Ryder Back In New Zealand ODI Squad

Jesse Ryder
Jesse Ryder is set to return to international cricket following a good season with Otago
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New Zealand have handed a recall to Jesse Ryder, naming him in their One-Day International squad to play the West Indies nine months after he was fighting for his life in Christchurch.

He suffered life-threatening injuries after being assaulted in Christchurch in March before making a full recovery.

After marking his first game with new team Otago with a century, he was called up to a New Zealand XI to play the West Indies but he eventually missed out.

Now, however, after scoring 454 first-class runs this season, he has been given an opportunity to add to his 39 ODI appearances.

"Jesse gives us added fire power at the top of the order and he has a proven international record," General Manager National Selection Bruce Edgar said.

Also returning after a lengthy absence is Martin Guptill, who missed the recent tours to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka after undergoing ankle surgery and recovering from a finger fracture.

Missing out to accommodate the returns of Guptill and Ryder are Neil Broom and Hamish Rutherford while Granth Elliott and Tom Latham have also been left out with Brendon McCullum back to captain the side and Ross Taylor, who also missed the Bangladesh series, back as well.

Anton Devcich, who made his debut in Bangladesh is omitted, Rob Nicol and Andrew Ellis all miss out as New Zealand have the luxury of being able to pick what they see as their first-choice squad.

The first of five ODIs is in Auckland on 26th December.

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

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Fixtures & Results

3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets