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Moises Henriques

Moises Henriques
Henriques with the Sydney Sixers in 2016
Personal information
Full name
Moisés Constantino Henriques
Born (1987-02-01) 1 February 1987 (age 37)
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
NicknameMoey,[1] Mozzie[2]
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 432)22 February 2013 v India
Last Test13 August 2016 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 179)31 October 2009 v India
Last ODI26 July 2021 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.21
T20I debut (cap 34)15 February 2009 v New Zealand
Last T20I9 August 2021 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no.21
Domestic team information
2006/07–presentNew South Wales
2009Kolkata Knight Riders
2010Delhi Daredevils
2011/12–presentSydney Sixers
2013Royal Challengers Bangalore
2014–2017Sunrisers Hyderabad
2021Punjab Kings
2023Washington Freedom
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 16 126 130
Runs scored 164 117 6,663 3,505
Batting average 23.42 9.0 35.25 34.70
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 13/30 4/16
Top score 81* 22 265 164*
Balls bowled 330 402 7,473 3,631
Wickets 2 8 127 83
Bowling average 82.0 43.37 30.23 37.96
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/48 3/32 5/17 4/17
Catches/stumpings 1/– 6/– 54/– 50/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 21 February 2024

Moisés Constantino Henriques (/ˈmɔɪzɪs ɒnˈrk/;[3] born 1 February 1987) is an Australian international cricketer who plays for Australia, New South Wales and the Sydney Sixers. An all-rounder, he is the first cricketer born in Portugal to play for Australia in an international match.[4]

Under-19s career

At 16 years of age, Henriques was selected for the Australian U-19 cricket team's squad for the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh, where he took 11 wickets at 19.27 and scored 95 runs at 19.00.[5]

In September 2005, Henriques was named in Australia's U-19 squad to tour India for a One Day series against the Indian U-19 cricket team. Whilst Australia lost the series, in difficult conditions, Henriques was a stand out. He scored 132 runs at an average of 44.00 and claimed 8 wickets at 18.25.[6]

Henriques was named captain of the Australian U-19 team for the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, and performed to great acclaim as he led the Australians to a semi-final berth. He was a stand out player of the tournament, scoring 150 runs at 37.50 and finished as the World Cup's leading wicket-taker, claiming 16 wickets at 10.52 in 5 matches.[7]

During his time in the Australian U-19 team, he played 17 matches, taking 35 wickets at 15.08 and scored 377 runs at an average of 31.41.[8]

Moises Henriques is the joint leading wicket taker along with Greg Thompson in the history of Under-19 Cricket World Cup with 27 scalps.[9]

Domestic career

Henriques playing for New South Wales in 2008

On 2 January 2006, Henriques made his List A debut for New South Wales against Victoria. He bowled 8 overs for 46 runs in a narrow New South Wales victory. His appearance, at only 18 years of age, made him the youngest ever List A debutant for New South Wales.[10] Six days later, Henriques made his Twenty20 debut, but did not bat or bowl in that match.

He made his first-class debut against South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 17 October 2006. Only a week after this match, Henriques took 5/17 against Queensland with fast bowling. In doing so, he became the youngest New South Wales cricketer to take 5 wickets in a first-class innings since Doug Walters [citation needed] However, due to injury, this was the last first-class game Henriques played for over a year. After regaining fitness and impressive performances for his club, St George, in Sydney Grade Cricket, he earned a place in the squad once again.[citation needed]

He was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise for $300,000 to play in the Indian Premier League during the 2009 season.[11] In 2010, he was traded to the Delhi Daredevils in exchange for Manoj Tiwary.

In 2012 he played part of the English season for Glamorgan.

In September 2012 he scored his first first-class century, 161 not out off 229 balls against Tasmania at Bankstown.[citation needed]

Since then, he has produced some very consistent performances with both bat and ball, a highlight recently in the Matador One Day Cup where he scored 131 against Victoria which was his first List A century. He is the captain of NSW. He is injured but will return towards the end of November.

