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Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden

Australia

BATSMAN
  • 48 yrs.
  • Left Handed

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.

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Personal Information
Born October 29, 1971
Birth Place Kingaroy, Queensland
Current age 48
Role Batsman
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting
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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.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6009 261
5 South Africa 4380 258
FULL Ranking