Matt Henry

New Zealand|Bowler
Matt Henry
INTL CAREER: 2014 - 2022
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Full Name

Matthew James Henry

Born

December 14, 1991, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

30y 350d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

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
Test173339432133537/239/5540.243.2474.3210
ODI6462334829261165/305/3025.225.2428.81020
T20I6613219173/443/4427.288.6818.8000
FC861611844891953867/2312/7323.822.9947.732183
List A144140722862832366/456/4526.625.2130.61340
T2010097201929121024/434/4328.548.6519.7100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test172253126618.3544669.950247570
ODI6425822348*13.1124092.9100199190
T20I621101010.005200.00002010
FC861141818718119.48241977.340623853360
List A144762069648*12.42652106.74005931520
T2010060254704413.42296158.78002732360
Matthew James Henry
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
New Zealand vs India--1/2027-Nov-2022HamiltonODI # 4487
New Zealand vs India--0/4825-Nov-2022AucklandODI # 4483
Canterbury vs Wellington300/2422-Nov-2022WellingtonList A
Canterbury vs Otago05/45 & 4/6805-Nov-2022ChristchurchFC
Canterbury vs Wellington15 & 19*3/16 & 4/2826-Oct-2022WellingtonFC
Photos
Devon Conway congratulates Matt Henry for dismissing Shikhar Dhawan
Matt Henry celebrates after dismissing Aaron Finch early
Matt Henry celebrates after getting the in-form David Warner
Matt Henry trapped Andy Balbirnie early
Michael Bracewell was at it again as he guided New Zealand to a three-wicket win
Matt Henry struck early to dismiss Paul Stirling