Moises Henriques (born 1 February 1987) is an Australian Cricketer who plays for Australia in International Cricket and Sydney Sixers in the BBL.
|Full Name||Moisés Constantino Henriques|
|Date of Birth||1 February 1987|
|Birth Place||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Playing Role||Batting Allrounder|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx)||188 cm|
6’ 2” Inch
|Teams||Australia, Australia A, New South Wales, Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians, Sydney Sixers, Glamorgan, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Sydney Thunder, Kolkata Knight Riders, Surrey, Prime Ministers XI, Montreal Tigers, Kings XI Punjab, Glasgow Giants, Toronto Nationals|
vs India at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Feb 22, 2013.
vs India at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Oct 31, 2009.
vs New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground, Feb 15, 2009.
vs Deccan Chargers at Newlands, Apr 19, 2009.
|Records or Achievements (main ones)||In 2004 U-19 World Cup, while he was just 16, managed to pick 11 wickets in the tournament and scored 95 runs at an average of 19.0.|
He scored 132 runs averaging 44 and claimed 8 wickets in the ODI series while playing against India U-19 in September 2005.
Henriques made 150 runs and finished the tournament as a leading wicket taker claiming 16 wickets in 5 matches in the 2006 U-19 World Cup,
He became the youngest New South Wales cricketer to have the record when he took a 5 wicket haul in a first-class match against Queensland in October 2006.
|Career Turning Point||Consistency with both the bat and the ball in the first-class format gave Henriques a chance to represent Australia at the International level.|
|Jersey Number||21 (Australia)|
5 (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
|School||Endeavour Sports High School|
|Educational Qualification||Not known|
|Family||Father- Alvaro Henriques (former Portugese footballer)|
Mother- Anabela Henriques
|Wife||Krista Thomas (Radio News Presenter)|
|Favourite Cricketers||Jacques Kallis|
|Favourite Travel Destination(s)||Mumbai, Cornwall, Cape Town|
Moises Henriques’s Domestic Career
Henriques made his List A debut for New South Wales(NSW) against Victoria on 2 January 2006. He bowled an eight-over spell with a decent economy in a narrow New South Wales victory on his debut. Moises Henriques was also the youngest player to debut for New South Wales at only 18 years of age.
He then made his first-class debut for New South Wales against South Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 17 October 2006. A week later, Henriques took 5/17 against Queensland with his pace bowling and became the youngest New South Wales cricketer to take a five-wicket haul in a first-class game. However, this was the last first-class game he played for over a year due to an injury. After his recovery, Henriques impressed the selectors by his club’s performances, St George, in Sydney Grade Cricket; he then earned a place in the squad once again.
In 2012, Henriques played in the English domestic season and was part of Glamorgan. In September 2012, he scored his maiden first-class century, 161 runs not out off 229 balls against Tasmania at Bankstown.
In June 2015, Henriques was involved in a dangerous incident on the field while playing for Surrey in a NatWest t20 Blast game against Sussex Sharks at Arundel Castle; He collided with his teammate Rory Burns while attempting to take a catch in the field. Both players were unconscious from the collision, and Henriques suffered a broken jaw, and the game was abandoned due to the injuries.
In 2018, he traveled to India to play for his national side in a Twenty20 International series. He was the captain of the team, and he scored 72 runs off 70 deliveries but wasn’t able to win the match in the end.
Moises Henriques’s International Career
Henriques made his international debut in a T20I against New Zealand at the SCG on 15 February 2009, but he managed to score only one run on his debut. Later that year, in October, He was called up in the national side, after injuries to Brett Lee and James Hopes, during Australia’s India tour in 2009.
In 2013, Henriques was selected for the Test team during the tour of India. On his debut, He scored his maiden half-century in the 1st innings of the match and again played a superb knock of 81 runs in the 2nd innings and was a memorable debut for him. In 2017, he got back into the Australian colors for a tour to England and Wales for the ICC Champions Trophy. Pakistan eventually won the tournament.
Henriques is currently a regular member of the national side in T20s and is a crucial player in the upcoming T20 World Cups.
Moises Henriques IPL Career
Moises Henriques was part of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2012 but ruled out of the squad due to a muscle injury.
He was then released by the Mumbai Indians team but was later picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL player auction in 2013 for the IPL 2014 season.
After some consistent performances for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015, 2016, and 2017 IPL seasons, he was picked by the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2019 player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League for the value of INR 1 crore.
Moises Henriques Unknown Facts
- The full name of Moises Henriques is Moises Constantino Henriques
- Moises is the son of former Portuguese professional footballer, Álvaro.
- He was born in Funchal, Portugal, before moving to Australia with his family when he was just 1.
- Moises graduated from Endeavour Sports High School in 2004; while attending high school, he also represented New South Wales and Australia at Under 17 and Under 19 levels.
- Henriques revealed that he was suffering from depression and stepped down as captain of New South Wales in 2018.
- He is a genuine all-rounder. Henriques says that he “couldn’t choose” between batting and bowling as he preferred both.
- Despite this, some experts have commented that his bowling is slightly better than his batting.
- His bowling style and action has been compared to Australian Shane Watson, but Henriques looks to South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis as his idol.