Scott Styris Biography
Scott Styris is a former Australian-born New Zealand cricketer, born in Brisbane on 10th of July 1975. Scott played the role of an all-rounder in the team, and has played all the three formats of the game.
Scott’s cricket career began since 1994-95 with him representing the domestic teams of Auckland and the Northern Districts. Styris has even played for the Hamilton Cricket team in the New Zealand’s very own cricket competition for district associations, The Hawke Cup.
In 2005, he signed with the Middlesex County Cricket Club to play domestic cricket in England and Wales.
He stayed with them for 2006 season as well, and acted as county captain in several matches for Ben Hutton. He signed a 2-month contract at Durham County Cricket Club with effect from 1st of June 2007.
Styris made his international debut for New Zealand in the ODI match held at Rajkot in the year 1999-00. His maiden wicket was that of Sachin Tendulkar, one of the 3 wickets took by him during the match.
He played his first Test match, against the West Indies at Grenada in the year of 2002. In the Test, he batted at number 8 and top scored with runs of 107.
When it was New Zealand's time to bowl, Styris came on and took 2 wickets for 88 runs, first of which was of Brian Lara.
Rise to glory
After the Tests, he continued his form but this time with the ball by taking 6 wickets for 25 during the ODI Series held at Trinidad. This event has broke the record for best ODI bowling figures by a New Zealander.
At Mohali in 2003-04, he scored his second Test hundred. Soon after, he made his career best Test score of 170 runs against South Africa in Auckland, taking just 220 balls.
He suffered a back injury and missed out on the Sri Lanka series of December 2006. He made his return to the team for the latter stages of the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia. But shortly after he played the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, his form dropped.
He was bought to play for the 2009 IPL champions Deccan Chargers, a Hyderabad based Indian Premier League franchise.
In 2010, Styris also played for Essex County Cricket Club in the Friends Provident Twenty20 competition.
With 4483 runs from 188 ODIs, Scott Styris is New Zealand's sixth-highest run-getter in ODIs. He has scored four centuries in the format and also took 137 wickets.
Scott announced his retirement from all international cricket in the year 2011. He had earlier announced his retirement from Tests in 2008, but continued playing in the shorter formats of the game.