,” Munro was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “I’m still 100% committed to playing for the Black Caps and Auckland Aces in the shorter formats and have some big goals I’d like to achieve in the next couple of years.

“Obviously with the World Cup next year I’d love to give myself the best chance of making that squad and that’s where my main focus is.”

Munro’s decision to shelve his red-ball career comes after England spinner Adil Rashid and opener Alex Hales did the same thing last month.

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