22 Feb 2009

Oram and Ryder recalled to face India

8:43 am on 22 February 2009

All-rounder Jacob Oram will play as a specialist batsman for the New Zealand cricketers' two Twenty20 internationals against India next week while batsman Jesse Ryder has also been recalled from injury.

The left-arm pace bowler Ewen Thompson also returns while Ross Taylor's fit to play after a hamstring injury last week.

Oram returns to the 13-man squad as a batsman only after recovering from an Achilles tendon injury while Ryder was cleared to make his comeback from a shoulder complaint.

New Zealand - Daniel Vettori (captain), Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Ewen Thompson.