Kolkata: Former New Zealand International cricketer Jesse Ryder is all to set to represent the Kiwis once again and this time, it is in the Indoor Cricket World Cup beginning from the 26th of September this year.
Reports from stuff.co.nz suggest that the aggressive left-hander is one of the 12 men selected to represent New Zealand at the Indoor Cricket World Cup in Dubai. It has been almost four years since Ryder has played for New Zealand. His last outing for the Black Caps was against India at the Westpac stadium in Wellington.
A hard-hitting batsman, Ryder represented the Central Districts in New Zealand’s domestic cricket last season.
In his career from 2008-2014, he played a total of 18 Tests, 48 ODI’s and 22 T20I’s for New Zealand.
He has 1,296 runs to his name in Test cricket with a good average of 40.93. In the 50-over format, Ryder has 1,392 runs with a strike rate of 95.31 averaging 33.21.
In T20I’s, he made 457 runs which includes three fifties. He has three tons and six fifties to his name in both Test and ODI cricket. Also a useful medium pace bowler, Ryder achieved considerable success with the ball in the English County season in 2015, where he got 10 wickets in a match for the first time in his cricketing career playing for Essex.
The website of the World Indoor Cricket Federation states, “The event will attract approximately 400 players and officials and will be held over 7 days of competition from 16-23 September 2017, in Dubai’s newly renovated Insportz Club. It will bring together the indoor cricketing talent from nations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE.”
In the last edition of the Indoor Cricket World Cup, New Zealand finished runners-up as they lost the title to Australia in 2014 in Wellington.
New Zealand squad for the Indoor Cricket World Cup: Michael Barry (Captain), Nick Ward, Finn Allen, Jesse Ryder, Victor Davies, Phil Tunnicliffe, Matt Henderson, Kieran Butler, Rob Sheary, BJ Crook, Nav Patel and Ben Saunders.