Full name Henry Michael Nicholls
Born November 15, 1991, Christchurch
Current age 25 years 131 days
Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Durham 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Sydney Thunder
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education St Andrew's College, Christchurch, New Zealand
|Test debut||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Feb 12-15, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-18, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 9, 2016 scorecard|
|Only T20I||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Kolkata, Mar 26, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Canterbury v Otago at Rangiora, Nov 7-10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-18, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Central Districts v Canterbury at Rangiora, Nov 25, 2011 scorecard|
|Last List A||Canterbury v Wellington at Rangiora, Feb 18, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Canterbury v South Africans at Christchurch, Feb 15, 2012 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Wellington v Canterbury at Wellington, Jan 5, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|118, 7||New Zealand||v South Africa||Wellington||16 Mar 2017||Test # 2255|
|12||New Zealand||v South Africa||Dunedin||8 Mar 2017||Test # 2253|
|34, 71*||Canterbury||v Wellington||Wellington||26 Feb 2017||FC|
|31||Canterbury||v Wellington||Rangiora||18 Feb 2017||LA|
|5||Canterbury||v Wellington||Christchurch||11 Feb 2017||LA|
|64||Canterbury||v Wellington||Christchurch||8 Feb 2017||LA|
|65||Canterbury||v Auckland||Auckland||4 Feb 2017||LA|
|140||Canterbury||v Northern D||Christchurch||1 Feb 2017||LA|
|76||Canterbury||v Auckland||Rangiora||28 Jan 2017||LA|
|98||New Zealand||v Bangladesh||Christchurch||20 Jan 2017||Test # 2248|
An aggressive, but organised left-hander from Canterbury, Henry Nicholls' burgeoning domestic form brought him to the notice of the New Zealand selectors, who called him up to the national team in the 2015/16 home season.
Though he would earn a Test cap in February 2016, it is in one-day cricket that Nicholls had largely made his mark, hitting 454 runs in the 2014/15 Ford Trophy at an average of 75.66, with strike-rate of 105.82. Consequently promoted to the New Zealand A team, he further outlined his value in a home series against Sri Lanka A, hitting two hundreds and a fifty in his three innings in the unofficial Tests, before averaging 84.50 in the one-dayers.
His impact at the top level wasn't quite immediate - it wasn't until his fifth ODI innings that Nicholls crossed fifty, and though he scored a half-century on Test debut against Australia, didn't quite do enough to secure his place in the XI. However, coach Mike Hesson spoke of Nicholls as a player worth investing in, and the returns did eventually begin to come. He hit a maiden Test hundred against South Africa at the Basin Reserve, in March 2017.
Andrew Fidel Fernando
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history