Jesse Ryder to play for New Zealand in Indoor Cricket World Cup
Jesse Ryder, who last played for New Zealand in 2014, has returned for the Indoor Cricket World Cup that will be played in Dubai in September 2014.cricket Updated: Jul 04, 2017 17:41 IST
Jesse Ryder is all set to represent New Zealand, this time in the Indoor Cricket World Cup which will be held from September 16-23, 2017.
According to stuff.co.nz, the 32-year-old cricketer is among the 12 men selected to represent New Zealand in the Indoor Cricket World Cup to be played in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ryder had last played for New Zealand in the international circuit more than three-and-a-half years ago, when he played against India at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
The left-handed aggressive batsman and a right-arm medium bowler, Ryder had played in the New Zealand domestic circuit for the Central Districts last season.
New Zealand are the runners-up in the Indoor Cricket World Cup, having lost to Trans-Tasman rivals Australia in the 2014 edition final at Wellington.
Ryder played 18 Tests, 48 ODIs as well as 22 T20Is for New Zealand during his career spanning from 2008 to 2014. He made 1,269 runs in 18 Tests at an impressive average of 40.93.
In ODIs, he has 1,362 runs in the 50-over format at 33.21 with a strike rate of 95.31. In 22 T20Is, he has a little over 450 runs with three fifties. With the ball, he did not get many wickets, but in the English County circuit, playing for Essex, he managed to take 10 wickets for the first time in his career during the match against Glamorgan in 2015.
In both Tests and ODIs, Ryder has three centuries as well as six half-centuries.
According to the official website of World Indoor Cricket Federation Ltd, “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.”
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.