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 238d

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
Test173339432133537/239/5540.243.2474.3210
ODI6058314427751105/305/3025.225.2928.51020
T20I6613219173/443/4427.288.6818.8000
FC831551764389263637/2312/7324.583.0348.629173
List A139135698261082306/456/4526.555.2430.31340
T2010097201929121024/434/4328.548.6519.7100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test172253126618.3544669.950247570
ODI6023821448*14.2622296.3900199180
T20I621101010.005200.00002010
FC831101718378119.75238377.080623749350
List A139732065748*12.39618106.31005927500
T2010060254704413.42296158.78002732360
Matthew James Henry
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Kent vs WORCS--3/5602-Aug-2022WorcesterList A
Kent vs Lancashire16 & 35/45 & 4/8225-Jul-2022ManchesterFC
Kent vs Warwickshire34 & 262/63 & 1/3619-Jul-2022BirminghamFC
New Zealand vs Ireland--4/6815-Jul-2022Dublin (Malahide)ODI # 4429
New Zealand vs Ireland3*2/4012-Jul-2022Dublin (Malahide)ODI # 4423
Videos
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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
Matt Henry exults after getting the better of Ollie Pope
Matt Henry sways to avoid a short ball from Ben Stokes
Matt Henry removed Alex Lees