Matthew Hayden

Matthew Lawrence Hayden AM (born 29 October 1971) is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer. His career spanned fifteen years. Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed opening batsman, who along with opening partners, Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist contributed heavily to Australia's success during its "golden era" (2004-2011) in Test and ODI (One Day International) cricket respectively. He is widely considered to be one of the best openers in Test cricket and holds the record of highest individual score by an Australian batsman, where he scored 380 against Zimbabwe during Zimbabwe's 2003 tour of Australia.[2] This stands as the second highest individual score in test cricket (being behind Brian Lara‘s 400*) and is the highest score by an opening batsman in tests.[3] Hayden was a member of the Australian team that won both the 2003 Cricket World Cup, and the 2007 Cricket World Cup.

Matthew Hayden

Hayden in 2018
Personal information
Full name
Matthew Lawrence Hayden
Born (1971-10-29) 29 October 1971 (age 51)[1]
Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia[1]
NicknameHaydos, Unit
Height1.88[1] m (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleOpening batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 359)4 March 1994 v South Africa
Last Test3 January 2009 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 111)19 May 1993 v England
Last ODI4 March 2008 v India
ODI shirt no.28
T20I debut (cap 13)13 June 2005 v England
Last T20I20 October 2007 v India
Domestic team information
2008–2010Chennai Super Kings
2011/12Brisbane Heat
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 103 161 295 308
Runs scored 8,625 6,133 24,603 12,051
Batting average 50.73 43.80 52.57 44.63
100s/50s 30/29 10/36 79/100 27/67
Top score 380 181* 380 181*
Balls bowled 54 6 1,097 339
Wickets 0 0 17 10
Bowling average 39.47 35.80
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 3/10 2/16
Catches/stumpings 128/– 68/– 296/– 129/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 17 August 2017

Domestically, Hayden played for the state he was born in, Queensland, and also played for the state's Twenty20 (T20) competition team, the Brisbane Heat. Hayden retired from all forms of cricket in September 2012.[4] In 2017, Hayden was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.[5] In September 2021, Hayden was appointed as the Batting Coach of Pakistan for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[6]

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