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Player Profile(#32)…Jesse Ryder (New Zealand)

Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 21, 2008

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Jesse Daniel Ryder (born 6 August 1984) in Masterton is a New Zealand cricketer. A left-handed middle-order batsman and right-arm medium bowler, he plays Test and One Day International cricket for New Zealand. He has previously represented his country in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup of 2002. Ryder plays 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.

In late May 2007 announced that he was considering changing his allegiance to England due to his frustration at not getting full international honours for New Zealand. Later that month, Ryder backtracked on his earlier comments and currently remains dedicated to playing cricket for New Zealand.

Since both of Ryder’s grandfathers were English and his father was originally from England, he would in fact qualify as a non-overseas player in the English County Championship.

Ryder first gained national selection in December 2007, representing the New Zealand XI against Bangladesh in a Twenty/20 charity match. The New Zealand XI contained nine Black Caps and two up-and-coming players, Ryder and Tim Southee. Unfortunately due to injury he was unable to play the match.

On January 30 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.”

In his first two Twenty20 games for NZ against England, Ryder scored 22 and 12 as New Zealand went on to lose both games heavily. In his first two ODI games Ryder scored 31 and 79* in vastly improved New Zealand performance. In the second ODI, he and Brendan McCullum set a new partnership record for any wicket against England with a combined total of 165 in 18.1 overs and New Zealand won by ten wickets. The previous record was Martin Crowe and Geoff Howarth’s 160 at Eden Park in 1984. McCullum scored more runs (80*) off less balls (47) but Ryder (79* off 62) was named player of the match.

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. NZ Cricket’s general manager, Lindsay Crocker said:

“…this behaviour is unacceptable and we will have a serious discussion with him to ensure situations like this do not occur in the future. …Ryder will pay for the damage and apologise to the bar owner. No further disciplinary action will be taken as Jesse’s injuries should serve as enough of a lesson on this occasion.”

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.

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Player Profile(#32)…Jesse Ryder (New Zealand)

Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 21, 2008

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Jesse Daniel Ryder (born 6 August 1984) in Masterton is a New Zealand cricketer. A left-handed middle-order batsman and right-arm medium bowler, he plays Test and One Day International cricket for New Zealand. He has previously represented his country in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup of 2002. Ryder plays 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.

In late May 2007 announced that he was considering changing his allegiance to England due to his frustration at not getting full international honours for New Zealand. Later that month, Ryder backtracked on his earlier comments and currently remains dedicated to playing cricket for New Zealand.

Since both of Ryder’s grandfathers were English and his father was originally from England, he would in fact qualify as a non-overseas player in the English County Championship.

Ryder first gained national selection in December 2007, representing the New Zealand XI against Bangladesh in a Twenty/20 charity match. The New Zealand XI contained nine Black Caps and two up-and-coming players, Ryder and Tim Southee. Unfortunately due to injury he was unable to play the match.

On January 30 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.”

In his first two Twenty20 games for NZ against England, Ryder scored 22 and 12 as New Zealand went on to lose both games heavily. In his first two ODI games Ryder scored 31 and 79* in vastly improved New Zealand performance. In the second ODI, he and Brendan McCullum set a new partnership record for any wicket against England with a combined total of 165 in 18.1 overs and New Zealand won by ten wickets. The previous record was Martin Crowe and Geoff Howarth’s 160 at Eden Park in 1984. McCullum scored more runs (80*) off less balls (47) but Ryder (79* off 62) was named player of the match.

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. NZ Cricket’s general manager, Lindsay Crocker said:

“…this behaviour is unacceptable and we will have a serious discussion with him to ensure situations like this do not occur in the future. …Ryder will pay for the damage and apologise to the bar owner. No further disciplinary action will be taken as Jesse’s injuries should serve as enough of a lesson on this occasion.”

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.

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*Acknowledgements to owners of pictures and videos used.

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Adam Gilchrist goes Nuts!

Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 29, 2008

A few days ago I was frightened, because Adam Gilchrist went nuts…No he wasn’t admitted to a mental institute but he went nuts in the Indian Premier League the other day by blasting 109 not out off 47 balls which included an impressive 10 sixes and 9 fours. It was his scintilliating performance that enabled the Deccan Chargers to take charge of their match against the Mumbai Indians in style by beating them by 10 wickets. It was an excellent display of power hitting by Gilchrist, who is known for his brilliant attacking acts with the bat, and I’m sure that him and the Kolkata wicket keeper and New Zealand International, Brendon McCullum, will be challenging eachother for the rights as the most explosive batsman in the Indian Premier League. McCullum is currently the 2nd highest run scorer in the league so far and even though Gilchrist is a few places behind him I’m sure that with more punishing displays like that he will definetly provide a challenge. To the Deccan Chargers: Congratulations for the win! Enjoy the spoils of that huge win and let that build your confidence up for your remaining time in the tournament, to the Mumbai Indians: Bad Luck this time, lets see you assess what went wrong and hope for some success for you in your remaining time. I have noticed that Twenty20 games can be unpredictable and it can take only one mistake to turn a whole game around, I think its that which will keep us on the edge of our seats for the remainder of the tournament.

Right click HERE to view the the story behind Adam Gilchrist’s brutal innings.

