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Scott Styris

Full NameScott Bernard Styris

BornJuly 10, 1975

Height5 ft 10 in

NationalityNew Zealand

RoleAll rounder / Right hand Batsman & Right arm medium Bowler

Relation(s)Nicky Walker (Spouse)

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.


Background


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.


Debut


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.

 

Low points


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.


Club career


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.


Records


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.


Retirement


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.


Scott Styris explains how his wife's attempt to troll him backfired
Scott Styris explains how his wife's attempt to troll him backfired
Styris' wife tried to shame him after he supposedly forgot their wedding anniversary, which he didn't.
Five best innings in ODI run chases which ended in defeat
Five best innings in ODI run chases which ended in defeat
Some of the most blistering knocks in run chases that went in vain.
Why Scott Styris abruptly walked out of the commentary box
Why Scott Styris abruptly walked out of the commentary box
The incident took place during New Zealand's innings at Mohali.
TNPL 2016: Youngsters can gain experience just by watching big names play, says Scott Styris
TNPL 2016: Youngsters can gain experience just by watching big names play, says Scott Styris
Scott Styris also shared his views on the crowds at the TNPL.
Scott Styris doesn't think India will prepare rank turners in the home series against New Zealand
Scott Styris doesn't think India will prepare rank turners in the home series against New Zealand
The all rounder also heaped praise on R Ashwin and Kane Williamson.
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s
Reliving previous opening matches from World T20s
A look at the tournament openers from the past five editions of the ICC World T20.
MCL Round-Up: Sagittarius Strikers, Virgo Super Kings and Leo Lions through to semi-final
MCL Round-Up: Sagittarius Strikers, Virgo Super Kings and Leo Lions through to semi-final
It will be Virender Sehwag vs Adam Gilchrist in the first semi-final while the second will see Brian Lara vs Graeme Smith.
MCL 2016, Match 4: Gemini Arabians canter to comfortable eight-wicket win over Leo Lions
MCL 2016, Match 4: Gemini Arabians canter to comfortable eight-wicket win over Leo Lions
Hodge and Sangakkara put in a 105-run partnership to help the Arabians to an easy win
2016 MCL, Match 2: All-round Johan Botha guides Leo Lions to 26-run win over Capricorn Commanders
2016 MCL, Match 2: All-round Johan Botha guides Leo Lions to 26-run win over Capricorn Commanders
Fidel Edwards picked up four wickets for the Leo Lions
Mitchell Starc criticised for giving aggressive send-off to debutant Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Starc criticised for giving aggressive send-off to debutant Mitchell Santner
Not being satisfied with taking Santner’s wicket, Starc let his words fly as well, as the disappointed batsman prepared to walk back to the pavilion
Bollywood star Siddharth Malhotra takes the crease with Stephen Fleming and other Kiwis
Bollywood star Siddharth Malhotra takes the crease with Stephen Fleming and other Kiwis
Siddharth Malhotra enjoys a session of cricket with former Kiwi cricketers at 7600 ft.
Yuvraj Singh a better replacement for Ravindra Jadeja than Stuart Binny
Yuvraj Singh a better replacement for Ravindra Jadeja than Stuart Binny
Yuvraj Singh: A palpable missing link?
10 cricketers who started out in a completely different role
10 cricketers who started out in a completely different role
There are a few cricketers who have found their niche since the day they held the bat or ball for the first time. However, some cricketers are so tale ...
CLT20 2014: Northern Knights vs Hobart Hurricanes - Heroes of the match
CLT20 2014: Northern Knights vs Hobart Hurricanes - Heroes of the match
The 9th match of the Champions League T20 2014 was played between Northern Knights of New Zealand and Hobart Hurricanes of Australia. Northern Knights ...
Video: Mitchell Johnson can't keep cool after getting hit for a boundary
Video: Mitchell Johnson can't keep cool after getting hit for a boundary
Mitchell Johnson loses his cool after Scott Styris hits him for back to back boundaries. Brad Haddin had to separate the duo who came face to face: ...
New Zealand vs India 2014: 1st Test - Twitter reactions to India's 40-run loss
New Zealand vs India 2014: 1st Test - Twitter reactions to India's 40-run loss
Twitter reactions to India's 40-run loss against New Zealand in 1st Test at Auckland
This Day in History: 29th June
This Day in History: 29th June
Video: Scott Styris scores 38 runs in an over
Video: Scott Styris scores 38 runs in an over
Video: Faf du Plessis sledged by Kiwis after run out
Video: Faf du Plessis sledged by Kiwis after run out
New Zealand's batsmen struggle in 'revolving door' policy
New Zealand's batsmen struggle in 'revolving door' policy
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