John Hastings, the injury-prone veteran Australian paceman, has retired from first-class and 50-over cricket.
According to a report in Fairfax, the 31-year-old informed Victorian teammates earlier this week of his decision. Hastings will no longer play for Victoria but is set to continue in the Big Bash League for the Melbourne Stars, where he was recently announced as captain.
Hastings played just the one Test – finishing with match figures of 1/153 against South Africa at the WACA in 2012. However, he had an excellent first-class career claiming 239 wickets from 75 matches at an average of 27. He also had a respectable batting average of 22. Hastings was part of Victoria’s Sheffield Shield triumph in 2009-10.