Jesse Ryder to miss ODI series
Jesse Ryder, the New Zealand batsman, will miss the ODI series in India after injuring his calf during the three-Test series. James Franklin, the 30-year-old allrounder who flew in as a replacement for the injured fast bowler Hamish Bennett during the Tests, will take Ryder's place in the squad for the five one-dayers which start later this week.
"Ryder suffered a calf injury in the first Test," New Zealand coach Mark Greatbatch said, "and, although he showed great determination to push through the discomfort in the second and third Tests, it is clear the injury has not improved. Due to the condensed nature of the tour there is insufficient time to fully recover for the one-day matches." Ryder had to bat with a runner in the third match in the third Test in Nagpur, after aggravating his injury during the match.
Ryder, who scored 274 runs in the Test series including a century at Ahmedabad, will be flying back home. "While it's obviously disappointing for Jesse, this gives James a wonderful opportunity." Greatbatch said. "His ability with the bat and the ball make him the ideal replacement."
Franklin has played 75 ODIs but lost his national contract earlier this year and has not represented New Zealand since the home series against Australia which ended in March. He had a highly productive county season, topping Gloucestershire's one-day run tally with 511 at 73.00, including two centuries.