Moisés Henriques

Moisés Henriques
Moisés Henriques
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Personal information
Full name Moisés Constantino Henriques
Born 1 February 1987 (1987-02-01) (age 24)
Funchal, Portugal
Nickname Moey
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side Australia
ODI debut (cap 179) 31 October 2009 v India
Last ODI 2 November 2009 v India
ODI shirt no. 21
Only T20I (cap 34) 15 February 2009 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006 – present New South Wales (squad no. 21)
2009 Kolkata Knight Riders (squad no. 21)
2010 Delhi Daredevils
2011 - Present Mumbai Indians
2011 - Sydney Sixers
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC List A
Matches 2 1 23 44
Runs scored 18 1 1,013 753
Batting average 9.00 1.00 28.13 22.81
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/6 0/1
Top score 12 1 82 59
Balls bowled 90 2,396 1,607
Wickets 1 39 35
Bowling average 84.00 31.41 41.48
5 wickets in innings 0 2 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/51 5/17 3/29
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 12/– 23/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 July 2011

Moisés Constantino Henriques (pronounced /ˈmoʊzɨs hɛnˈriːkɛs/;[1] born 1 February 1987 in Funchal, Portugal) is a professional Australian cricketer who currently plays for the New South Wales Blues. An all-rounder, Henriques is widely considered to be one of the best young talents in Australian cricket.[2][3][4]


Early and personal life

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.[4] He graduated from Endeavour Sports High in 2004, yet while attending high school he represented New South Wales and Australia at Under 17 and Under 19 level.[5] In 2004 he was the recipient of the first Rexona Australian Youth Cricket Scholarship, an initiative backed by Ricky Ponting.[6]

Playing style

A genuine all-rounder, Henriques states that he "couldn't choose" between batting and bowling as his preferred art.[7] Despite this, some have commented that his bowling is slightly better than his batting.[8] 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, however Henriques looks to South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis as a source of inspiration.[7] Current Sri Lankan coach Trevor Bayliss has compared Henriques to Australian great Mark Waugh, saying "Skill-wise and in terms of natural ability I would probably put him up there with Mark Waugh". Bayliss also noted that Henriques "athletic ability and hand-eye coordination" was an impressive part of his game.[4]

Australia U-19s

At just 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. Considering his age at the time, Henriques performed admirably, taking 11 wickets at 19.27 and scoring 95 runs at 19.00.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

New South Wales

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. Only six days later, on 8 January 2006, Henriques made his Twenty20 debut, however he didn't bat or bowl in this 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 in a very impressive display of 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 has 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.[13] In 2010, he was traded to the Delhi Daredevils in exchange for Manoj Tiwary.


Henriques made his full international debut in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Sydney on 15 February 2009, however 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.[14] James Hopes had injured his hamstring. Ironically, soon after Henriques played in Hopes' place, he too injured his hamstring.[15]He now plays for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 4, but was ruled out of the squad because of adductor muscle injury. He is still in contract with the Mumbai Indians team for IPL.


  1. ^ Ford Ranger Young Gun 2008 - Moises Henriques profile - NSW. Mindshare Australia. 4 January 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Henriques has all-round hopes Daily Telegraph. Retrieved December 5, 2007
  3. ^ Hit Predictions Kingsgrove Sport. Retrieved December 12, 2007
  4. ^ a b c Ronaldo's old neighbour to become NSW's youngest one-day debutant Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved December 12, 2007
  5. ^ Other matches played by Moises Henriques Cricket Archive. December 12, 2007
  6. ^ Young allrounder wins $30,000 scholarship Cricinfo. Retrieved December 12, 2007
  7. ^ a b Moises Henriques Profile Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2006.
  8. ^ Finally Henriques can prove he's got the right stuff Sydney Mornin Herald. Retrieved December 12, 2007
  9. ^ 2004 World Cup Statistics and Averages - Australia (Cricinfo). Retrieved November 5, 2007.
  10. ^ Australia U-19s in India, 2005-06 One-Day Averages (Cricinfo). Retrieved November 5, 2007.
  11. ^ ICC U-19s Cricket World Cup, 2005/06 Averages (Cricinfo). Retrieved November 5, 2007.
  12. ^ Moises Henriques Profile Cricket Archive. Retrieved on December 3, 2007.
  13. ^ Kolkata Knight Riders sign up Henriques (Cricinfo). Retrieved February 16, 2009
  14. ^ Injured Lee and Johnson miss second ODI (Cricinfo). Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  15. ^ Dodgy cricket schedule, more headaches for players The Roar. Retrieved November 10, 2009.

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