Scott Bernard Styris

New Zealand Scott Bernard Styris

Plays for New Zealand
Age 42 years 104 days
Born July 10, 1975, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
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 and played in the one-day side until the 2011 World Cup. Martin Williamson May 2011
Major Teams Affiliated With
New Zealand Auckland Chennai Super Kings
Deccan Chargers Durham Essex
Gazi Tank Cricketers Leicestershire Leicestershire 2nd XI
Middlesex New Zealand Emerging Players New Zealand Under-19s
Northern Districts PCA Masters XI Sussex
Sylhet Royals Titans

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 57 7 0 135 33.49 141 8709 50 310 354
firstClass 30 10 0 102 31.33 212* 6048 20 213 128
T20Is 1 0 0 8 25 40 21.40 66 578 2 29 31
ODIs 28 4 0 73 68 353 32.48 141 4483 23 161 188
tests 6 5 0 23 13 205 36.04 170 1586 4 48 29

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 1 8 4.59 31.00 6/25 6/25 303 9393 12259 354
firstClass 1 9 3.01 31.59 6/32 204 6446 12826 128
T20Is 0 0 0 6.77 19.38 3/5 3/5 18 349 309 21 31
ODIs 0 1 4 4.74 35.32 6/25 6/25 137 4839 6114 161 188
tests 0 0 0 3.10 50.75 3/44 3/28 20 1015 1960 36 29
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