Matt Henry was born on 14 December 1991 in Christchurch, New Zealand. He began playing cricket at a young age, and represented Canterbury at under-age level. Henry's father, Murray, was a club cricketer in Christchurch, and his mother, Susan, was a school teacher.
Matt Henry is married to his wife, Sarah. The couple have two children together. Henry is a keen golfer, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Matt Henry made his first-class debut for Canterbury in 2010, at the age of 18. He took five wickets on debut, and quickly established himself as one of the leading bowlers in the domestic competition. In 2013, Henry was named New Zealand's Young Player of the Year.
Matt Henry made his international debut for New Zealand in a T20I match against Bangladesh in January 2013. He made his ODI debut against the West Indies in March 2014, and his Test debut against Sri Lanka in December 2014.
Matt Henry has played 69 ODIs for New Zealand, and taken 96 wickets at an average of 27.77. He has taken five wickets in an innings on three occasions. Henry's best bowling performance in an ODI match was 6/39 against the West Indies in December 2020.
Matt Henry has played 25 T20Is for New Zealand, and taken 21 wickets at an average of 28.57. He has taken four wickets in an innings on one occasion. Henry's best bowling performance in a T20I match was 4/35 against Bangladesh in March 2016.
Matt Henry has played 23 Tests for New Zealand, and taken 83 wickets at an average of 30.40. He has taken five wickets in an innings on seven occasions. Henry's best bowling performance in a Test match was 7/23 against Sri Lanka in December 2014.
New Zealand Young Player of the Year (2013)
Matt Henry has never captained New Zealand at any level.
Matt Henry has never been involved in any major controversies.
Matt Henry is one of the leading fast bowlers in New Zealand cricket. He is known for his ability to generate pace and swing, and has been a key member of the New Zealand team in recent years. Henry has played all three formats of the game for New Zealand, and has a bright future ahead of him.