Star Black Caps batsman Jessie Ryder has challenged the Australian Cricket team to a beer drinking competition.
Ths Aussies are due to host a series against New Zealand later this month hard on the heels of their humiliating 2-0 defeat by India.
New Zealand has little chance at matching the World Number 2 team on the field but with Ryder back after injury the team should more than hold its own at the after match functions.
Ryder who has been known to knock back a few "cold ones" with the lads told The Spoof. "Lets see what these Aussies are made of eh? I reckon they're a bunch of wusses that cant go the distance"
Ryder whose drinking exploits are legendary in New Zealand is back to full fitness now that his hand (which he ripped whilst trying to get into a locked pub toilet) has mended.
Ryder claims that he is now fully fit and able to lift pints quite easily again.
Black Caps coach John Bracewell is cautious about Ryder's claims that the Aussies are soft,"Ive seen Matty Hayden sink a few Castlemaines after a game and Andrew Symons is also pretty handy at lifting the wrist".
"But I do know that Ponting can't hold his beer very well and Brett Lee looks like a wine sipper to me.
"I think once we get through the top order we'll stand a good chance"
Jessie Ryder is 49 not out.