Full name Matthew Norman Hart
Born May 16, 1972, Hamilton, Waikato
Current age 43 years 76 days
Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Brother - RG Hart
|Test debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Feb 17-20, 1994 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v New Zealand at Cuttack, Nov 8-12, 1995 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Mar 13, 1994 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v New Zealand at Gros Islet, Jun 9, 2002 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Mar 11-14, 2005 scorecard|
|List A debut||1990/91|
|Last List A||Central Districts v Northern Districts at New Plymouth, Feb 12, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/13||NZCPA Masters XI||v NZ U19||Hamilton||23 Dec 2007||Other T20|
A player who seemed on the verge of a distinctly promising international career when achieving the best bowling by a New Zealander in One-Day Internationals, against the West Indies in India when he took 5 for 22 in 1994/95, en route to South Africa, left-arm spinner Matt Hart has fallen into a selection vacuum. On that South African tour he helped bowl New Zealand to a significant first Test victory and from that time he struggled to regain favour with a variety of selection panels. The emergence in the meantime of Daniel Vettori also limited his opportunities. He has partly refashioned his career as a batsman and still comes under consideration when touring sides are selected. His last tour was to the West Indies in 2002.
Lynn McConnell (May 2003)
Quite a few of England's players over the years have been born outside England. Do you know where?
What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?