New Zealand international Styris played in English cricket for the first time in 2005 after joining Middlesex as one of their overseas players.
He played in half of the county's first class matches during the season, and made a top score of 100 not out.
He also topped Middlesex's bowling averages, with 44 wickets at 23.54 apiece and headed the wicket taking list in the totesport league with 20 victims at an average of 21.
Was signed by Durham in 2007 on a short-term contract for their Twenty20 Cup campaign.
He had an impressive Test debut when he made a century and a half-century against West Indies in 2002. He followed that up with 6-25 in a one-day match on the same tour, breaking the record for New Zealand's previous best ODI bowling figures.
A knee injury meant that Styris was forced to reinvent himself as a batsman who bowls occasionally, but his medium-pace seamers continue to do considerable damage to opposition batting line-ups.
One of the most experienced members of the Black Caps squad, he was made captain for a tour match against New South Wales in 2004 due to the absence of Stephen Fleming.