Lucknow Super Giants fast bowler Matt Henry has been selected in New Zealand’s 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2024 scheduled to be played in the USA and the West Indies in June.

The 32-year-old, who joined LSG as a replacement for England’s David Willey this season, has featured for New Zealand at the 2019 and 2023 ODI World Cups but will be making his T20 World Cup debut. 

Henry has played 17 T20Is for the Black Caps and has picked up 20 wickets at an economy of just over eight runs per over. Overall, Henry has picked up 152 wickets in 134 T20 games in his career with a similar economy.

Henry has played three matches for LSG in the IPL 2024 so far. His figures of 1/28 in four overs against Chennai Super Kings, who ended up scoring 210/4, stood out as a top bowling performance.

Known for his pace and accuracy, Henry boasts a proven record for performing well in high-pressure matches. 

With 14 wickets, Henry played an important role in taking New Zealand to the final of the 2019 ODI World Cup. He produced a Man of the Match performance in the semi-finals against red-hot favourites India.

Earlier this year, Henry picked up 17 wickets in the two-match Test series against Australia at home and was the top wicket-taker. 

He was also the third-highest wicket-taker for New Zealand at the 2023 ODI World Cup in India, picking up 11 wickets at an average of 28.63.

We wish Henry all the best for the T20 World Cup ahead this year!