Ryder ruled out for Tri-series in Lanka

Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 13:07 [IST]
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Ryder out due to elbow injury

Jesse Ryder will not be a part of the New Zealand team which will be touring Sri Lanka next month due to his elbow injury.

The 25 year old left handed batsmen spent most of last summer fighting a serious groin problem and only returned for the World Cup T20 in the West Indies.

Going into the World T20 Ryder batted five times and scored 93 runs for his side, but his injury got worse, he had problems in his elbow while making throws and he had to miss the T20 series in Sri Lanka in May as he could not recover during his time off.

"Due to the compressed nature of the tour and his speed of recovery so far we feel we have insufficient time to get Jesse fully fit and able to take part in any of the one-day matches," the coach and selector Mark Greatbatch said. "Therefore we have made the decision to keep Jesse in New Zealand where he will continue his rehabilitation from the elbow injury and return to playing as soon as possible," according to cricinfo reports.

A replacement for Ryder will be soon named. New Zealand will play a tri-series under the leadership of Ross Taylor as both Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum both are on paternity leave. The tri-series also involves India who are currently playing Test series in the island nation.

The squad will depart for Sri Lanka on August 1 and the first match is against India on August 10. This week the players travel to Australia for three 50-over practice games against Maharashtra in Darwin.


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