New Zealand are not willing to give Jesse Ryder a chance for their series with the West Indies in June but they have left the door open for an international return in the future.
The Wellington-born batsman always showed potential from a young age but injury and off-the-pitch struggles have meant the 27-year-old has never really fulfilled all of his potential.
But he can score runs and can boast 1,269 runs in 18 Test matches and 1,100 in 39 one-day international for New Zealand since first being selected for the national side back in 2008.
Even back then Ryder seemed to be surrounded by controversy, with ex-cricketer Adam Parore claiming he was “too fat” and “in no fit state to play for New Zealand.”
There has been a long list of ill-disciplines that have haunted his career and Ryder announced back in March he was taking an indefinite break from cricket after being dropped for New Zealand’s ODI series against Australia.
Ryder quickly had a change of heart and has not only been playing but impressing in the Indian Premier League – leading many to query whether he would get a chance back in the New Zealand side for their tour to the West Indies in the summer.
However, New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White has slammed the door on such reports and stated any cricketers who want to be considered for the international team need to “prove themselves on and off the park”.
White said: “It is great that he is playing cricket again but he is a fair way from being considered for New Zealand. He needs to prove to the selectors and New Zealand Cricket his commitment to the game and that means on and off the field.
“He needs to do a lot of work on a lot of things like fitness, attitude and be exemplary off the park.”
New Zealand face a busy summer, starting with two T20games with the West Indies in the United States prior to their tour of the Caribbean, which consists of five further ODI matches and three Test games with the Windies throughout July.
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