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|Full name||Jesse Daniel Ryder|
6 August 1984 |
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Batting style||Left-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 241)||17 October 2008 v Bangladesh|
|Last Test||9 December 2011 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 146)||9 February 2008 v England|
|Last ODI||29 February 2012 v South Africa|
|Domestic team information|
|2011–2012||Pune Warriors India|
|Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 22 April 2012|
Jesse Daniel Ryder (born 6 August 1984) is a New Zealand cricketer. He is a middle-order batsman for Tests and is an opening batsman in ODIs. Ryder also bowls useful medium-pace. He has previously represented his country in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup of 2002. Ryder played his domestic cricket with Wellington after crossing there from Central Districts in 2004 and is a member of their first-class and List A teams.
On 30 January 2008, Ryder was chosen in the 12-man Twenty20 squad and the 13-man ODI squad to play England. New Zealand Cricket Selection Manager, Richard Hadlee said "Jesse has the potential to provide an explosive start alongside Brendon McCullum at the top of the innings in both forms of the game." Ex-cricketer Adam Parore subsequently hit out at the selector's decision to pick Ryder, claiming that he is "too fat" and "in no fit state to play for New Zealand."
Ryder's 2007/08 season ended on 24 February 2008 when he badly cut his hand trying to break into a toilet at a Christchurch bar at 5:30am the day after NZ had won the one day series against England.
It was later revealed that Ryder had been drinking until 1:30am the night before the fifth ODI against England (Ryder scored 24) and had been rude to staff at Christchurch hospital, demanding preferential treatment when he was being treated for his hand injury.
On 7 January 2009, Ryder indulged in a "late night drinking session" after the 3rd ODI against the West Indies. Ryder missed a team meeting the following morning and was unable to train in the afternoon. He was subsequently dropped for the 4th ODI.
Ryder managed to get through the Indian tour without any further indiscretions. He was NZ's best batsman in the five ODI's, scoring 225 runs at an average of 56.25. He scored his first ODI century for NZ in the third match and was the man of the match in the fifth match for his all round performance, 3-29 and 63. His century (105) off 72 balls, was the third fastest ODI century for NZ. Ryder and McCullum enhanced their reputations as an opening partnership sharing two stands of over 100 in 4 innings, 166 in the third match and 102 in the 4th match.
In the second Test match at Napier, Ryder scored his maiden double century, (201) and put on 271 with Ross Taylor (151). This was a new record fourth wicket partnership against all countries and fourth highest test partnership ever for New Zealand. Jesse Ryder became the first New Zealander since Nathan Astle to score two centuries in two consecutive Test matches.
On 6 February 2009, just before the Indian series kicked off, Ryder's services were bought by the Bangalore Royal Challengers for $US160,000 ($NZ318,280). However, he struggled during the season, scoring a total of 56 runs, and was only chosen to play in 5 out of 16 of his team's games. Ryder also "fell off the wagon after 100 hard-fought days of sobriety" according to the NZ Herald.
Ryder's contribution to the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 tournament was limited. He scored 31 off 12 balls against Scotland but then picked gup a "particularly nasty groin infection", played no further part in the competition and was replaced in the squad by Aaron Redmond.
Ryder scored only 8 against South Africa but in a must-win match for NZ against Sri Lanka he scored 74. When on 5 he pulled a leg abductor muscle and batted with a runner. Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, felt the injury compelled Ryder to cut loose. "I just think he let out some frustration and it worked for us". He reached 50 in just 28 balls and scored his 74 off 58 balls. After being dismissed he whacked a chair with his bat and was fined 15% of his match fee for "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings".
It was later revealed that the team manager, Dave Currie, gave Ryder a "dressing-down" for his behaviour and Ryder responded with a "tirade" of abuse, which resulted in misconduct charge on his return from South Africa. The hearing was held on 22 October 2009, on the same day Ryder was awarded the Redpath Cup. The punishment is not known. Ryder was injured from October 2009 to March 2010 and so did not play for New Zealand. In April 2010 he played a first class game for Wellington and scored 103. He was unable to make the August 2010 tour to Sri Lanka due to an elbow injury but was able to make the headlines on 7 August 2010 with yet another misconduct charge for intoxication.
During the Indian first innings Ryder took the key wicket of Indian opener Gautam Gambhir. Ryder's return went well as he scored his third test century and his first outside New Zealand this came amid the fact that New Zealand were chasing a mammoth Indian first innings total of 429. He was engaged in a 194 run partnership with debutant Kane Williamson who finished the day on 87* Ryder was given out lbw on the third ball of the final over of the third day he scored 103.
Indefinite break from cricket
On 8 March 2012, Ryder decided to take an indefinite break from international cricket following injury concerns and a prolonged history of disciplinary issues.
In December 2012 despite good form, scoring 162 from 174 balls against Central Districts on 11 December, Ryder said he was still not ready to return to international cricket.
2013 Christchurch bar attack
On 28 March 2013, it was reported by media, and later confirmed by police, that Ryder was in a critical condition at Christchurch Hospital after being assaulted outside the Aikman's Bar in Merivale, Christchurch in the early hours of that morning. It was reported that four men were involved in the attack, which spread from the bar into the carpark of the McDonald's restaurant across the street. He has suffered a fractured skull and a collapsed lung and is in a medically induced coma. By 31 March, two men were charged with the assault, and Ryder was moved out of intensive care.
New Zealand rapper Scribe made headlines when he suggested on his Twitter account that Ryder must have said something to prompt the attack. He later apologised for the remarks, and Ryder responded "Thanks again to everyone for the support esp my good mate scribe. #NotManyIfAny".
Lawyers for the two men accused of the attack, who received name suppression, said Ryder had only been punched once, and his injuries were nowhere near as bad as what had been reported, despite being put into a coma.
A man who posted video of Ryder's accused attackers on the internet was himself charged with breaching a suppression order. The man, Jordan Mason, pleaded guilty to uploading the clip to YouTube.
- BLACKCAPS squad announced
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- Why Ryder was a good investment
- New Zealand vs India 2nd Test, Napier, New Zealand, 26-30 March 2009
- Ryder, Mills Secure IPL Contracts
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- Cleaver, Dylan (14 June 2009). "Cricket: Don't slog it, just hit out". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Ryder out of Champions Trophy
- David Leggat and Dylan Cleaver (20 November 2009). "Cricket: Ryder faced misconduct charge". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
- Ryder in trouble for late night noise
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- Ryder takes indefinite break from cricket Cricinfo 8 March 2012
- "Ryder 'not ready' for international return". 3 News NZ. 12 December 2012.
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- "Police continue enquiries into assault on Ryder". New Zealand Police. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "Ryder critical after fight". 3 News NZ. 28 March 2013.
- "NZ cricketer Jesse Ryder in a coma after attack". BBC News. 28 March 2013.
- "Online outrage after Scribe tweet". 3 News NZ. 1 April 2013.
- "Scribe's Ryder comment 'disgusting'". 3 News NZ. 1 April 2013.
- "Jesse Ryder thanks Scribe for 'support'". 3 News NZ. 3 April 2013.
- "This was not a 'Jesse hate crime'". 3 News NZ. 4 April 2013.
- "Video of Ryder accused deleted". 3 News NZ. 15 April 2013.
- "Man admits filming Ryder accused". 3 News NZ. 29 April 2013.
- Player profile: Jesse Ryder from ESPNcricinfo
- Player profile: Jesse Ryder from CricketArchive
- Jesse Ryder at New Zealand Cricket Players Association
- Jesse Ryder on Twitter