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Jesse Ryder: Recalled ahead of T20 decider against South Africa

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New Zealand have recalled Jesse Ryder to their squad for Wednesday's third and deciding Twenty20 international against South Africa.

Ryder had missed the Test, one-day and Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe and the first two Twenty20 matches against South Africa because of a calf injury.

He replaces all-rounder Andrew Ellis, who asked to be released from the 13-man squad to be with his family in Christchurch for the first anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake in which 185 people died.

Ryder last played for New Zealand in their memorable seven-run Test win over Australia at Hobart in December.

However the big-hitting opener has also been added to New Zealand's squad for the ODI series alongside fast bowler Andy McKay and all-rounder James Franklin.

The trio take the places of the injured Dean Brownlie and Jacob Oram, and the rested teenager Tom Latham - with Ellis returning.

With Ross Taylor injured, Brendon McCullum captains the side.

The Twenty20 series is tied after New Zealand won the first match by six wickets and South Africa won the second by eight wickets.

New Zealand ODI squad: Brendon McCullum (c), Michael Bates, Doug Bracewell, Andrew Ellis, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Nathan McCullum, Andrew McKay, Kyle Mills, Tarun Nethula, Rob Nicol, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Kane Williamson.