Scott Styris

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Scott Styris
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Personal information
Full name Scott Bernard Styris
Born (1975-07-10) 10 July 1975 (age 42)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nickname Miley, Billy Ray, Pig, PigDog, The Rus[1]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 221) 28 June 2002 v West Indies
Last Test 16 November 2007 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 111) 5 November 1999 v India
Last ODI 29 March 2011 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 56
T20I debut (cap 9) 17 February 2005 v Australia
Last T20I 30 December 2010 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
1994/95–2004/05 Northern Districts
2005–2006 Middlesex
2005/06–present Auckland
2007 Durham
2008–2010 Deccan Chargers
2010–2011 Essex
2012–present Sylhet Royals
2011 Chennai Super Kings
2012–2013 Sussex
2012 - 2013 Hobart Hurricanes
2014 Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I List A
Matches 29 188 31 354
Runs scored 1,586 4,483 578 8,709
Batting average 36.04 32.48 21.40 33.49
100s/50s 5/6 4/28 0/1 7/57
Top score 170 141 66 141
Balls bowled 1,960 6,114 309 12,259
Wickets 20 137 18 303
Bowling average 50.75 35.32 19.38 31.00
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/28 6/25 3/5 6/25
Catches/stumpings 23/– 73/– 8/– 135/–
Source: CricInfo, 2 January 2017

Scott Bernard Styris (born 10 July 1975) is a former Australian-born New Zealand cricketer, who played all formats of the game. An allrounder, Styris is an aggressive right-handed middle order batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler.

Educated at Fairfield Intermediate and Hamilton Boys' High School, Styris has represented Auckland and Northern Districts since 1994/95. Styris has played for Hamilton in the Hawke Cup. Scott Styris was bought by the Deccan Chargers for the IPL 2008 season. He went for $175,000 in the player auction on 20 February 2008. At the 2011 IPL Auction Scott Styris was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for $200,000 and represented the side in the 2011 Indian Premier League.

Domestic career[edit]

Hong Kong Sixes[edit]

As part of his rehabilitation programme Styris took part and captained the New Zealand team in the 2010 Hong Kong Cricket Sixes.[2] Styris missed the five-match series against Bangladesh as New Zealand were whitewashed 4–0 because Styris was recuperating from his injury. He returned to the team against India in December 2010 and scored 59 in the second ODI to lift the New Zealand total to 258.

County Cricket[edit]

In 2005 he signed with Middlesex and stayed with them for the 2006 season as well where he deputised for the county captain Ben Hutton in several matches. He received his county cap during the 2006 season. He signed a 2-month contract at Durham County Cricket Club from 1 June 2007. He was bought to play for the IPL 2009 champions Deccan Chargers, which is a Hyderabad based Indian Premier League franchise. In 2010 Styris played for Essex County Cricket Club in the Friends Provident t20 competition and returned to the club for the 2011 season. In 2012, Styris scored the equal third-fastest T20 century (37 balls) in the quarter finals of the 2012 Friends Life t20 competition.[3] It won the 2012 Walter Lawrence Trophy.

International career[edit]

Debut[edit]

Styris made his debut for New Zealand in a One Day International at Rajkot in 1999/2000. His maiden wicket was that of Sachin Tendulkar, one of 3 wickets for the match.

He had to wait until mid-2002 to play his first Test Match, against the West Indies at Grenada. His debut had almost come at Karachi 2 months earlier but the match was abandoned due to bomb blasts near the team hotel. In the Test at Grenada he batted at number 8 and top scored with 107. When it was New Zealand's time to bowl Styris came on and took 2 for 88. The first of his wickets was that of Brian Lara which gave him impressive maiden scalps in both formats of the game. He made an unbeaten 69 in the second innings to complete a dream debut but missed out on the man of the match award which went to Chris Gayle who scored a double hundred.

Continuation of Excellence[edit]

In the ODI series after the Tests he continued his form but this time with the ball, taking 6 for 25 at Trinidad. This broke the record for best One Day International bowling figures by a New Zealander. At Mohali in 2003/04 against India he scored his second Test hundred with 119, one of 4 New Zealander's to make a century in the innings. Soon after he made his career best Test score of 170 against South Africa in Auckland, his innings taking just 220 balls.

In June 2004 New Zealand toured England and Styris impressed at Nottingham, making 108. He scored his fifth Test hundred at Auckland against the West Indies, an unbeaten 103 helping his side to win the Test. When New Zealand chased what was then an ODI record of 322 in 2005/06 against Australia at Christchurch, Styris contributed 101.

A struggle with Injuries[edit]

An innings-by-innings breakdown of Styris' Test match batting career, showing runs scored (red bars) and the average of the last ten innings (blue line).

