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Mathew Sinclair      

Full name Mathew Stuart Sinclair

Born November 9, 1975, Katherine, Australia

Current age 38 years 311 days

Major teams New Zealand, Central Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Mathew Stuart Sinclair
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 33 56 5 1635 214 32.05 3795 43.08 3 4 197 7 31 0
ODIs 54 50 4 1304 118* 28.34 2086 62.51 2 8 112 5 17 0
T20Is 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 5 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 188 319 37 13717 268 48.64 36 68 203 1
List A 229 217 30 6515 123 34.83 7 48 114 2
Twenty20 62 61 5 1523 85* 27.19 1267 120.20 0 13 140 39 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 33 2 42 14 0 - - - 2.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 54 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 188 2659 1137 24 3/29 47.37 2.56 110.7 0 0
List A 229 172 183 3 1/15 1/15 61.00 6.38 57.3 0 0 0
Twenty20 62 1 6 13 0 - - - 13.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington, Dec 26-29, 1999 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Mar 27-31, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 26, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Jan 10, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v New Zealand at Perth, Dec 11, 2007 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1995/96
Last First-class Central Districts v Northern Districts at Nelson, Feb 20-23, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Auckland v Central Districts at Auckland, Mar 13, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Auckland v Central Districts at Auckland, Jan 15, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
7 Central D v Auckland Auckland 13 Mar 2013 LA
11 Central D v Otago New Plymouth 10 Mar 2013 LA
21* Central D v Northern D Hamilton 6 Mar 2013 LA
0 Central D v Canterbury Nelson 3 Mar 2013 LA
21 Central D v Wellington Wellington 28 Feb 2013 LA
0 Central D v Northern D Nelson 26 Feb 2013 LA
23, 1* Central D v Northern D Nelson 20 Feb 2013 FC
23, 53 Central D v Canterbury Rangiora 14 Feb 2013 FC
16, 27 Central D v Auckland Auckland 30 Jan 2013 FC
86, 0/6, 38 Central D v Canterbury Napier 24 Jan 2013 FC
Profile

If ever the weight of two double-centuries scored so early in an international career - two in the first 12 Tests - has become a yoke, then that is the case for Mathew Sinclair. He scored 214 on his debut, against West Indies at Wellington in 1999, and followed that with 204 not out against Pakistan in the following summer. But despite this most promising of starts, Sinclair has struggled to gain a permanent place in both the Test and one-day sides after disappointing scores. He was recalled for the third Test against South Africa at Wellington in March 2004, but an impressive 74 in the first innings wasn't enough to get him picked on the tour of England in 2004. However, after Craig McMillan broke his finger in a tour match against Leicestershire, Sinclair, who was playing league cricket in East Anglia, was called up as cover. Similarly, Sinclair was drafted into the Bangladesh touring squad when Michael Papps dislocated his shoulder, and he duly struck 76 in the first Test. A luckless tour of Australia in 2004-05 lost him his place and his national contract, but he was signed up again in 2006 and played the home series against Sri Lanka in December. He was surprised to be dumped from the contract list in 2007 and indicated he had lost patience with New Zealand and was looking to continue his career overseas, but was offered a reprieve when Hamish Marshall left the scene. Sinclair might have been on the other side of the Tasman: he was born in Australia's Northern Territory, but his mother moved to New Zealand after Sinclair's father was killed in a car crash when he was only five.
Lynn McConnell June 2007

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Sep 11, 2010

Mathew Sinclair walks back after being dismissed, Central Districts v Chennai Super Kings, Champions League Twenty20, Durban, September 11, 2010

Mathew Sinclair walks back after being dismissed

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Mar 30, 2010

Michael Clarke appeals successfully for Mathew Sinclair's lbw, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 4th day, March 30, 2010

Michael Clarke appeals successfully for Mathew Sinclair's lbw

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Mar 28, 2010

Mathew Sinclair couldn't stop Mitchell Johnson's searing yorker, New Zealand v Australia, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 2nd day, March 28, 2010

Mathew Sinclair couldn't stop Mitchell Johnson's searing yorker

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