New Zealand in India 2010-11 November 23, 2010

Jesse Ryder to miss ODI series

ESPNcricinfo staff

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.

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  • KAIRAVA on November 28, 2010, 20:24 GMT

    New Zealand will have a real strong squad for the 2011 WC and the first XI would be Brendon McCullum, Ryder, Guptill, Ross Taylor, Styris, Elliott, Oram, Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Mills, McKay. Players like Tuffey, Southee, Williamson, Franklin will round up the final 15.

  • dummy4fb on November 26, 2010, 10:29 GMT

    Like your XI Moazam. Still a strong side; How is a ready-made replacement for Ryder at the top, Mckay could also slot in for Southee or Tuffey, and Franklin / Nathan McCullum likely to fight for the allrounder position, depending on the pitch. Don't bag Elliot too much, has put in quality performances against Australia and England in the past.. but not in form and unlikely to make this XI.

  • shaikulakbar on November 25, 2010, 12:28 GMT

    NZ are still a good side without Ryder. I think JF is a good replacement for Ryder who can bat at 6 or 7 and bowl well.. The current Indian Team is also fresh and would be a good contest..

  • dummy4fb on November 25, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    This is a great news Jams Franklin is finally in the team,i really hope that he performs well,I would love to see Elliot out of the team as soon as possible, Now for me the team should be 1.How,2.McCullum,3.Guptil,4.Taylor,5.Styris,6.Williamson,7.Franklin,8.Mills,9.Vettori,10.Southee,11.Tuffey.

  • anver777 on November 24, 2010, 11:35 GMT

    Most of the times for Ryder NO INJURY-BAD FORM or some sort of INJURY when he's in GOOD FORM, I really feel sorry for the poor chap.......hope he recover soon!!!!!!

  • Hindh on November 24, 2010, 9:39 GMT

    Just a little bit help from the pitch and see how the much bagged Indian bowling line up demolished the Kiwis. The ongoing SA v Pak clearly shows the so called No 1 bowling line up of SA are struggling to get even the openers of the Pak team who r a very inconsistent batting line up. So much for SA bowling.

  • Razor88 on November 24, 2010, 8:37 GMT

    Yey!!! Franklin at last. few years ago when i was playing Cricket Video games,still rem taking tons of wickets with him,made him even score lot of runs.Good Unit at No.6/7.Ryder Injury is a Real bad news for the Black Caps.He is an Good player and very aggressive too.But Kiwis have the Perfect Opportunity to get some Form in Sub - Continent before the Worldcup.It should be a test for the Bench Strength for the Indians otherwise its still an Evenly matched team by reputation.All the Big Guns Going to SA.With very Little Experience,what Happens next if India Lose ? and I'm still Wondering Y Saha was Picked Ahead of Kartick or Robin who r better batters.They have a bit of Exp in International Circuits,they sure have the cushion thanks to the Form of Gouti,Vijay and Kholi.Hope Raina Scores in the first 2 ODI and is rested,We might as we see Rohit coming in.Never Mind that,This one is Going to be a Cracker,Clearly no Favorites. It will be a Head ache if Kiwis lose to a Depleted Indian Side.

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