He then suffered a back injury missed out on the Sri Lanka series of December 2006. Making his return in the latter stages of the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia and then in the Chappell Hadlee series at home, Styris had done enough to be included New Zealand's World Cup squad.

Continued success[edit]

Styris started the tournament with the man of the match award in a win over England at St Lucia. Chasing 210 for victory, Styris made an unbeaten 87 to guide his side home. His pugnacious batting style and distinctive gait led to former England captain Nasser Hussain referring to him as a "street fighter" from the commentary booth during the game. He made another half century in the game against Kenya and made 80 not out in a successful run chase against the home side. In the Super Eight stage the New Zealanders played Sri Lanka and Styris top-scored with 111 not out. The century came off 152 balls.[4] It was his second ever World Cup century; he scored one in 2003.

Struggle with form[edit]

Shortly after the world cup Styris' form dropped of contributing to injuries and not enough practice due to the injuries. He then participated in a test series against South Africa in 2007 but was dropped from the test squad.

ODI Comeback[edit]

He then continued to participate in ODI's and took part when the English cricket team were touring New Zealand in January to February 2008 and the Subsequent Return tour he participated well in both series with the bat but not much with the ball.

Styris aged 35 and competing for a competitive medium pace all-rounder slot with Grant Elliott was selected for the Tri-series in Sri Lanka August 2010 he scored 88 runs in the first ODI.[5] Scott Styris completed his comeback by showing a bowling performance in the next match against Sri Lanka when he took the wicket of Kumar Sangakkara[6] However, after the tournament he suffered a back stress fracture during training and missed the series against Bangladesh and India.

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Test centuries of Scott Styris
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
1 107 1  West Indies Grenada St George's, Grenada Grenada National Cricket Stadium 28 June 2002 Drawn
2 119 7  India India Mohali, India Punjab Cricket Association Stadium 16 October 2003 Drawn
3 170 11  South Africa New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 18 March 2004 Won
4 108 15  England England Nottingham, England Trent Bridge 10 June 2004 Lost
5 103* 22  West Indies New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 9 March 2006 Won

ODI centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries of Scott Styris
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Date Result
1 141 52  Sri Lanka South Africa Bloemfontein, South Africa Mangaung Oval 10 February 2003 Lost
2 101* 71  Pakistan New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Eden Park 3 January 2004 Won
3 101 108  Australia New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand AMI Stadium 10 December 2005 Won
4 111* 130  Sri Lanka Grenada St George's, Grenada Grenada National Cricket Stadium 12 April 2007 Lost

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 West Indies Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 12 June 2002 63* (72 balls: 4×4, 2×6) ; 7-0-25-6  New Zealand won by 9 runs (D/L).[7]
2 India Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 6 November 2003 10-0-38-3, 2 ct. ; 68 (89 balls: 5×4)  New Zealand won by 4 wickets.[8]
2 Pakistan Eden Park, Auckland 3 January 2004 10-3-34-3, 1 ct. ; 101* (108 balls: 10×4, 2×6)  New Zealand won by 4 wickets.[9]
3 South Africa Westpac Stadium, Wellington 20 February 2004 45* (27 balls: 1×4, 4×6) ; 8-1-41-2  New Zealand won by 5 runs.[10]
4 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 7 November 2004 51 (68 balls: 1×4, 1×6) ; 10-1-31-1  New Zealand won by 83 runs.[11]
5 Australia AMI Stadium, Christchurch 10 December 2005 7-0-31-1, 1 ct. ; 101 (96 balls: 12×4, 2×6)  New Zealand won by 2 wickets.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile: Scott Styris". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  2. ^ http://truthdive.com/2010/10/28/Styris-named-New-Zealand-captain-for-Hong-Kong-Super-Sixes.html
  3. ^ "Scott Styris hits equal third-fastest T20 ton as Sussex beat Gloucestershire". BBC Sport. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ https://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Records/ODI/Overall/Batting/Slowest_Hundreds_by_Balls.html
  5. ^ "Scott Sytris' successful second wind". 11 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Scott Sytris' successful second wind continues with a good bowling performance". 13 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "2001-2002 West Indies v New Zealand - 4th Match - Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "2003-2004 TVS Cup - 6th Match - India v New Zealand - Cuttack". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "2003-2004 New Zealand v Pakistan - 1st Match - Auckland". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "2003-2004 New Zealand v South Africa - 3rd Match - Wellington". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "2004-2005 Bangladesh v New Zealand - 3rd Match - Dhaka (Dacca)". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2005-2006 New Zealand v Australia - 3rd Match - Christchurch". HowStat. 18 February 2007. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 

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