In June 2015, while playing for Surrey in a NatWest T20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks at Arundel Castle, Henriques collided with teammate Rory Burns while attempting to take a catch. Both players were knocked unconscious from the collision and Henriques suffered a broken jaw. Ambulances and medical staff treated the players on-field before taking them both to hospital. The game was abandoned due to the injuries.[12]

Henriques again got injured during the 2014–15 Big Bash League season with a recurrence of his calf injury.[13]

2017–18 season

Henriques played one match for New South Wales in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup against Western Australia before traveling to India to play for Australia in a Twenty20 International series. He captained the side and scored 72 runs from 70 deliveries, but they weren't able to win the match.[14]

T20 franchise career

Moises Henriques used to play for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 4, but was ruled out of the squad because of adductor muscle injury. He was released from his contract with the Mumbai Indians team for IPL and was later picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the player auction 2013 for the IPL-6. After some good time with Sunrisers Hyderabad from 2014 to 2017, in December 2018, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[15][16] But he couldn't feature in the IPL 2019 due to an ankle injury and was later released by Kings XI Punjab before IPL 2020.[17]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Glasgow Giants in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[18][19] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[20] He was released by the Kings XI Punjab ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[21] In February 2021, Henriques was bought by the Punjab Kings in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.[22]

In the Big Bash League, Henriques captained Sydney Sixers to consecutive title victories in 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons.[23][24] He was also a part of the winning squad in the inaugural BBL final in 2011-12, where he scored 70(41) in the final.[25][26]

International career

Henriques made his full international debut in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Sydney on 15 February 2009, but he was run out for only 1 run. In October, Henriques was called up, after injuries to Brett Lee and James Hopes, during Australia's tour of India.[27] James Hopes had injured his hamstring. Ironically, soon after Henriques played in Hopes' place, he too injured his hamstring.[28] In 2013, Henriques was selected in Australia's Test cricket team during the tour of India making his test debut and then scored his maiden half- century with 68 runs in the 1st innings of the 1st test backing it up with 81 not out in the 2nd innings. In 2017, he got back into the Australian squad for a trip to England and Wales for the ICC Champions Trophy which was eventually won by Pakistan.[29] After a long three years gap from international cricket, Henriques returned to the national side for Australia's series against India in 2020.[30] He also got a first test call up after four years against India in 2020.[31]

Personal life

Moisés Henriques field at Endeavour High School in Sydney.
Henriques bowling for New South Wales in 2008

The son of former Portuguese professional footballer, Álvaro, Henriques was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, before moving to Australia with his family at the age of one.[32] He graduated from Endeavour Sports High School in 2004, yet while attending high school he represented New South Wales and Australia at Under 17 and Under 19 level.[33] In 2004 he was the recipient of the first Rexona Australian Youth Cricket Scholarship, an initiative backed by Ricky Ponting.[34]

In 2018, Henriques revealed he was suffering from depression and stepped down as captain of New South Wales.[35][36][37]

Playing style

A genuine all-rounder, Henriques states that he "couldn't choose" between batting and bowling as his preferred art.[38] Despite this, some have commented that his bowling is slightly better than his batting.[39] As a right-handed batsman, Henriques bats in the middle to lower order, and as a right-arm medium-fast bowler he generally opens the attack. His style has been compared to Australian Shane Watson, but Henriques looks to South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis as a source of inspiration.[38]

Career best performances

Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 81* Australia v India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2012/13[40]
ODI 22 India v Australia Manuka Oval, Canberra 2020[41]
T20I 62* India v Australia Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati 2017/18[42]
First-class 265 New South Wales v Queensland SCG, Sydney 2016/17[43]
List A 164* New South Wales v Cricket Australia XI Hurstville Oval, Sydney 2016/17[44]
T20 77 Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers Manuka Oval, Canberra 2014/15[45]
Bowling (innings)
Figures Fixture Venue Season
Test 1/48 Australia v India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2012/13[40]
ODI 3/32 Australia v Sri Lanka Bellerive Oval, Hobart 2012/13[46]
T20I 2/35 Australia v England Bellerive Oval, Hobart 2013/14[47]
First-class 5/17 New South Wales v Queensland The Gabba, Brisbane 2006/07[48]
List A 4/17 New South Wales v Tasmania Bankstown Oval, Sydney 2013/14[49]
T20 3/11 New South Wales v Victoria Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi 2009/10[50]

