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Matthew Hayden

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Australia, ICC World XI, Chennai, Brisbane Heat
Roles played:
Batsman
Home country:
Australia
Born:
October 29, 1971, Queensland

Profile

A strong-built left-hander, an intimidating personality and an aggressive attitude, Australian Matthew Hayden had all the ingredients that made him successful in international cricket. Those very ingredients shaped the next 17 years of this talented cricketer’s illustrious career.

The burly southpaw's presence at the crease was enough to intimidate his opponents. Hayden’s mental as well as physical strength was something that he used to its optimum on the field. An attacking batsman on the front foot, the Queenslander was a regular member of the slip cordon and made a fine catcher in the gully position. With 8,000 plus Test runs and an average of 50.73, Hayden dismissed all those who never thought of him as more than an ODI specialist. Not to forget, his mammoth innings of 380 against Zimbabwe at Perth was a record in itself. He eventually came well in the One-Day arena as well. However, a brief slump of form during 2004-05 saw him being dropped from the ODI squad, bringing in young Michael Clarke. But, such was his grit and dedication that he bounced back strongly in Tests, surpassing the legendary Sir Donald Bradman in Test centuries. A fractured toe and a broken bone did not stop the run machine from thumping the most number of runs in the 2007 World Cup, which earned him much respect.

But just as all great careers come to an end, Hayden’s too, was no exception. An Achilles injury during the Indian T20 league where he played for Chennai, kept him out of national duties and that saw the decline of one of the most glorious careers in Australia’s cricketing folklore. Hayden announced his retirement from international cricket in 2009.


Fast Facts

  • Matthew Hayden was Australia’s Test Player of the Year in 2002, ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and ICC’s ODI Player of the Year in 2007.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 103 184 8625 14 50.73 60.10 30 29 380
ODI 161 155 6133 15 43.80 78.96 10 36 181*
T20 9 9 308 3 51.33 143.92 0 4 73*
IPL 32 32 1107 2 36.9 137.51 0 8 93
CLT20 2 2 10 0 5 52.63 0 0 10
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 103 3 54 40 0 0/7 / - 4.44 0 0 0 0
ODI 161 1 6 18 0 0/18 / - 18 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 128 0 0
ODI 68 0 6
T20 1 0 0
IPL 11 0 3
CLT20 2 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
1994-2009
 
ODI:
1993-2008
 
T20:
2005-2007
 
IPL:
2008-2010
 
CLT20:
2010-2010
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Mar 04, 1994
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 03, 2009
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester - May 19, 1993
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Mar 04, 2008
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 13, 2005
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Oct 20, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Chennai Vs Mumbai at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai - Apr 25, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Central Stags at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Chennai Vs Wayamba at Centurion, Tshwane - Sep 15, 2010
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