Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | International

Ryder plans comeback next season



Troubled New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder says he will return to cricket next summer, despite having turned down a contract with New Zealand Cricket.

Ryder decided last month not to take his regular place among New Zealand Cricket's contracted players but to take time away from competition to concentrate on fitness and personal issues. He has not played for New Zealand since last summer's second one-day international against South Africa.

Ryder told reporters on Thursday that his decision not to take up an international contract didn't mean he would not play next season.

He said "this was never about taking the year off and not doing any cricket. I just wanted a little bit of a break to try new things."

Shop

The Proteas
20 Years, 20 Landmark Matches by Neil Manthorp
R171.00
The extraordinary book of SA cricket
The Extraordinary Book of South African Cricket is the perfect gift for any cricket fanatic.
R140.00
Jackers - A Life in Cricket
Robin Jackman has been entertaining cricket followers for more than forty years
R169.00
Bouch
Through my eyes
R147.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Neil Manthorp
Not-so-proud West Indies record in SA
Among the seven major test nations, the West Indies' record in South Africa is without parallel. No...

Haze's Comment
When they were kings
I was fortunate to grow up during the most intoxicating era of test cricket. Ray Illingworth's...

Kepler Wessels
Spinner or no spinner for SuperSport Park
Normally when a test match is looming at SuperSport Park the debate starts whether the selectors...

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Any answers from tour of NZ & Aus?
It is very true that nobody likes to lose, not even in a kick-about game in the park. So the loss...

Faf du Plessis
Eager to take on the West Indies
I’ve been enjoying my time at home in Cape Town, but the focus has been on getting my hip right....

Neil Down Under
Week 2
Hashim Amla said after Sydney’s ODI that the series had been “closer than the scoreline would...