See also


  1. ^ "Moises Henriques". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  2. ^ "12 interesting facts about Aussie all-rounder Moises Henriques". Crictracker. February 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  3. ^ Ford Ranger Young Gun 2008 – Moises Henriques profile – NSW. Mindshare Australia. 4 January 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
    The Portuguese pronunciation would be [mozɛʃ kõʃtɐ̃ˈtin(w) ẽˈʁikɨʃ].
  4. ^ "The birth of Biff". ESPNcricinfo. February 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  5. ^ 2004 World Cup Statistics and Averages – Australia (Cricinfo). Retrieved 5 November 2007.
  6. ^ Australia U-19s in India, 2005–06 One-Day Averages (Cricinfo). Retrieved 5 November 2007.
  7. ^ ICC U-19s Cricket World Cup, 2005/06 Averages (Cricinfo). Retrieved 5 November 2007.
  8. ^ Moises Henriques Profile CricketArchive. Retrieved on 3 December 2007.
  9. ^ "Cricket Records. Records. Under-19s World Cup. Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Getting To Know Moises Henriques". Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  11. ^ Kolkata Knight Riders sign up Henriques (Cricinfo). Retrieved 16 February 2009
  12. ^ Talbot, Bruce (14 June 2015). "Surrey's Rory Burns and Moises Henriques involved in horrifying collision".
  13. ^ "Sydney Sixers young gun Nic Maddinson replaces injured Moises Henriques as captain".
  14. ^ "Labuschagne penalised under new 'fake fielding' rule". ESPNcricinfo. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  15. ^ "IPL 2019 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  16. ^ "IPL 2019 Auction: Who got whom". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  17. ^ PTI (16 April 2019). "IPL 2019: Henriques suffers injury after being handed KXIP cap". Sportstar. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  18. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Where do the eight franchises stand before the 2020 auction?". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  22. ^ "IPL 2021 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  23. ^ "Big Bash League 2019-20: Sydney Sixers end 7-year wait for title after Melbourne Stars implode in final". India Today. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  24. ^ "Sydney Sixers defends Big Bash League title with 27-run win over Perth Scorchers". Sportstar. Reuters. 6 February 2021. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  25. ^ Chadwick, Justin (28 January 2012). "Sixers crush Scorchers in BBL final". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  26. ^ "Full Scorecard of Scorchers vs Sixers Final 2011/12 - Score Report". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
  27. ^ Injured Lee and Johnson miss second ODI (Cricinfo). Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  28. ^ Dodgy cricket schedule, more headaches for players The Roar. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  29. ^ [1] ESPNcricinfo
  30. ^ "Cameron Green earns Australia call-up, Moises Henriques returns after three years". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  31. ^ "Moises Henriques added to Australia squad for Adelaide Test vs India cricket team.". Cricbuzz. 14 December 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  32. ^ Ronaldo's old neighbour to become NSW's youngest one-day debutant Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 December 2007
  33. ^ Other matches played by Moises Henriques Archived 22 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine CricketArchive. Moises Henriques is the second biggest Dragonfly breeder and races in NSW. 12 December 2007
  34. ^ Young allrounder wins $30,000 scholarship ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 December 2007
  35. ^ Sales, Leigh; Denness, Callum; Daly, Nadia (15 November 2018). "'I'd created this monster': Moises Henriques opens up about his battle with mental illness". ABC News.
  36. ^ "'I wanted to reach out': Henriques keen to give helping hand to Pucovski". 11 January 2019.
  37. ^ "Moises Henriques opens up on mental health battle". 31 July 2018.
  38. ^ a b Moises Henriques Profile ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2006.
  39. ^ Finally Henriques can prove he's got the right stuff Sydney Mornin Herald. Retrieved 12 December 2007
  40. ^ a b "Australia tour of India 2012/13, 2012/13 – Australia v India Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  41. ^ "Full Scorecard of India vs Australia 3rd ODI 2020 - Score Report". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  42. ^ "Australia tour of India, 2017/18 - India v Australia Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  43. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 2016/17 - NSW v QLD Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  44. ^ "Australian Domestic One-Day Competition, 2016/17 - NSW v CA XI Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  45. ^ "Big Bash League, 2014/15 - Sixers v Scorchers Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  46. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2012/13 - Australia v Sri Lanka Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  47. ^ "England tour of Australia, 2013/14 - Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 29 January 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  48. ^ "Sheffield Shield, 2006/07 - NSW v QLD Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  49. ^ "Australian Domestic One-Day Competition, 2013/14 - NSW v TAS Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 29 September 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  50. ^ "Champions League Twenty20, 2009/10 - NSW v VIC Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
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