Jesse Ryder Profile
by CricketArchive

Player:JD Ryder

DateLine: 9th December 2008


Jesse Ryder finally got his wish of a national call-up in January 2008, when he was named in the ODI and Twenty20 squads to take on England and he quickly showed that he has the potential to be an explosive opening batsman - and he's a useful occasional medium-pacer as well. Ryder impressed with 196 runs at 49 in the five ODIs against England but ruined his chances of a trip for the return series by putting a hand through a glass window, after an evening of apparent drinking. The action came down for heavy criticism from New Zealand Cricket and Ryder was expected to be out for three months. However, the selectors showed faith in him with a national contract for 2008-09, and was selected in New Zealand's one-day squad for their tour of England, but Ryder was still injured and left on the sidelines. He had to wait till the tour of Bangladesh for his comeback and made his Test debut in the Chittagong Test.