New Zealand news November 22, 2013

Injured Ryder to miss WI tour game

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder's comeback to international cricket has been stalled after he was ruled out of West Indies' tour match against New Zealand XI due to multiple, minor injuries.

In a statement, Otago Cricket Association said that the batsman had injured his left knee while bowling and was struck on a finger while batting against Canterbury in a Plunket Shield match in Rangiora this week.

Otago's captain Derek de Boorder will replace Ryder in the New Zealand XI squad for the three-day tour game to be played from November 27 in Lincoln.

According to Otago Cricket, Ryder picked up a minor knee injury while bowling on the first day and experienced discomfort as the day wore on. Ryder bowled six overs in the first innings, and only one in the second innings. He also scored 120 in the first innings and was struck on the finger while batting. He aggravated the injury while fielding in the slips.

The injuries are not serious as Otago pyhsiotherapist James Montgomery said: "With it being so early in the season, the decision has been made to let Jesse rest and fully recover. This will give us the best opportunity of ensuring that neither injury develops into an ongoing concern."

Ryder was hospitalised earlier this year after being assaulted in Christchurch and also served a six-month ban for failing a dope test.

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  • Dummy4 on November 27, 2013, 1:26 GMT

    @Nick. I don't mean to be unkind but you're dreaming mate. BMac shouldn't even be in the team let alone opening. He hasn't contributed in a long long time. I love BMac, but he's good for nothing but T20. He wouldn't even make it into my ODI team. A decent innings one in ten is not good enough for a player - let alone a captain.

  • Dummy4 on November 26, 2013, 7:28 GMT

    get this man back in the team so mc cullum can return to opener so we have a proper team again

  • Dummy4 on November 25, 2013, 4:09 GMT

    Has anyone else seen the conflict in the West Indies schedule on Cricinfo. West indies are scheduled to play the 3rd ODI in India and a tour game in New Zealand on the same day - Nov 27th - according to Cricinfo's schedule.

  • William on November 23, 2013, 23:12 GMT

    this is disappointing but at least he wont be risked because he needs to return to the blackcaps asap.I, like many others want him to replace mcculum in the tests side but he will probably replace Anderson which will frustrate me a lot. There is a simple solution to mcculums form slump but hesson would never allow it .

  • Steve on November 22, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    Bad luck and misfortune seems to follow Ryder all the time! Don't remember a year pass by without him in some sort of bother. On a positive note, he seems to be doing the hard yards to get back to NZ team where he belongs as long as he is fit.

  • jared on November 22, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    So they lose a batter and replace him with a keeper! This was a great oppotunity to give another batsman a run against an international attack, daryl mitchell, craig or carl cahopa, micheal bracewell is in some form, is flynn gone for good? Can't understand how deborder gets ahead of specialist batters is he seriously in international contention with watling, ronchi, latham, mccullum all ahead of him, there are some very good keepers in cam fletcher and tim seifert coming through the ranks, as much as i like deborder he has missed the boat really and an oppotunity to see where a player might be at against quality international bowlers should not be wasted on the likes of deborder. Wishing ryder a speedy recovery, we need him more than ever.

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