Black Caps will miss Ryder, says Vettori

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Johannesburg, Sep.29 (ANI): New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has said that the squad will miss the all-purpose game of Jesse Ryder as they take on England in a must win Champions Trophy cricket match on Tuesday.

New Zealand will qualify for the semi-finals if they overcome an unbeaten England at the same Wanderers Stadium venue.

Doing it without Ryder and Jacob Oram will test the mettle and versatility of Vettori's men as both have all-round attributes.

James Franklin has replaced Oram, while Otago opener Aaron Redmond has been called in to replace Ryder.

"It's a huge loss, even with his bowling and fielding as well, he's pretty valuable. I was a bowler down with him unable to bowl," Vettori told reporters.

"(He's) A big loss and I hope the guys can pick up the slack around him. The way he played today its going to be a tough ask for us to make up that in the game against England." (ANI)

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