Matt Henry

Country: New Zealand
Born: December 14, 1991, Christchurch, Canterbury
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Matt Henry Bio

Matthew James Henry, commonly known as Matt Henry, is a talented New Zealand cricket player who has made a name for himself as a slippery fast bowler. Despite facing a major setback in his career due to a back surgery in 2012, Henry’s determination and resilience allowed him to rise above the challenges and achieve success on the international stage.

Born on December 14, 1991, in Christchurch, New Zealand, Henry discovered his passion for cricket at a young age. He honed his skills and worked tirelessly to improve his game, dreaming of one day representing his country at the highest level. However, his aspirations were put on hold when he underwent a major back surgery that threatened to derail his cricketing career.

After a period of intense rehabilitation and recovery, Henry finally received the opportunity he had been patiently waiting for. In 2014, during the ODI series against India, he was called up as cover for the injury-prone Hamish Bennett. Seizing the moment, Henry made his debut for New Zealand and instantly made his mark by claiming four wickets, securing a series triumph for his team. His exceptional performance earned him recognition and sparked his journey to becoming a crucial member of the national squad.

Henry’s breakthrough moment on the international stage came during the 2015 World Cup, where he played a pivotal role for New Zealand in their remarkable campaign. Despite featuring in only two matches throughout the tournament, those matches happened to be the most significant – the semi-final against South Africa and the final against Australia. Henry showcased his talent and skill, contributing to New Zealand’s success with his impressive bowling.

Following his successful World Cup campaign, Henry made his Test debut at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground during New Zealand’s tour of England. He made an immediate impact, taking four wickets in the first innings and solidifying his position in the Test side. Over the next four years, Henry’s physical endurance became evident as he remained a consistent member of both the Test and ODI squads.

In the 2019 World Cup, Henry once again proved his worth as an invaluable asset to the team. He showcased his exceptional bowling abilities by claiming 14 wickets throughout the tournament, including a standout performance against Bangladesh where he took 4 for 47. However, his most memorable spell came in the semifinal against India at Old Trafford, where he dismantled their top order, including the prolific Rohit Sharma. Henry’s crucial wickets played a significant role in securing victory for New Zealand. Additionally, his contribution in the final against England saw him dismiss the dangerous Jason Roy.

Known for consistently maintaining speeds over 140kmph and preferring to bowl full, Henry has exhibited his talent not only in international cricket but also in domestic competitions. Although he had limited experience with only four five-wicket hauls in 14 first-class games spread across three seasons, Henry’s selection into the New Zealand senior team marked a turning point in his career.

Matt Henry’s journey is a testament to his determination, perseverance, and skill as a fast bowler. Despite setbacks early in his career, he has become a respected figure in international cricket, representing New Zealand with pride and distinction. As he continues to hone his craft, cricket enthusiasts around the world eagerly await his future contributions to the sport.

Matt Henry Career Stats

Matt Henry Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 27 6 462 72 22 618 74.75 0 4 66 10 8 0
T20Is 17 6 3 12 10 4 10 120 0 0 2 0 3 0
ODIs 82 35 12 255 48* 11.08 277 92.05 0 0 21 10 28 0
FC 96 128 21 2170 81 20.28 2727 79.57 0 9 277 63 39 0
List A 165 87 24 755 48* 11.98 705 107.09 0 0 65 33 63 0
T20s 131 70 30 532 44 13.3 340 156.47 0 0 28 37 54 0

Matt Henry Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 21 41 5119 2689 72 7/23 9/55 37.34 3.15 71 4 1 0
T20Is 17 16 366 496 20 3/32 3/32 24.8 8.13 18.3 0 0 0
ODIs 82 80 4277 3722 141 5/30 5/30 26.39 5.22 30.3 10 2 0
FC 96 179 20663 10269 437 7/23 12/73 23.49 2.98 47.2 35 22 3
List A 165 161 8318 7160 266 6/45 6/45 26.91 5.16 31.2 13 4 0
T20s 131 126 2667 3730 151 4/24 4/24 24.7 8.39 17.6 3 0 0

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