Bowling: Right-arm fast-medium
Birth Place: Christchurch, Canterbury
High Score: 75*
Best Bowling Figures: 5-18
Date of Birth: 14/12/1991 (25 years old)
A consistent fast bowler with plenty of limited-overs experience, Derbyshire has signed New Zealand international Matt Henry for the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast.
He has taken 156 first-class wickets and boasts best figures of 5-18 in the red ball format. While enjoying a rich vein of form in first-class cricket, Henry boasts an array of one-day experience, which includes six Twenty20 and 30 one-day international appearances for the Black Caps.
Henry has been selected to play in this year’s IPL for Kings XI Punjab, his second stint in the explosive tournament after a stint with Chennai Super Kings in 2016, and will provide the ideal preparation for his stint with the Falcons.
In total, he has appeared in 59 Twenty20 fixtures, claiming 52 wickets at an average of 29. The paceman has also been a regular in New Zealand’s ODI side since making his debut in 2014, claiming 58 wickets at an average of 25 with best figures of 5-30.
The 25-year-old, who claimed the third-best figures for a New Zealand debutant in ODIs returning 4-28 versus India in 2014, also has previous experience in England and spending the first half of the 2016 season at Worcestershire.
He now looks forward to the summer with Derbyshire where he will be available for all NatWest T20 Blast fixtures, fresh from the IPL, aiming to lead the bowling attack alongside the likes of Hardus Viljoen and Imran Tahir.