Lucknow Super Giants have signed New Zealand pacer Matt Henry for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 campaign.

Henry comes into the squad to replace Englishman David Willey, who has opted to pull out of the IPL this season due to personal reasons.

The 32-year-old Henry has been a consistent performer for the New Zealand cricket team and has represented the Kiwis in 25 Tests, 82 ODIs and 17 T20Is, accounting for a total of 256 wickets across formats.

Known for his pace and craft with the ball, Henry has a proven track record for performing in big matches. 

With 14 wickets, the pacer played a key role in guiding New Zealand to the final of the 2019 ODI World Cup and produced a Man of the Match performance in the semi-finals against pre-tournament favourites India.

The Kiwi speedster joins LSG on the back of successful home Test series against Australia, which saw him pick up 17 wickets in just two matches. 

Henry 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.

Overall, Henry has picked up 151 wickets in 131 T20 games in his career. He has played two matches for Kings XI Punjab in the 2017 IPL season and picked up one wicket.

We wish Henry all the best for the season ahead!