Jesse Ryder plans return to international cricket

Under the future tours schedule which applies until 2020, New Zealand will only play two or three test series on upcoming tours. But Buchanan warned even those numbers could be reduced because New Zealand — ranked eighth among the nine test-playing nations — is not seen as a drawcard by prospective opponents.

updated: January 16, 2013 11:11 IST
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Wellington, New Zealand: Batsman Jesse Ryder is considering a return to test cricket for New Zealand's home series against England next month, just as warnings sound that New Zealand may be shunned by other test-playing nations.

Ryder said he will meet national coach Mike Hesson on Jan. 29 to discuss his future, adding "I'm definitely not ruled out for a return for England."

The left-hander last played for New Zealand in February, 2012 before taking an indefinite break to deal with fitness and personal issues. He has since scored 558 runs in first class cricket at an average of 69.75 and 508 runs in domestic Twenty20 matches at 63.

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