Injured Styris misses Bangladesh tour
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