Ryder, McCullum Named In New Zealand XI

Jesse Ryder
Jesse Ryder will feature for the New Zealand XI against the West Indies
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Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum are two of the seven New Zealand internationals who will line up against the West Indies in a tour game that begins on 27th November.

The team includes a number of Otago and Canterbury players, as those two teams will not be playing domestic cricket during the period of the three-day game.

Ryder's inclusion is the latest chapter in a remarkable personal story of triumph overcoming near disaster. In March of this year he was in an induced coma following an assault in Christchurch but has subsequently marked his comeback from both injury and a drugs suspension with a century on his first-class debut for Otago.

McCullum is making a good recovery from back problems that saw him return home from Bangladesh early and he will lead the side.

Todd Astle, Dean Brownlie, Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford are the other players in the team with international experience.

Meanwhile, Aaron Redmond and Jeet Raval will open the batting for the West Indian side as they won't have a full team in the country due to the ongoing One-Day International series in India.

New Zealand XI: Brendon McCullum (captain), Todd Astle, James Baker, Dean Brownlie, Mark Craig, Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Andrew Mathieson, Hamish Rutherford, Jesse Ryder, Anurag Verma

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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