A recovering Jesse Ryder has sent a message of thanks to those who have supported him in the aftermath of his assault in Christchurch earlier this week.
He suffered multiple injuries and was placed in an induced coma after being attacked following the end of Wellington's domestic season.
Jesse Ryder's manager, Aaron Klee, has confirmed that the player is on the road to recovery after being assaulted in Christchurch two days ago.
Ryder was attacked just one day before he was due to leave to play in the Indian Premier League and was induced into a coma, such were the serious nature of his injuries.
Pune Warriors roared back to winning ways, beating Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets at Pune to to the top of the Indian Premier league 2012 table.
Their victory takes them to the top once again having won three out of four games, while Chennai have lost an equal number out of five matches so far.
New Zealand have included fit-again trio James Franklin, Andy McKay and Jesse Ryder in their 14-man One-Day International squad to take on South Africa.
The three-match series gets underway in Wellington on Saturday (25th February) and Ryder has also been added to the squad for the third and final Twenty20 International in Auckland on Wednesday (22nd February).
Jesse Ryder hit 16 sixes to equal the record of maximums hit in one innings before the touring New Zealanders drew their match against Australia A.
Ryder took advantage of short boundaries at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane to hammer 175 in just 137 balls, also hitting 11 fours as New Zealand closed their second innings on 467 for six.
New Zealand have recalled fit-again pair Tim Southee and Jesse Ryder to a 13-man squad ahead of the two-Test tour to Australia.
Southee and Ryder both missed the one-off Test in Zimbabwe - which New Zealand won by 34 runs - and return ahead of the opening Test in Brisbane, which gets underway on 1st December.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will find out the extent of the knee injury he suffered during his side's Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan following an appointment in Mumbai.
Left-arm spinner Vettori's right knee dug into the ground while fielding during the game, following which he was unable to play any further part in the game.