West Indies in New Zealand 2013-14 December 19, 2013

Ryder recalled to one-day squad

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Jesse Ryder has been recalled to New Zealand colours for the first time since February 2012 as part of a 13-man squad for the one-day series against West Indies.

Elsewhere in the squad, Martin Guptill has returned from injury and will partner Ryder at the top of the order, meaning that Tom Latham misses out. Tim Southee will miss the first two matches of the series to have a toe problem dealt with, but is expected to return for the third ODI in Queenstown.

Ryder has not played at international level after being dropped for disciplinary issues during the one-day series against South Africa. He has since had to serve a six-month suspension for taking banned stimulants, a period which coincided with his recovery from the serious assault he suffered in Christchurch earlier this year.

Bruce Edgar, the national selector, said it was a credit to his perseverance that he has responded to so many setbacks. "He's in great form and he's in a great space. Go back a number of months ago and it could have been the end of his career. He's come back with a vengeance and wants to play well and play for the Blackcaps, and that's what we want."

Since returning to domestic cricket for Otago, following a move away from Wellington, he has scored 454 runs at 64.85 in four Plunket Shield matches. There has been understandable caution about Ryder's return to the New Zealand fold, but Ryder is now ready to put a tough period behind him.

"I set the goal to make it back earlier this year and it is a great end to a tough year for me," Ryder said. "I'm more motivated than ever to perform for the Blackcaps."

And there won't be any extra safety nets put in place for Ryder's return. "Jesse is in the team environment so there's plenty of support in that environment," Edgar said.

It has also been confirmed that Luke Ronchi will have the wicketkeeping gloves throughout the series. Last week Mike Hesson, the New Zealand coach, confirmed that Brendon McCullum's days as a wicketkeeper were over due to his back problems.

Adam Milne, the 21-year-old Central Districts pace bowler, who was part of the squad in Sri Lanka has been retained despite not taking a wicket in those three matches.

Squad: Brendon McCullum (capt), Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson

Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • on December 20, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Milne has been kept to enhance "M" effect. Out of 12 names 7 are having "M" effect!!!!!

  • DJRNZ on December 19, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    If all NZs players are fit and in a bit of form then they will be serious contenders for the world cup,

  • Yes.Valkyries on December 19, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    Southee is the one of the best ODI bowler in the World.He is awesome depth bowler no doubt. Jesse is back which is the good sign for NZ. Bothe Guptill and Jesse are back with long interval so selectors have be patience. Latham is better than Ronchi. Neil Broom, Paul Devcich, Boult, Bracewell and Franklin are missing. Guptill, Devcich, Kane, Taylor, Ryder/Anderson, Brendon, Latham, Nathan, Mills, Bracewell, McClenaghan. Southee will join after two matches then he has to replace Bracewell or Mills.

  • on December 19, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    We will now watch New Zealand two best openers to open the innings..... I am very much excited....

  • on December 19, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    Its a Wonderful News for Cricket... What a Champions & a Blaster.. Welcome Ryder...

  • CricketChat on December 19, 2013, 13:03 GMT

    Come on Ryder! This may be your last chance to fulfill your potential and justify all the faith your fans and NZ administrators have in your abilities backed you through your toughest times. Time to pack back with your performances! Wishing you all the best!

  • on December 19, 2013, 12:34 GMT

    Michael Papps should have been recalled.. should be given an opportunity again ..

  • SamWintson92 on December 19, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    I would've had the inform Trent Boult who is picking up loads of wickets or Ian Butler in place of Adam Milne. Milne has just got 1 wicket in 5 ODIs at 145, just not good enough. Apart from this, good selection & Vettori is unavailable for selection.

    My XI for 1st 2 ODIs: 1 Guptill 2 Ryder 3 Williamson 4 R Taylor 5 McCullum (WK) 6 Ronchi (WK) 7 C Anderson 8 Neesham 9 N McCullum 10 Mills 11 McClenaghan. 12th men: Munro

  • corzaNZ on December 19, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    A lot of talk about Latham being axed... i think they've done the right thing in retaining Ronchi as he will bat down the order for late runs and hitting in the powerplay. Our top order is pretty stacked, i cant see a place for Latham to fit in. Having said that though, Latham should be next picked in the batting top 5 if someone is to go down or if Ronchi doesn't perform

  • on December 19, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    reply : Posted by Hoady on (December 19, 2013, 7:51 GMT) Ryder is a joke. He's a hangover from the NZ slap and giggle generation that I thought we had seen the back of. Invest in someone who will show the opportunity some respect and give 100% every time they go out.

