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Moisés Henriques
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Henriques in March 2009
Personal information
Full name Moisés Constantino Henriques
Born (1987-02-01) 1 February 1987 (age 30)
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Nickname Mozzie, Moey[1]
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)[2][3]
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 432) 22 February 2013 v India
Last Test 13 August 2016 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 179) 31 October 2009 v India
Last ODI 10 June 2017 v England
ODI shirt no. 21
T20I debut (cap 34) 15 February 2009 v New Zealand
Last T20I 22 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present New South Wales (squad no. 21)
2010 Delhi Daredevils
2011 Mumbai Indians
2011–present Sydney Sixers
2012 Glamorgan
2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2014–present Sunrisers Hyderabad
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 4 11 72 91
Runs scored 164 81 3,560 2,146
Batting average 23.42 9.00 35.24 31.10
100s/50s 0/2 0/0 6/19 2/7
Top score 81* 18 265 164*
Balls bowled 330 354 6,159 3,278
Wickets 2 7 101 76
Bowling average 82.00 43.71 31.37 36.73
5 wickets in innings 0 0 2 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/48 3/32 5/17 4/17
Catches/stumpings 1/– 4/– 30/– 37/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 June 2017

Moisés Constantino Henriques (/ˈmzs hɛnˈrkɛs/;[4] born 1 February 1987) is a Portugal-born Australian professional cricketer who currently plays for the New South Wales Blues, Sydney Sixers and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is a high quality all-rounder in T20 matches.

Under-19s career[edit]

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[edit]

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. 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. 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.

He was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise for $300,000 to play in the Indian Premier League during the 2009 season.[10] 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.

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.[11]

Henriques again got injured during the 2014–15 Big Bash League season with a recurrence of his calf injury.[12]

International career[edit]

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.[13] James Hopes had injured his hamstring. Ironically, soon after Henriques played in Hopes' place, he too injured his hamstring.[14] He used to play for 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. 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.

Personal life[edit]

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, Portugal before moving to Australia with his family at the age of one.[15] 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.[16] In 2004 he was the recipient of the first Rexona Australian Youth Cricket Scholarship, an initiative backed by Ricky Ponting.[17]

Playing style[edit]

A genuine all-rounder, Henriques states that he "couldn't choose" between batting and bowling as his preferred art.[18] Despite this, some have commented that his bowling is slightly better than his batting.[19] 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.[18]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 19 October 2012

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
ODI 12 Australia v India Delhi 2009 1–51 Australia v India Delhi 2009
T20I 56* Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 2017 -
FC 265* New South Wales v Tasmania Sydney (Bankstown) 2012 5–17 New South Wales v Queensland Brisbane 2006
LA 164* New South Wales Blues v Western Warriors Perth 2012 3–29 New South Wales Blues v Western Warriors Sydney 2008
T20 77 Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers Perth 2012 3–11 New South Wales Blues v Victoria Bushrangers Delhi 2009

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Moises Henriques". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Moises Henriques". Sydney Sixers. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Moises Henriques". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Ford Ranger Young Gun 2008 – Moises Henriques profile – NSW. Mindshare Australia. 4 January 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
    The Portuguese pronunciation would be [mo̞jˈzɛ zẽˈʁikɨʃ] or [mo̞jˈzɛʃ kõʃtɐ̃ˈtin(w) ẽˈʁikɨʃ].
  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 Cricket Archive. Retrieved on 3 December 2007.
  9. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Under-19s World Cup | Most wickets | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 
  10. ^ Kolkata Knight Riders sign up Henriques (Cricinfo). Retrieved 16 February 2009
  11. ^ Talbot, Bruce (14 June 2015). "Surrey's Rory Burns and Moises Henriques involved in horrifying collision". 
  12. ^ "Sydney Sixers young gun Nic Maddinson replaces injured Moises Henriques as captain". 
  13. ^ Injured Lee and Johnson miss second ODI (Cricinfo). Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  14. ^ Dodgy cricket schedule, more headaches for players The Roar. Retrieved 10 November 2009.
  15. ^ Ronaldo's old neighbour to become NSW's youngest one-day debutant Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 December 2007
  16. ^ Other matches played by Moises Henriques Cricket Archive. Moises Henriques is the second biggest Dragonfly breeder and races in NSW. 12 December 2007
  17. ^ Young allrounder wins $30,000 scholarship Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 December 2007
  18. ^ a b Moises Henriques Profile Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2006.
  19. ^ Finally Henriques can prove he's got the right stuff Sydney Mornin Herald. Retrieved 12 December 2007