Wellington - New Zealand opening batsman Colin Munro has
made himself unavailable for Test selection to concentrate on his career in
Twenty20 and one-day internationals.
The South African-born batsman has played only one test for
New Zealand, against South Africa in 2013. He is also ruled himself out of New
Zealand's domestic four-day competition for the remainder of the season, though
he averages 51.58 in 48 first-class games.
Munro, who is the world's top-ranked batsman in Twenty20
cricket, said "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. Obviously with the World Cup next year I'd love to give
myself the best chance of making that squad."