Ryder ready for IPL

March 30, 2012 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

The New Zealand Cricket Board have backed Jesse Ryder in his decision to play for the Pune Warriors in this year’s IPL, insisting they believe the batsman’s participation in the Twenty20 tournament will aid his return to the international scene. The 27-year-old hasn’t played for the Black Caps since February, following yet another disciplinary matter resulted in the opener being dropped from the squad.

A number of issues following then have seen Ryder fail to yet return to action for Wellington, although the big-hitting Kiwi has revealed he will head to India to represent the Warriors over the next few months. While the decision hasn’t gone down well in all areas, New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White has backed Ryder to get back onto the right road with a spell in India and fans of cricket betting will be keeping an eye on him.

“It’s really positive that Jesse has reached the point where here is ready to play competitive cricket again,” he said.

“He has clear expectations from NZC in terms of what is required from him to make a return to international cricket and playing in the IPL is a good first step.”
“We are proud of the progress he has made and we will continue to support him through what has been a tough time.”

There aren’t many batsmen in the world who can match an on-song Ryder when it comes to Twenty20 batting and fans of Betfair will know this. While the Warriors will be hoping the Kiwi can shake off his recent troubles and rediscover his form, New Zealand will be even more desperate to have the big-hitting Ryder back at the top of their order for a busy second half of 2012.

A tour of the West Indies following the IPL has been mooted as a possible return for Ryder to the New Zealand side, although, head coach John Wright has admitted he is losing patience in the frequently erratic behaviour of the batsman.


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