Famous cricket players of New Zealand: Scott Styris
Born in Brisbane, Australia in 1975, Scott Bernard Styris is a less known all rounder of New Zealand cricket team who is a right handed batsman and a medium fast bowler. He made is ODI debut back in 1999 against India and was lucky to bag Sachin Tendulkar as his first wicket. Since then he has had a roller coaster ride in his career with a few sparks of brilliance on the way.
As a valuable member of the New Zealand cricket team squad, Scott Styris has scored 4483 in 188 ODI matches as of 2014 at an average of 32.48 and much score has come on account of his hard hitting bat. He has scored 4 centuries and 28 fifties in ODI international so far (2014) along the way with his highest ODI score being 141. A useful medium pacer, Styris has often been a partnership breaker and has 137 wickets to his name in the ODIs at an average of 35.32 with a best bowling of 6 wickets for 25 runs. He has been quite significant in his performance in test matches. He has scored 1,586 runs in 29 matches while scoring 5 centuries and six 50s.
Having made a comeback to the ODI team in 2010 after spending almost 2 years in hibernation, Scott Styris has been a revelation and made a name for himself in the game with consistent performances and winning the right to be selected for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup squad travelling to the Sub Continent.
Styris was part of the squad in 2011 cricket world cup and if he manages the same level of performance and avoids injuries, there is a high chance of him becoming a part of national team of New Zealand for the 2015 Cricket World Cup event. However the need right now is for New Zealand team to brush up its youngsters in its team to fight the giants such as Australia, South Africa and Pakistan.