12 Sep 2008

Ryder returns to Black Caps

4:59 pm on 12 September 2008

The New Zealand cricket coach John Bracewell says he's satisfied that Jesse Ryder is back to full fitness and that his attitude off the field has improved as well.

Ryder is back in the Black Caps for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh after being out of the side since February, when he suffered a self inflicted injury to his right hand when he put it through a window in a Christchurch pub.

Bracewell says Ryder proved his batting and bowling fitness on the Emerging Players tour in Australia in July and has been working hard in his behaviour with the help of people inside and outside the game.

Bracewell says the player and his supporters will have to be vigilant and diligent make sure he stays out of trouble .

Ryder's been named as a test and one day player with Aaron Redmond and Iain O'Brien named for only the two tests and Mark Gillespie and Scott Styris for the one day series.

The rest of the squad is: Daniel Vettori (captain), Grant Elliott, Daniel Flynn, , Gareth Hopkins,

Jamie How, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Tim Southee and Ross Taylor.