Posted in Adam Gilchrist, Batting, Deccan Chargers, Explosive, Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians, sixes, twenty20, Wicket-keeper | 3 Comments »

Adam Gilchrist goes Nuts!

Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 28, 2008

A few days ago I was frightened, because Adam Gilchrist went nuts…No he wasn’t admitted to a mental institute but he went nuts in the Indian Premier League the other day by blasting 109 not out off 47 balls which included an impressive 10 sixes and 9 fours. It was his scintilliating performance that enabled the Deccan Chargers to take charge of their match against the Mumbai Indians in style by beating them by 10 wickets. It was an excellent display of power hitting by Gilchrist, who is known for his brilliant attacking acts with the bat, and I’m sure that him and the Kolkata wicket keeper and New Zealand International, Brendon McCullum, will be challenging eachother for the rights as the most explosive batsman in the Indian Premier League. McCullum is currently the 2nd highest run scorer in the league so far and even though Gilchrist is a few places behind him I’m sure that with more punishing displays like that he will definetly provide a challenge. To the Deccan Chargers: Congratulations for the win! Enjoy the spoils of that huge win and let that build your confidence up for your remaining time in the tournament, to the Mumbai Indians: Bad Luck this time, lets see you assess what went wrong and hope for some success for you in your remaining time. I have noticed that Twenty20 games can be unpredictable and it can take only one mistake to turn a whole game around, I think its that which will keep us on the edge of our seats for the remainder of the tournament.

Right click HERE to view the the story behind Adam Gilchrist’s brutal innings.

Posted in Adam Gilchrist, Batting, Deccan Chargers, Explosive, Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians, sixes, twenty20, Wicket-keeper | 3 Comments »

Brendon McCullums Record Brutal Bludgeoning

Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 19, 2008

Wow! What a magnificent innings by Brendon McCullum of the Kolkata Knightriders! He certainly put on a magnificent show full of fireworks, I’m sure the crowd had great viewing pleasure, who wouldn’t? Well not the Bangalore Royal Challengers anyway…

McCullum bludgeoned all the bowling deliveries from Kolkata to all parts of the park, eventually scoring a record 158 n.o from 73 balls- the highest score by a single batsman ever in an Twenty20, of which was a HUGE factor in his teams 140 run rout of Bangalore. When Ricky Ponting didnt even get a start the Kiwi decided to lift his game to an extraordinary level, its a remarkable innings given that it wasn’t in a ODI or Test where he would’ve had all the time in the world to plot his attack on the bowlers. For this game the Bangalore side didn’t appear to be “Royal Challenges” at all.

I can’t say much about the innings as when I heard it on the news I was speechless, I havn’t seen such an explosive innings before (well I can remember Nathan Astles 222 against England in a test way back in 2002) especially by a New Zealander. It was great to watch and I can see that he will be the batsman that bowlers from the opposition would love to loathe, shall he continue on more punishing innings that would make the BlitzKrieg look like a bunch of toddlers playing in a playground. Lets hope he can give many encores of his brilliant performance!

And as I said before his innings made me speechless, and as the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, I find that so true, do you? Well I wonder how many words a video would have…Here is a clip from Youtube of his record performance:

*Acknowledgements to owner of the video (Its awesome!)

Posted in Bangalore Royal Challengers, Brendon McCullum, Explosive, Indian Premier League, Kiwi, Kolkata Knight Riders, New Zealander, Plundered, Record Innings, twenty20 | 2 Comments »

Brendon McCullums Record Brutal Bludgeoning

Posted by wildkiwi25 on April 19, 2008

Wow! What a magnificent innings by Brendon McCullum of the Kolkata Knightriders! He certainly put on a magnificent show full of fireworks, I’m sure the crowd had great viewing pleasure, who wouldn’t? Well not the Bangalore Royal Challengers anyway…

McCullum bludgeoned all the bowling deliveries from Kolkata to all parts of the park, eventually scoring a record 158 n.o from 73 balls- the highest score by a single batsman ever in an Twenty20, of which was a HUGE factor in his teams 140 run rout of Bangalore. When Ricky Ponting didnt even get a start the Kiwi decided to lift his game to an extraordinary level, its a remarkable innings given that it wasn’t in a ODI or Test where he would’ve had all the time in the world to plot his attack on the bowlers. For this game the Bangalore side didn’t appear to be “Royal Challenges” at all.

I can’t say much about the innings as when I heard it on the news I was speechless, I havn’t seen such an explosive innings before (well I can remember Nathan Astles 222 against England in a test way back in 2002) especially by a New Zealander. It was great to watch and I can see that he will be the batsman that bowlers from the opposition would love to loathe, shall he continue on more punishing innings that would make the BlitzKrieg look like a bunch of toddlers playing in a playground. Lets hope he can give many encores of his brilliant performance!

And as I said before his innings made me speechless, and as the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, I find that so true, do you? Well I wonder how many words a video would have…Here is a clip from Youtube of his record performance:

*Acknowledgements to owner of the video (Its awesome!)

Posted in Bangalore Royal Challengers, Brendon McCullum, Explosive, Indian Premier League, Kiwi, Kolkata Knight Riders, New Zealander, Plundered, Record Innings, twenty20 | 2 Comments »