Moises Henriques - Cricket

Mois駸 Constantino Henriques (born February 1, 1987 in Funchal, Portugal) is a professional Australian cricketer who currently plays for the New South Wales Blues. An all-rounder, Henriques is widely considered to be one of the best young talents in Australian cricket. Son of former Portuguese professional footballer, Alvaro, Henriques states that he \"couldn\'t choose\" between batting and bowling as his preferred art. At just 16 years of age, Henriques was selected for the Australian U-19 cricket team\'s squad for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2004 in Bangladesh. Considering his age at the time, Henriques performed admirably, taking 11 wickets at 19.27 and scoring 95 runs at 19.00. In September, 2005 Henriques was named in Australia\'s Under 19 squad to tour India for a One Day series against the Indian U-19 cricket team. Whilst Australia lost the series, in difficult conditions, Henriques was a stand out. He scored 132 runs at an average of 44.00 and claimed 8 wickets at 18.25. Henriques was named captain of the Australian Under 19 team for the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, and performed to great acclaim as he led the Australians to a semi-final berth. He was a stand out player of the tournament, scoring 150 runs at 37.50 and finished as the World Cup\'s leading wicket-taker, claiming 16 wickets at 10.52 in 5 matches. During his time in the Australian under 19 team, he played 17 matches, taking 35 wickets at 15.08 and scored 377 runs at an average of 31.41. Henriques made his full international debut in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Sydney on 15 February 2009, however he was run out for only 1 run. < Read less Read more >

Moises Henriques