Jesse Ryder


Full NameJesse Daniel Ryder

BornAugust 6, 1983

Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

NationalityNew Zealand

RoleAll rounder/Left hand batsman & Right-hand medium bowling


Jesse Ryder Biography

Jesse Ryder, the New Zealand cricketer, was born on 6th August, 1983, in Wellington. He is a left-handed batsman. An aggressive batsman by nature, he generally opens the innings in ODIs and plays in the middle order in tests.


Ryder was selected for the 2002 U19 World Cup. He then played for Central Districts for a year before joining Wellington in 2004. He plays for them in First class and List A matches.

His wonderful performances for the domestic side saw him get selected for the national side in 2008 for the T20I series against England.


He made his debut for New Zealand in T20 internationals against England in February 2008. He made a total of 196 runs in that series including a fifty which got him the man of the match. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand on February 2008 against England.

A hand injury delayed his Test debut for 2 more months. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh in October 2008. He started his Test career with fifties to his name but big scores eluded him.

Rise to glory

Following his return from injury he played in the ODI series against India where Ryder was the best New Zealand batsman. He scored 225 runs at an average of 56.25. He made his maiden ODI century in the 3rd match and in the 5th match, he was named man of the match for his all round performance.

His fine performances made him get selected for the ICC World T20 in England in 2009. He scored 31 of 12 balls against Scotland before getting affected with an infection. Ryder made his maiden Test century against India in March 2009. In the very next match he scored his first double century against India in Napier.

These performances made him a very important member in the squad but injuries pulled him down in his career.

Low Points

He is one of the most controversial player in the New Zealand Cricket team. His off-field behaviour has got him a lot of criticism. He was subsequently dropped from the squad for his involvement in an incident at a Christchurch bar. Injuries also played their part in his career never really taking off after a promising start.

Club Career

He was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 IPL but he did not perform well in that season. Then in the 2011 and 2012 season of IPL, he played for Pune Warriors India. In the next season he was bought by Delhi Daredevils. His poor performances meant he remained unsold in the following IPL season. In 2013 he moved to the Otago Volts. In the 2014 English season, he was picked up by Essex.


On January 2014 he scored the 6th fastest century in ODI Cricket. In this match he along with Corey Anderson set the record for maximum number of sixes in a single match.

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