Auckland, Nov 11(ANI): New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder has denied suggestions that his days at the bowling crease in international cricket could be numbered.
Ryder is on the comeback from another injury after being forced home from the just-completed tour of Zimbabwe with a calf injury.
“I’m definitely keen to bowl. It’s just through a few injuries I haven’t really had the strength to bowl,” stuff.co.nz quoted Ryder, as saying.
“I hadn’t bowled for five months so it probably wasn’t my best idea to take the ball … I shouldn’t have been bowling in the first place. So, I won’t be bowling till I’m fully fit and strong,” he added.
The 27-year-old further said that no-one was more disappointed than him when the injury ruled him out of the one-off Test in Bulawayo.
“I was really looking forward to that Test because I haven’t played Test cricket for a while,” Ryder said.
Earlier, New Zealand captain Ross Taylor had said that Ryder must scale back his bowling in an attempt to curb his run of injuries.
“As captain I want Jesse to be bowling, but I would rather see him bat and score a lot of runs,” Taylor had said in an interview. (ANI)