    Lets just let the stats do the talking... seems you don't know what your talking about, everyone should get a proper 2nd chance. Maybe 2nd and last but i would put money on it.

  • on December 20, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Milne has been kept to enhance "M" effect. Out of 12 names 7 are having "M" effect!!!!!

  • DJRNZ on December 19, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    If all NZs players are fit and in a bit of form then they will be serious contenders for the world cup,

  • Yes.Valkyries on December 19, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    Southee is the one of the best ODI bowler in the World.He is awesome depth bowler no doubt. Jesse is back which is the good sign for NZ. Bothe Guptill and Jesse are back with long interval so selectors have be patience. Latham is better than Ronchi. Neil Broom, Paul Devcich, Boult, Bracewell and Franklin are missing. Guptill, Devcich, Kane, Taylor, Ryder/Anderson, Brendon, Latham, Nathan, Mills, Bracewell, McClenaghan. Southee will join after two matches then he has to replace Bracewell or Mills.

  • on December 19, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    We will now watch New Zealand two best openers to open the innings..... I am very much excited....

  • on December 19, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    Its a Wonderful News for Cricket... What a Champions & a Blaster.. Welcome Ryder...

  • CricketChat on December 19, 2013, 13:03 GMT

    Come on Ryder! This may be your last chance to fulfill your potential and justify all the faith your fans and NZ administrators have in your abilities backed you through your toughest times. Time to pack back with your performances! Wishing you all the best!

  • on December 19, 2013, 12:34 GMT

    Michael Papps should have been recalled.. should be given an opportunity again ..

  • SamWintson92 on December 19, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    I would've had the inform Trent Boult who is picking up loads of wickets or Ian Butler in place of Adam Milne. Milne has just got 1 wicket in 5 ODIs at 145, just not good enough. Apart from this, good selection & Vettori is unavailable for selection.

    My XI for 1st 2 ODIs: 1 Guptill 2 Ryder 3 Williamson 4 R Taylor 5 McCullum (WK) 6 Ronchi (WK) 7 C Anderson 8 Neesham 9 N McCullum 10 Mills 11 McClenaghan. 12th men: Munro

  • corzaNZ on December 19, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    A lot of talk about Latham being axed... i think they've done the right thing in retaining Ronchi as he will bat down the order for late runs and hitting in the powerplay. Our top order is pretty stacked, i cant see a place for Latham to fit in. Having said that though, Latham should be next picked in the batting top 5 if someone is to go down or if Ronchi doesn't perform

  • on December 19, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    reply : Posted by Hoady on (December 19, 2013, 7:51 GMT) Ryder is a joke. He's a hangover from the NZ slap and giggle generation that I thought we had seen the back of. Invest in someone who will show the opportunity some respect and give 100% every time they go out.

    Lets just let the stats do the talking... seems you don't know what your talking about, everyone should get a proper 2nd chance. Maybe 2nd and last but i would put money on it.

  • VanceStandEnd on December 19, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    Looking forward to seeing Ryder back in the team. Hopefully this will signal his return to tests for the India series, giving NZ two experienced batsmen averaging over 40. There is a lot of firepower in the top order of the ODI team so I'd rather have Watling in there to steady the ship along with the big lower order hitters (Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham - take your pick) in the event of a collapse.

  • Shazzada on December 19, 2013, 8:25 GMT

    RYDER/Guptill/Williomson/Taylor/Mccullum/Anderson/Ronchi/N macullum/Mills/Southee/Mc clegnen......................... this squad for T20 & ODIs can outclass any side in the world

  • on December 19, 2013, 7:51 GMT

    no latham what are the selectors doing milne retained and latham axed

  • Hoady on December 19, 2013, 7:51 GMT

    Ryder is a joke. He's a hangover from the NZ slap and giggle generation that I thought we had seen the back of. Invest in someone who will show the opportunity some respect and give 100% every time they go out.

  • K_Jan on December 19, 2013, 7:31 GMT

    Excited to see brave Ryder back to team.

  • on December 19, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Latham OUT? He is so unlucky to be out

  • jplterrors on December 19, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    strong looking squad and a shoe in 4 the world cup, dissapointing for the likes of Latham and Elliot who wd walk into any other Int side!

