Christchurch: New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has set a fast-paced one-century record, calling the time of his international career and signing a three-year deal with USA Major League Cricket (MLC).
The 29-year-old, who played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 T20Is for New Zealand, has not participated in any Black Caps assignment for the past two years.
In 93 international matches across formats, he scored 2277 runs with two centuries and 10 fifties. He also took 90 wickets.
“It’s a great honor and (I’m) very proud to represent New Zealand,” said Anderson, who holds the record for fastest ODI century in 36 innings against the West Indies in 2013, ‘Cricbuzz’.
His 36-year century against the West Indies on New Year’s Day in 2014 was the fastest ODI century in a single year, before AB de Villiers broke the record with 31 deliveries against the same opposition.
Anderson regretted not being able to play more international matches for his country.
“I would love to achieve and play more but it will sometimes, and different opportunities will arise and send you in a direction you never thought possible. NZDC is very appreciative of everything I’ve done.”
Anderson played for Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and was part of New Zealand’s runners-up finish at the 2015 World Cup.
However, his career is affected by many injuries, including stress fractures, groin injuries and chronic back problems. He last played T20I for New Zealand in November 2018.
“It’s not an easy decision. I have been asked a lot of questions. What do I want to do now or what do I want to achieve in the next two years, five years, 10 years?” He said.
“As you get older, you think about life a little more broadly. And obviously, my fianc,, Mary Margaret, who was born and raised in America, has a great role to play in it because she sacrificed so much for me.
“So, when the opportunity came, we thought it would be better to live in America, not just for my cricket, but for the best of both of us.”
Anderson recently appeared in the Caribbean Premier League for the Barbados Trident in August.

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