26 Jul 2008

Ryder says he'd go to Pakistan

6:17 am on 26 July 2008

The New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder says he's been making the most of his return to the game at the emerging players tournament in Australia after a hand injury cost him a chance to tour England.

New Zealand will play the Australian Institute of Sport in tomorrow's final and Ryder says the hand he cut on a window in a Christchurch bar hasn't been a problem, although he's not been getting as many runs as he'd like.

He's keen to return to the international stage after making a big impact in the one day series win over England -- and hadn't heard the Players Association wants New Zealand Cricket to withdraw from the Champions Trophy in Pakistan in September.

But says personally he would like to go.