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Ryder recalled to NZ one-day side after long absence WELLINGTON: Aggressive batsman Jesse Ryder has returned to the New Zealand side after a doping suspension and an absence of nearly two years when he was included on Thursday in the limited overs squad for matches against West Indies later this month. The 29-year-old last played for the national team in Feb. 2012 after a self-enforced break following off-field disciplinary issues. Earlier this year he served a six-month doping ban and survived an assault that left him in a coma with serious head injuries. "Jesse gives us added fire power at the top of the order and he has a proven international record," national selection general manager Buce Edgar said. Ryder moved south to Otago earlier this year to rejuvenate his career and has been in strong form in first class cricket, scoring two centuries and two scores in the 80s to average more than 60 in four games this ...

West Indies 142-5 at tea HAMILTON: The West Indies were 142-5 at tea on the first day of the third Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday.Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin were both not out 30. Corey Anderson, with two wickets for seven runs, and Tim Southee, with 2-31, were the best of the New Zealand bowlers. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
Southee, Anderson carve into West Indies HAMILTON: Tim Southee and Corey Anderson snapped up four wickets in 34 deliveries to rip the heart out of the West Indies top order on the first morning of the third Test in Hamilton on Thursday.The New Zealand pair overcame an unresponsive wicket to lure the West Indies into abandoning the cautious approach they took early in the day as the tourists look to level the series.After going to lunch at 71-1, the West Indies ...
Swann apologises for 'crass' rape comment SYDNEY: England's Graeme Swann apologised for a "crass and offensive" comment on Thursday after he compared the third Ashes Test loss to Australia to being "raped".The comment, made in a Facebook exchange with his brother and picked up by British newspapers, prompted outrage on social media and from rape charities."Sorry to anyone who was offended by my comments in the papers today. Crass and thoughtless of me in the extreme," the spin bowler said on ...
New Zealand bowl first against West Indies HAMILTON: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third and final Test against the West Indies in Hamilton on Thursday.Captain Brendon McCullum said he was banking on history which shows the Seddon Park wicket can be fruitful for the bowlers early in a match."If we get the ball on a length as we have done so far in the series we will give ourselves some opportunities," he said.The West Indies, ...
Hafeez stars in Pakistan's hard-fought win SHARJAH: Pakistan survived a late order scare from Sri Lanka to pull off an exciting 11-run win in the first one-day international in Sharjah on Wednesday, to go 1-0 up in the five-matchs series.Pakistan's innings was built around a brilliant 122 from Mohammad Hafeez which saw them post an impressive total of 322-5 in their 50 overs but were made to work hard for their win, finally bowling Sri Lanka out in 49.4 overs.Besides Hafeez's ...
T20 format inappropriate to test any player ISLAMABAD: Former captain Rashid Latif feels the Twenty-20 format was not appropriate to gauge the potential of Usman Khan Shinwari saying he had troubled all good batsmen at the domestic circuit and was rightly picked up for the national team.Rashid Latif said the T20 format is not suitable to test the potential of any young cricketer. "Shinwari is the best young bowler in Pakistan," he said while talking to a private news channel.He said Shinwari, ...


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