Bangladesh v New Zealand 2010 September 12, 2010

Injured Styris misses Bangladesh tour

Cricinfo staff

A back stress fracture has ruled the allrounder Scott Styris out of New Zealand's upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Styris, who played in the tri-series in Sri Lanka last month, faces up to eight weeks of strength work for the lumbar problem before resuming training.

"I was looking forward to the Bangladesh tour and am disappointed to be unavailable," Styris said. "I'm aiming to be ready for action by the start of the Indian series [in India in November]. Of course this decision will be made along with the New Zealand Cricket medical team."

Styris, 35, remains a key figure in the country's limited-overs teams and will hope to stay in contention for the World Cup squad early next year. The team's medical staff hopes to start him on a bowling plan in the middle of October. New Zealand leave for Bangladesh at the end of the month.

New Zealand leave for Bangladesh at the end of the month to prepare for five one-day internationals. Martin Guptill has been dropped from the squad and will tour Zimbabwe with the A team instead after being told by the selectors to regain his form. Jesse Ryder is back from an elbow injury, which ruled him out of the Sri Lanka tri-series, while Hamish Bennett, the uncapped fast bowler from Canterbury, is also in the 15-match outfit.

"Hamish has been included in the squad on the back of a solid NZA tour and multiple successful domestic seasons," the coach Mark Greatbatch said. "He is an exciting fast bowler and we are sure he will make the most of this opportunity."

New Zealand squad Daniel Vettori (capt), Hamish Bennett, Grant Elliott, Brendon McCullum (wk), Nathan McCullum, Andy McKay, Kyle Mills, Jesse Ryder, Aaron Redmond, Tim Southee, Shanan Stewart, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson.

1st ODI, 5 October, Mirpur
2nd ODI, 8 October, Mirpur
3rd ODI, 11 October, Mirpur
4th ODI, 14 October, Mirpur
5th ODI, 17 October, Mirpur

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  • Dummy4 on September 18, 2010, 23:13 GMT

    I agree with Tom, there are far better bowling choices than Bennet and I think Jamie How should be selected for the black caps tour to Bangladesh because he is in great form and he is a good replacement for Guptil, if he does well then the selectors have another option for the world cup say if Mccullum or Ryder got injured.

  • Dummy4 on September 15, 2010, 0:14 GMT

    Bennett? Really? There are far better bowlers in NZ first class cricket. Daniel Vettori just needs to look to his own province to see guys like Aldridge and Bradley Scott who have much better records than Bennett and who deserve a chance at the highest level. Even someone like Michael Bates would be a better choice. I really hope Bennett proves me wrong, but I think the selectors have made a cock-up.

  • Dummy4 on September 13, 2010, 3:07 GMT

    NZ will have a good practice in the subcontinent before the world cup. I want BD to pull out some games if possible.. : )

  • Dummy4 on September 12, 2010, 23:37 GMT

    In terms of lineup, I agree with Dyldog_NZ, except Nathan McCullum for Watling. Interesting that there's no Patel given that the World Cup is on the subcontinent. They must be expecting Kane to do a fair share with his offies. In terms of bowling, the WC squad might not be too far from what they're taking here. As a Timaru Boys' Old Boy, am excited about seeing Bennett in action.

  • Dummy4 on September 12, 2010, 19:16 GMT

    Welcome to Bangladesh........yes, strong squad, but Styris and Guptill could have strengthened the team per i think....

  • Dylan on September 12, 2010, 10:26 GMT

    Looks like a strong squad and I am really looking forward to seeing Ryder play again. Good to see the selectors have put Guptill in the NZA squad as well, a smart move that should give him a wake up call. Now if I were in charge of naming the team for the first ODI, it would go like: 1. McCullum 2. Ryder 3. Watling 4. Taylor 5. Williamson 6. Elliot 7. Vettori 8. Tuffey 9. Mills 10. Southee 11. McKay

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