Jesse Daniel Ryder
St Lucia Stars
6th August 1984
Jesse Ryder is an attacking top order batsman and very useful seam bowler who burst onto the international scene in 2008. He made a maiden Test hundred followed by a double century in the same series against India in early 2009. Ryder has played 18 Tests, 48 ODIs and 22 T20 internationals for New Zealand, scoring more than 3000 runs, including six hundreds.
More recently Ryder has had a successful spell at Essex in England and continues to score runs for Central Districts in New Zealand with his distinctive batting style that is both languid and powerful. Across more than 100 matches in his T20 career he has scored his runs at a strike rate of 147, and it is that attacking ability that has made him such a sought after player in T20 cricket around the world.