Is Jesse Ryder ready for a Black Caps recall?

Former Blackcap Jesse Ryder has "changed his attitude completely" and is desperate to play for the Black Caps again.

That's according to a teammate, who told NZME's Tony Veitch "he wants to play for the Black Caps more than anything in his life."

Jesse Ryder's international cricket career is over, for the time being at least. Source: 1 NEWS

"He has not had a drink for 18 months, he has a great partner who has helped him work on his troubled past," the anonymous teammate told Veitch.

Cricketer Jesse Ryder talked about boozing just days before his latest incident on a night out. Source: 1 NEWS

Central Stags coach Heinrich Malan told ONE News Ryder has had a tremendous influence on the younger players in his squad this past season.

"All I’ve seen is a really mature, experienced cricketer who knows exactly what he wants and goes about his business."

"It was great to see the way he rubbed shoulders with the young and upcoming players."

Malan said it would be "fantastic" if Ryder was to re-gain a place in the Black Caps squad.


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Dan Vettori loses another high profile T20 job, axed as Middlesex coach

Australian Stuart Law will leave his role as West Indies head coach to take over at English County Championship side Middlesex from next season, leaving former Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori out of a job.

The former Australia batsman has agreed a four-year deal with the county and will begin his new job in January following West Indies' tours of India and Bangladesh.

"It is a great privilege to be asked to coach Middlesex and to accept one of the plum jobs in world cricket," he said.

"I have very much enjoyed my time with the West Indies and wish the staff and players every success.

"There is never a good time to leave but the opportunity to work with Middlesex for four years at the home of cricket was too good to decline."

It's the second recent blow to Vettori's coaching resume, with the former spinner also fired from his job with Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

Dan Vettori of the Black Caps


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Cricket Australia closes probe into alleged 'Osama' slur against England's Moeen Ali

Cricket Australia has closed an investigation into an alleged racial slur directed by an Australian player at England opener Moeen Ali.

Moeen said in a recently published except from his autobiography that he was called "Osama" by an unnamed Australian player during the 2015 Ashes test in Cardiff.

Cricket Australia says it has investigated, but has closed the investigation after contacting the England and Wales Cricket Board. Cricket Australia says Moeen has decided not to pursue the matter.

CA says in a statement that "we take a zero-tolerance approach to remarks of this nature." It adds that "any allegations raised with us are treated seriously and respectfully."

Moeen Ali bowls during the day/night (pink ball) first Investec Test Match between England and West Indies at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Photo: Graham Morris/www.cricketpix.com / www.photosport.nz
Moeen Ali. Source: Photosport


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Baz McCullum mocks David Warner's club cricket antics: 'The equivalent of Sir Ed Hillary giving it large climbing his front steps'

Former Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum has poked fun at Australian batsman David Warner, following the disgraced opener's antics upon his return to Sydney club cricket this weekend.

Warner, 31, and former captain Steve Smith both made their Australian returns yesterday, following their involvement in a ball tampering scandal earlier this year.

Striding to the wicket, Warner belted 155 not out for Randwick-Petersham, although it was his celebration at reaching three figures that gave an insight into his temperament.

The opener produced his Test match celebration, running before jumping and punching the air in delight, before acknowledging the crowd.

Taking to Twitter, McCullum was quick to poke fun at Warner, writing:

"Geez Davey! This celebration is the equivalent of Sir Ed Hillary giving it large climbing his front steps, post Everest! Hahaha," McCullum said.

The banned opener made 155 not out on his return to the pitch. Source: ABC Australia


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Watch: David Warner celebrates like it's a Test after reaching ton in club match

David Warner's time away from cricket doesn't appear to have taught the disgraced Australian opener any humility, bringing out an over the top celebration in a Sydney club match.

Warner and former captain Steve Smith both made their Australian returns yesterday, following their involvement in a ball tampering scandal earlier this year.

Striding to the wicket, Warner belted 155 not out for Randwick-Petersham,  although it was his celebration at reaching three figures that gave an insight into his temperament.

The opener produced his Test match celebration, running before jumping and punching the air in delight, before acknowledging the crowd.

Onlookers were left somewhat perplexed, amused by the fact a player of Warner's ability felt it necessary to celebrate against amateur club players.

The banned opener made 155 not out on his return to the pitch. Source: ABC Australia


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