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Matt Henry
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Matt Henry

New Zealand|bowler
Matt Henry

INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2021

Full Name

Matthew James Henry

Born

December 14, 1991, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

29y 119d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test132529531598314/936/10551.543.2495.20200
ODI555328772538985/305/3025.895.2929.30820
T20I6613219173/443/4427.288.6818.80000
FC731351525377923087/4212/7325.293.0649.5024153
List A130126651156822116/456/4526.925.2330.801140
T20908717792583884/434/4329.358.7120.20100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test131642246618.6629376.450132560
ODI5521721148*15.0721110000199170
T20I621101010.005200002010
FC73941615508119.87201277.030520338320
List A130691963648*12.72587108.34005727490
T209053233854212.83247155.87002226310
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Matt Henry, with the new ball, is a dangerous prospect
Matt Henry made early inroads
Matt Henry's acrobatics helped save some runs
Matt Henry signs autographs for young fans
Matt Henry goes through a fitness drill
Matt Henry celebrates a wicket