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Full nameĀ Scott Styris

Born July 10, 1975, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Current age 35 years 195 days

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Middlesex, Northern Districts

Nickname Miley, The Rus

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Hamilton Boys High School

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Scott Styris Profile

Northern Districts allrounder Scott Styris is a rather stereotypical New Zealand selection, but has became an integral part of the team – a fact highlighted by an outstanding 2007 World Cup. He had nearly 10 years of domestic cricket before he was called up to the Test squad, having made his one-day international debut much earlier. Originally a seamer, a knee injury forced him to take his batting more seriously, and he switched from being a bowler who can bat into being a batsman who occasionally bowls. He was awarded his Test cap on the eve of the Karachi Test in May 2002, only for it to be taken back when the match was cancelled as a result of a bomb blast. When he finally got the chance he scored a century and a half-century on debut against West Indies. On the same tour of the Caribbean he broke the New Zealand record for one-day bowling with 6 for 25 in Trinidad. He has been encouraged by John Bracewell to work on his offspin as an option which would put less strain on his body, but this has yet to be unveiled. Having spent the best part of 11 years with Northern Districts, Styris signed for Auckland – and in 2005 was tempted by Middlesex for a stint in the county game. He continued a strong link with English cricket, taking up a mid-season contract with Durham in 2007. A thrilling 101 in New Zealand’s chase of a then-record 322 against Australia at Christchurch was followed by useful contributions in the one-day series against West Indies at home. A timely unbeaten 103 on and some key wickets on the first day at Auckland saw New Zealand take a series lead in the Tests. A back injury ruled him out of the home series against Sri Lanka in December 2006 but he returned in time for the last few games of the tri-series in Australia and was considered fit enough to be named in the 15-man World Cup squad where he was one of the leading performers with 499 runs at 83. After a poor Test series against South Africa in November 2007, he was dropped from the Test side for the home series against Bangladesh. In a bid to prolong his career in the limited-overs formats, he announced his retirement from Tests in February 2008.

Fast Facts

* Scot Styris has scored more than 15000 runs and has closed in on 500 wickets in first-class and List A cricket combined together.
* He is the 7th highest run-getter for New Zealand in ODIs.
* His 6-25 is the second best bowling figures for a New Zealander in ODIs and his 3-5 is also the third best figures for a Kiwi in T20s.
* He is only one of three Kiwi players to have scored more than 4000 runs and taken 100 wickets in ODIs.
* He currently holds the record for New Zealand’s highest 4th wicket and 8th wicket partnerships with Taylor and Vettori respectively in ODIs.
* Styris’ maiden wicket was Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs and Brian Lara in Tests.
* For a New Zealand player who has played over 150 ODIs, he has the second best dismissals per innings ratio as a fielder who is not a wicket-keeper.
* With 63 catches, he holds the second highest number of catches for a New Zealand fielder in the decade from 2000-2009.
* He is only one of eight Kiwis to have hit more than 50 sixes in ODIs.
* He is only the third New Zealand player to have scored a century and a half century in his debut test.
* He is only the second Black Caps’ bowler to take three wickets against India on ODI debut.
* With 499 runs he was the highest run-getter from New Zealand in the 2007 World Cup and also picked up 9 wickets.
* Scot Styris is the only Kiwi bowler to have taken more than 5 wickets and score a half century in the same ODI.

Scott Styris Batting, Fielding and Bowling
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Scott Styris Career

Test:
2002-2007

ODI:
1999-2010

T20:
2005-2010

IPL:
2008-2009

CLT20:
2009-2009

Scott Styris Test Matches

Debut:
New Zealand Vs West Indies at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s – Grenada – Jun 28, 2002
Last played:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion (Verwoerdburg) – Nov 16, 2007

Scott Styris ODI Matches

Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot – Nov 05, 1999
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) – Dec 10, 2010

Scott Styris T20 Matches

Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Eden Park, Auckland – Feb 17, 2005
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at AMI Stadium, Christchurch – Dec 30, 2010

Scott Styris IPL20 Matches

Debut:
Deccan Chargers Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) – Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Deccan Chargers Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Newlands, Cape Town – Apr 22, 2009

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