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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 305d

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
Test142731811712374/936/10546.273.2285.90200
ODI555328772538985/305/3025.895.2929.30820
T20I6613219173/443/4427.288.6818.80000
FC741371548179063147/4212/7325.173.0649.3024153
List A130126651156822116/456/4526.925.2330.801140
T20908717792583884/434/4329.358.7120.20100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test141742366618.1530776.870135560
ODI5521721148*15.07211100.0000199170
T20I621101010.005200.00002010
FC74951615628119.77202677.090520638320
List A130691963648*12.72587108.34005727490
T209053233854212.83247155.87002226310
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Matt Henry signs autographs
Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry and Henry Nicholls speak to fans during the mace tour
Say cheese: Henry Nicholls and Matt Henry pose with fans in Dunedin
Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Henry Nicholls during the mace tour
Matt Henry and Tom Latham take the WTC mace around at the New Brighton Beach
Tom Latham and Matt Henry pose with the WTC mace on the mace tour