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Scott Styris

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
New Zealand, Auckland, Durham, Essex, Leicestershire, Northern Districts, North Island, New Zealand A, Titans, Chennai, Hyderabad, Middlesex, New Zealand Under-19, Sussex, Hobart Hurricanes, Sylhet Super Stars, Kandurata Warriors, Gazi Tank Cricketers
Roles played:
AllRounder
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
July 10, 1975, Brisbane,Queensland

Profile

Arriving on the scene in the early 2000s as a gentle medium-pace bowler who could fit in as a middle-order batsman, Scott Styris wasn’t predicted to last a decade in international cricket. But the gritty Kiwi has not only silenced his critics but also has enjoyed an immensely successful career at the highest level. An aggressive batsman, Styris has an added ability of filling in the middle overs with the ball; making him New Zealand’s most able all-rounder.

Styris debuted for Central Districts in 1994-95 before playing his first ODI against India in 1999. On a track that was dead as a dodo, Styris’ impressive 3-wicket haul was instrumental in a New Zealand win; but it was his eight wickets in the home series against West Indies in 2000 which hallmarked his arrival on the ODI stage. However the flipside of his impressive performances in the shorter format had its banes as Styris was branded by many as an ODI specialist and found it hard to break into the Test side. But when given a chance against the West Indies in mid-2002, Styris broke all myths scoring a ton on debut and went on to play a match-saving innings on the last day of the Test. From his first 15 Test matches, Styris scored four centuries which included a swashbuckling 170 against South Africa. He was no less impressive in ODIs contributing 101 in a then record ODI chase of 322 against Australia in 2005-06.

A back injury before the Sri Lanka series in late 2006 scuppered his progress but Styris came back invigorated and was one of the stars of the 2007 World Cup, playing a massive hand in New Zealand’s road to the semi-final. Loss of form combined with injuries resulted in him being dropped from the Test squad and after serious contemplation in 2008 he announced his retirement from Test cricket and first-class cricket to concentrate on the shorter formats of the game. Post New Zealand’s semi-final finish in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Styris retired from all forms of international cricket, stating that he will continue to play domestic T20 tournaments. He was then usurped by the Hyderabad for the first few seasons of the IPL, followed by the Chennai.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 29 48 1586 4 36.04 51.34 5 6 170
ODI 188 161 4483 23 32.48 79.42 4 28 141
T20 31 29 578 2 21.40 119.66 0 1 66
IPL 12 10 131 3 18.71 98.49 0 0 36*
CLT20 6 6 68 0 11.33 107.93 0 0 37
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 29 36 1960 1015 20 3/28 / 50.75 3.10 0 0 0 10
ODI 188 161 6114 4839 137 6/25 / 35.32 4.74 4 1 0 105
T20 31 21 309 349 18 3/5 / 19.38 6.77 0 0 0 4
IPL 12 11 216 276 8 3/32 / 34.50 7.66 0 0 0 6
CLT20 6 6 96 121 3 2/24 / 40.33 7.56 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 23 0 1
ODI 73 0 10
T20 8 0 2
IPL 2 0 1
CLT20 4 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2002-2007
 
ODI:
1999-2011
 
T20:
2005-2010
 
IPL:
2008-2011
 
CLT20:
2009-2014
Test
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
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot - Nov 05, 1999
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Mar 29, 2011
T20
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
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Apr 13, 2011
CLT20
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Somerset at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Northern Districts Vs Barbados Tridents at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Sep 30, 2014
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