Matt Henry : Mr. Nice Guy

Matt Henry : Mr. Nice Guy

Matt Henry, has been trumpeted in the same breath as Shane Bond was when the latter burst onto the international stage. The comparisons do not end there. Henry is touted as a fine talent and his ability to generate seam movement at good pace that makes him stand apart from the other New Zealand fast bowlers who are more reliant on swing than movement off the pitch. Injuries have meant that Henry has had to reduce his speeds a touch but he can still bowl a heavy ball and get the ball to move both ways. With age on his side, Henry along with Ferguson are fine backup pacers to have for an attack that is led by Southee and Boult, not to mention Wagner in between.


Henry’s key strength is his consistency in line and length, a crucial factor in cricket, particularly in formats like Test cricket. Consistency often trumps sheer pace in effectiveness.
Bowling consistently at around 140 kph while hitting the right areas makes it difficult for batsmen to score runs and builds pressure over time.
Henry’s ability to use his lengths effectively demonstrates his skill as a bowler.
His focus on consistency reflects his adaptability to different situations and conditions, enhancing his effectiveness as a bowler.
Henry’s understanding of his strengths and limitations is essential for his success in international cricket.

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