April 2, 2009

India in New Zealand 2008-09

Jesse Ryder's new weapon

George Binoy

Jesse Ryder has a new weapon with which to attack the Indian bowlers but he isn’t planning on using it just yet. His new sponsor Gray-Nicolls gave Ryder a double-sided bat and some space-age helmets on Wednesday, the Dominion Post reported.

The bats, according to Gray-Nicolls' Cameron Black, “created quite a storm” in Australia after David Warner hit Shaun Tait on to the roof of an Adelaide Oval grandstand. Ryder, however, wasn’t so keen and did not plan to bat with it just yet. “I'm not the best player to be reverse-sweeping, so I don't practise it,” he said. “But I'll give it a go in the nets and see how it goes."


George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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