Jesse Ryder, the New Zealand batsman, has said he will be available to play for Wellington during the 2012-13 domestic season. His manager, Aaron Klee, informed Wellington officials of Ryder's decision on Saturday.
"I've thought long and hard about playing cricket this summer and I think I'm going to be totally refreshed and ready to hit the summer firing on all cylinders," Ryder told Sunday Star Times. "I'm not asking for anything different than any other player - I just want to be back playing with the Wellington boys and helping them win titles next season.
"I'm setting myself some big goals for the season - I'm going to come back stronger than ever and make an impact for Wellington. This is the first step in the next stage of my career and I'm going hard out. As I said, I'm just focusing on one job at a time. I don't have any expectations of being selected for the Black Caps [New Zealand team] this summer - if I score heaps of runs and do the right stuff, that might happen in time.