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Jesse Ryder
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Jesse Ryder

New Zealand|Allrounder
Jesse Ryder

INTL CAREER: 2008 - 2014

Full Name

Jesse Daniel Ryder

Born

August 06, 1984, Masterton, Wellington

Age

36y 276d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Allrounder

Education

Napier Boys High

TEAMS

Jesse Ryder's short-arm pulls, his flicks off the hip, and the pick-up shots off the toes evoke sunny lazy afternoons; his life off the field is straight from dark winter nights. Abandoned by his separated parents, Ryder spent his teenage years bouncing around friends' houses and sleeping in their couches. Along the way he began playing indoor cricket, and turned out to be pretty damn good at it. Those formative years without boundaries or direction also formed the basis of the alcohol trouble that has been a companion almost throughout his adult life.

If that hint of vulnerability, that rebellious streak, that human touch in an increasingly robotic world of sport, endeared Ryder to the public, the failure to keep that promise of talent and the tendency to not learn from indiscretions frustrated in equal measure. At his best Ryder makes batting look easy, bowls decent dibbly dobblies, fields superbly at gully (don't believe Adam Parore who said Ryder was too fat to play for New Zealand), spends hours signing autographs for kids, and is a shy little kid when in public. When not at his best he has got into ugly bar incidents, has signed for Ireland when on the verge of breaking into the New Zealand side, has got into drinking trouble again and again, and has played only 18 Tests and 48 ODIs after making his debut in 2008.

In 2012, working closely with friend and manager Aaron Klee, Ryder decided that playing international cricket put too stern a demand on him psychologically and emotionally, and went on a sabbatical. He worked hard, got fitter, got therapy, boxed a little, came back to domestic cricket, and just when it seemed he was approaching a happy space in life he was assaulted brutally outside a suburban Christchurch bar in March 2013. He was in for more trouble later in the year, when he was banned six months for consuming a banned substance: the New Zealand Sports Tribunal ruled Ryder had consumed the substance unwittingly, as part of a pill supplement for his weight-reduction programme, and he was suspended till October.

Still, he won another recall for New Zealand, scoring what was the seventh-fastest ODI hundred - off 46 balls - against West Indies in January 2014, in the same match that Corey Anderson broke the record. A month later, he missed out on a first Test appearance in more than two years after indulging in another late night. An impressive county season in England with Essex - where his bowling was a revelation - led to calls for him to be considered for the World Cup but, after pulling out of a New Zealand A tour to the UAE for personal reasons, he was left out of the 30-man squad.
Sidharth Monga

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test18332126920140.93229955.19361466120
ODI48421136210733.21142995.313615238150
T20I222114576222.85358127.6503471870
FC13121419878423645.0425401260
List A17816611559213636.07560599.761134590
T2014814383460107*25.622382145.25125378150460
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test181549228052/72/1556.003.4198.40000
ODI4819407412123/293/2934.336.0733.90000
T20I225606821/21/234.006.8030.00000
FC131939846571556/4730.042.9760.60272
List A17818591782494/394/3936.365.7537.90100
T20148569151200335/275/2736.367.8627.70010
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Central D vs Wellington69 & 391/25 & 0/817-Mar-2018WellingtonFC
Central D vs Auckland230/209-Mar-2018AucklandFC
Central D vs Otago12 & 28--01-Mar-2018NapierFC
Central D vs Auckland5--24-Feb-2018New PlymouthList A
Central D vs Auckland53*--17-Feb-2018New PlymouthList A

Photos


Jesse Ryder watches a ball race away
Jesse Ryder was bowled when he came down the pitch at Josh Poysden
Jesse Ryder provided a brisk start for Central Districts
Jesse Ryder and Ravi Bopara were effective with their medium pace
Jesse Ryder in action for Essex
Jesse Ryder was comprehensively bowled by Mitchell Starc