Elliott to reassess future after World T20

New Zealand

New Zealand allrounder Grant Elliott says he will reassess his future in the game after the World T20 next year, which takes place in India from 11 March to 3 April.

Elliott, who will turn 37 during the global tournament on the subcontinent, says he is enjoying the environment under captain Brendon McCullum.

Speaking to Stuff.co.nz, Elliott said: "I've enjoyed it so much in this environment, it really has been rewarding playing with the guys and the way that the culture has changed has been awesome.

"As long as I'm enjoying it and performing I'll play as long as I can. You spend quite a bit of time away from home, and there are work opportunities, so I'll just assess it at the end of the World T20.

"I really want to aim towards that and it'd be great to play in two World Cups within a year."  

The South Africa-born player of course played in the 50-over World Cup earlier this year, a tournament that was co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Elliott became a hero in his adopted nation when he hit a six off the last ball of the semi-final against the Proteas to send the Black Caps to their first ever World Cup final.

The right-handed Elliott said: "I've never really played cricket for the attention; but it's great to get positive attention rather than negative… People [still] come up and say 'thanks a lot'.

"Everyone remembers where they were during that semi-final. We have amazing memories as a team."