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Cricket-Ryder named in New Zealand squad for Bangladesh tour

WELLINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder has recovered from a serious hand injury and been recalled to New Zealand’s squad for their tour of Bangladesh.

Ryder burst on to the scene this year against England before injuring his hand in a nightclub incident, requiring surgery that stopped him touring England in May.

He returned to action during an emerging players tournament in Australia in July and was named on Friday for the three one-day international and two-test series in October.

“We welcome Jesse Ryder back to the ...squad for both forms of the game,” selector Dion Nash said in a statement.

“Jesse performed well on the Emerging Players tour in Australia in July.”

Fast bowler Chris Martin, a regular fixture in the test side in recent years, has also returned to the one-day squad and batsman Aaron Redmond, who made his international debut in England has been named just for the test series.

The teams will play three one-day internationals starting on Oct. 9. The first test begins in Chittagong on Oct. 17.

“The team will have the challenge of competitive cricket in sub-continent conditions after the break enforced by the postponement of the Champions Trophy,” said Nash.

Squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Grant Elliott, Daniel Flynn, Mark Gillespie (ODI only), Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Kyle Mills, Iain O’Brien (tests only), Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Aaron Redmond (tests only), Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris (ODI only), Ross Taylor.

Reporting by Greg Stutchbury in Melbourne; Editing by Ed Osmond