26 Oct 2013

Ryder to play for Otago this weekend

5:20 am on 26 October 2013

Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has been named in the Otago side to play Wellington in the season opening Plunket Shield match starting at the Basin Reserve on Sunday.

Ryder only joined Otago this week after serving his six-month ban for failing a drugs test.

Otago are without the McCullum brothers, Neil Wagner, James Neesham and Hamish Rutherford, who are all with the Black Caps in Bangladesh.