Twenty20 news May 16, 2010

Ryder out of USA Twenty20s

Cricinfo staff

Jesse Ryder is flying home to New Zealand after an elbow injury forced him out of the two Twenty20s against Sri Lanka in the United States next weekend. Ryder, who has just returned from a long-term stomach problem, left the squad to get a thorough assessment of the complaint, which hampered him throughout the World Twenty20.

"The focus for him now is the Sri Lanka tour [in August]," the team manager Dave Currie said. "So he has returned to assess the extent of the injury and to get ready for that tour."

While Ryder exits the team, Andy McKay is re-entering it to replace Shane Bond, who retired on Friday. The coach Mark Greatbatch said McKay's selection was a good opportunity for him to join the squad and prepare for the trip to Sri Lanka.

"We brought Andy into the frame during the summer series against Bangladesh and he showed us some things we haven't had before, with a left-armer swinging it at good pace," Greatbatch said. "It is a good opportunity for him to play against a subcontinent side [Sri Lanka] before we tour there."

New Zealand were originally scheduled to play three Twenty20 matches against Sri Lanka in Florida, but that has been reduced to two due to the quality of the lights at the Broward County Regional Park stadium. Those games will occur next Saturday and Sunday.

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  • Devon on May 20, 2010, 10:40 GMT

    Actually BJ Watling is the backup keeper for ND.

    1. B.McCullum 2. Watling (K) 3. Williamson 4. Taylor 5. Vettori (C) 6. N.McCullum 7.Styris 8. Butler 9. Mills 10. Southee 11. McKay

    bowlers then are: Williamson, Taylor (part timer), Vettori, N.McCullum, Styris, Butler, Mills, Southee, McKay - plenty of options :D

  • michael on May 20, 2010, 3:35 GMT

    @Alex Sibley- Maybe could be a reasonable idea but would that not take away him as a bowling option? 1.Macintosh 2.Guptill 3.Williamson 4.Taylor 5.Rhyder 6. McCullem 7. Vettori 8.Franklin???? 9.Southee 10.Mills 11.Mckay. The bowling attack is looking pretty slim without Bond.

  • Dummy4 on May 16, 2010, 22:57 GMT

    i think this is such a shame as Jesse Ryder in my opinion is one of NZ's best batsmen.. he has all the time in the world to play his shots, and never looks rushed.. along with taylor & mccullum they are very class players ..

    great opportunity for the selectors to pick williamson for the sri lanka tour i agree .. and maybe, (this is a wild idea i know but) how about giving williamson the gloves if mccullum doesnt want to keep anymore .. williamson is backup keeper for northern districts and is such a fine batsman anyway to get him in the team would be great

  • Dummy4 on May 16, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    Well I just hope that this does not end up like the last time where we were deprived of watching someone like Jesse for months on end, and without a doubt he has been one of the most exciting openers the world of cricket has seen in the past couple of years. With a little more luck and fitness we could really be in for a treat and that goes for the bowlers as well. We're all behind you Jess; and we know your best is yet to come.

  • Sanket on May 16, 2010, 7:24 GMT

    its good that andy has been given a chance he is not in the same class as bond but he is the best possible replacement in nz and being a left armer he provides much needed variety i hope that he does well and gets selected for the tests in sl i think kane williamson should replace ryder. ie redmond can open,taylor can bat at 3 and kane can slot in at 4.he was selected in squad for final test vs aus but was not given his debut bcoz of a green topped wicket against a strong bowling attack but lankan bowling attack is not as dangerous as south africa england or australia and pitches in usa i guess shud be much better for batting than nz pitches

  • Dummy4 on May 16, 2010, 5:37 GMT

    which broadcaster is showing the event live???

  • Neil on May 16, 2010, 4:05 GMT

    It will be a real shame if Jesse ends up having a Shane Bond-like career with patches of brilliance between long injury layoffs. He is a very quick scorer but he does it without taking obvious risks. A perfect foil for the outright aggression of McCullum when opening ODIs and T20 games.

    I wonder if this arm injury is related to the incident a couple of years ago when he was very drunk and injured his arm punching a door or something? Whatever it is, I hope it heals quickly and we get to see him playing a few years without interruption, because his temperament will improve a great deal.

  • Dummy4 on May 16, 2010, 2:45 GMT

    I will be there cheering for New Zealand !

  • Dummy4 on May 16, 2010, 2:44 GMT

    I will be there cheering for New Zealand !

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