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Jesse Ryder part of the New Zealand squad for Indoor Cricket World Cup

Ryder last played in the Black Caps Jersey three-and-a-half years back against India at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington

Jesse Ryder
New Zealand’s Jesse Ryder. (Photo by BRENDON O’HAGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Former New Zealand left-handed batsman Jesse Ryder is all set to represent the Kiwis’ in the Indoor Cricket World Cup that is all set to begin on the 16th of September, extending till the 23rd of the same month.

Ryder last played in the Black Caps Jersey three-and-a-half years back against India at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, after which he was given another opportunity to represent the nation. The stylish southpaw, who bats left-handed and bowls right-handed had played for Central Districts in the domestic cricket last season.

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According to stuff.co.nz, the 32-year-old cricketer is among the 12 men selected to represent New Zealand in the Indoor Cricket World Cup to be played in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). New Zealand is the runners-up of the competition, after failing to win against Trans-Tasman rivals Australia in the final of the competition in 2014 at Wellington.

Ryder’s Career with the Black Caps

During his stint with the Black Caps, the left-hander had played 18 Tests, 48 ODIs as well as 22 T20Is, with 1,269 runs scored in the longest format of the game at an average of 40.93.

While he has an average of 40.93 in Test cricket, the left-hander has scored 1,362 runs in the 50 over format of the game at an average of 33.21. In 22 T20Is, he has a little over 450 runs with three fifties.

According to the official website of World Indoor Cricket Federation Ltd, “The event will attract approximately 400 players and officials and will be held over 7 days of competition from 16-23 September 2017, in Dubai’s newly renovated Insportz Club. It will bring together the indoor cricketing talent from nations including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE.”

New Zealand squad for the Indoor Cricket World Cup

Michael Barry (Captain), Nick Ward, Finn Allen, Jesse Ryder, Victor Davies, Phil Tunnicliffe, Matt Henderson, Kieran Butler, Rob Sheary, BJ Crook, Nav Patel and Ben Saunders.

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