New Zealand names ODI squad
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – New Zealand have included Jesse Ryder in the one day squad for the series against West Indies starting on Boxing Day in Auckland.
The 29-year-old last played for his country in February 2012 against South Africa and has slowly returned to cricket after being viciously attacked in Christchurch in March.
Ryder has had a successful return to domestic cricket for his new side the Otago Volts scoring two centuries and two half centuries in four Plunket Shield matches.
He has played 39 ODI matches for New Zealand and has a strike rate of 89.72.
Paceman Tim Southee will miss the first two matches as he is having his big toe treated on Tuesday in Auckland and is expected to return in time for the Queenstown match on New Year’s Day.
Auckland’s Martin Guptill returns to the squad after missing the recent tours to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka through injury.
Wellington’s Luke Ronchi will take the wicket keeping gloves for the five match ODI Series ending in Hamilton on January 8.
The squad for the two ANZ Twenty20 matches, which follow the ODI series, will be named in early January. (CMC)
The New Zealand squad is as follows.