Brendon McCullum has said Jesse Ryder might need to re-earn respect within the New Zealand team and remove doubts about his commitment once he's ready to attempt a comeback to the national side. McCullum, however, said that Ryder's talent was "unquestionable" and that New Zealand Cricket only stood to benefit from his return.
In an interview with Radiosport, McCullum said he felt Ryder was in a "really good space" during their interactions while playing for different IPL franchises over the last two months.
Ryder has since avoided signing a central contract with New Zealand Cricket for 2012-13 and his manager Aaron Klee said that was because he did not feel ready for such a commitment. Klee reiterated that Ryder wanted to play for New Zealand and would not go down the Twenty20 freelance route.