Matt Henry

New Zealand|Bowler
Matt Henry
INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2023
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Full Name

Matthew James Henry


December 14, 1991, Christchurch, Canterbury


31y 102d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role


A slippery fast bowler, Matt Henry almost didn't play for New Zealand, as he underwent a major back surgery in 2012. Two years later, though, he was called up as cover during the ODI series against India, and thanks to a niggle to fellow injury-prone Hamish Bennett, Henry put the black cap on and registered the third-best figures for a New Zealand debutant in ODIs, claiming four wickets to seal New Zealand's 4-0 series triumph.

He played in only two matches in the 2015 World Cup, and incredibly they were the most important, the semi-final against South Africa and the final against Australia.

Henry would make his Test debut at Lord's on the subsequent tour of England and made an immediate impression taking 4 for 93 in the first innings. Over the next four years his body held up well as he was a fairly regular member of New Zealand's Test and ODI sides and played the occasional T20I.

In 2019, he was a key part of New Zealand's incredible World Cup campaign. He took 14 wickets, including 4 for 47 against Bangladesh. But he saved his best spell for the winning semi-final at Old Trafford where he ripped through India's top order, claiming 3 for 37 including the tournament's leading scorer Rohit Sharma. He also took the key wicket of Jason Roy in the epic final against England at Lord's.

Henry stays consistently over 140kmph, likes to bowl full, and had only taken four five-fors in 14 first-class games spread over three seasons when he was called up for what initially looked like an apprenticeship with the New Zealand senior team.
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Career Averages
List A149145748564052416/456/4526.575.1331.01340
Batting & Fielding
List A149782072348*12.46670107.91006332540
Matthew James Henry
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Recent Matches - Player
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka00/1225-Mar-2023AucklandODI # 4548
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka--3/44 & 1/5917-Mar-2023WellingtonTest # 2500
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka72 & 44/80 & 3/7109-Mar-2023ChristchurchTest # 2498
New Zealand vs England6 & 04/100 & 2/7524-Feb-2023WellingtonTest # 2494
New Zealand vs Pakistan68*1/58 & 1/6902-Jan-2023KarachiTest # 2487
New Zealand's players pose with the trophy after completing the series win
Matt Henry celebrates a wicket
Matt Henry celebrates with team-mates
Matt Henry took wickets in back-to-back overs
Daryl Mitchell, Matt Henry, and Tom Latham have a light moment
Matt Henry made 72 off 75 balls