  • thenoostar on December 19, 2013, 6:46 GMT

    @jamesX because 50 from Ronchi is likely to win a match where 50 from watling is likely to lose a match.

  • shooting on December 19, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Watling should be there as keeper unless he doesnt want to be be playing ODI's which must be the case, regardless Latham over Ronchi any day of the week.

  • karan.kakkar22 on December 19, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    Its gud to see the Ryder back. Lets see his performance.

  • JamesX on December 19, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    NZ selectors have abandoned all logic by selecting Luke Ronchi, a guy who averages 20 in ODI's, 28 in List A 50 over cricket and performed abysmally in the world cup over BJ Watling who averages 30 in ODI's and 40 in List A 50 over cricket. There is literally no justification for his selection, it defies belief.

  • on December 19, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    Hopefully this is last chance saloon for Ryder. Should he screw up or fail to perform for any reason he must be dropped for good from the national set-up...to have him in ahead of the likes of strong recent performers like Watling doesn't speak highly of the selection process. It seems to be more a nod by NZCC in the direction of increased gate sales given Ryder's over-inflated reputation.

  • shirl on December 19, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    Really pleased to hear Jesse will make a return at international level after the assult. Hope he does well. Go NZ, beat WI!!

  • on December 19, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Latham performs better and gets dropped.. RIP LOGIC

  • kiwicricketnut on December 19, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    this is a very strong looking odi line up but i disagree with ronchi being ahead of latham as the keeper, latham i think has earned a spot in that team and showed a glimpse of what he is capable of in srilanka, i know there is a log jam at the top of the order but there is no reason latham can't bat down the order, other than that it is a top looking odi squad

  • Anil_Koshy on December 19, 2013, 3:48 GMT

    If Kiwis play consistent cricket, they can be world beaters, with hard hitters like McCullum, Ryder and world class batsman like Taylor, plus Williamson and Guptil, they can beat any team in the world.

  • hogan11 on December 19, 2013, 3:32 GMT

    Watling should be there. Elliot a little unlucky.

  • on December 19, 2013, 3:27 GMT

    i think nz is going to be a great unit they hav a very good bunch of players under a very innovative captain go black caps

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  • on December 19, 2013, 3:27 GMT

    i think nz is going to be a great unit they hav a very good bunch of players under a very innovative captain go black caps

  • hogan11 on December 19, 2013, 3:32 GMT

    Watling should be there. Elliot a little unlucky.

  • Anil_Koshy on December 19, 2013, 3:48 GMT

    If Kiwis play consistent cricket, they can be world beaters, with hard hitters like McCullum, Ryder and world class batsman like Taylor, plus Williamson and Guptil, they can beat any team in the world.

  • kiwicricketnut on December 19, 2013, 4:04 GMT

    this is a very strong looking odi line up but i disagree with ronchi being ahead of latham as the keeper, latham i think has earned a spot in that team and showed a glimpse of what he is capable of in srilanka, i know there is a log jam at the top of the order but there is no reason latham can't bat down the order, other than that it is a top looking odi squad

  • on December 19, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Latham performs better and gets dropped.. RIP LOGIC

  • shirl on December 19, 2013, 5:19 GMT

    Really pleased to hear Jesse will make a return at international level after the assult. Hope he does well. Go NZ, beat WI!!

  • on December 19, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    Hopefully this is last chance saloon for Ryder. Should he screw up or fail to perform for any reason he must be dropped for good from the national set-up...to have him in ahead of the likes of strong recent performers like Watling doesn't speak highly of the selection process. It seems to be more a nod by NZCC in the direction of increased gate sales given Ryder's over-inflated reputation.

  • JamesX on December 19, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    NZ selectors have abandoned all logic by selecting Luke Ronchi, a guy who averages 20 in ODI's, 28 in List A 50 over cricket and performed abysmally in the world cup over BJ Watling who averages 30 in ODI's and 40 in List A 50 over cricket. There is literally no justification for his selection, it defies belief.

  • karan.kakkar22 on December 19, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    Its gud to see the Ryder back. Lets see his performance.

  • shooting on December 19, 2013, 6:22 GMT

    Watling should be there as keeper unless he doesnt want to be be playing ODI's which must be the case, regardless Latham over Ronchi any day of the week.