Henry Nicholls (cricketer)

Henry Michael Nicholls (born 15 November 1991) is a New Zealand cricketer who represents the New Zealand national team and plays for Canterbury in domestic first-class cricket.[1] He has two older brothers, one of whom, Willy Nicholls, is a media correspondent for the Black Caps and White Ferns.[2] He has also been the captain of the reserve A side since 2017.

Henry Nicholls
Personal information
Full nameHenry Michael Nicholls
Born (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 28)
Christchurch, New Zealand
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-break
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 269)12 February 2016 v Australia
Last Test29 February 2020 v India
ODI debut (cap 189)26 December 2015 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI13 March 2020 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 69)26 March 2016 v Bangladesh
Last T20I11 January 2019 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2013–presentCanterbury
2016Sydney Thunder
2018Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 33 48 82 107
Runs scored 1,747 1,319 4,690 3,717
Batting average 39.70 36.63 38.13 43.22
100s/50s 5/9 1/11 10/26 5/28
Top score 162* 124* 162* 178
Balls bowled 11 12
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 21/– 17/– 63/– 50/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 March 2020

International careerEdit

In December 2015, Nicholls was named in New Zealand's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Sri Lanka.[3] He made his ODI debut on 26 December 2015 at Hagley Oval, Christchurch, which is his home ground for Canterbury. He scored 23 not out off 21 balls in that game as New Zealand won by 7 wickets.[4]

He scored 82 runs, against Pakistan on 25 January 2016 at Basin Reserve, which became a match-winning knock at the end. New Zealand won the match by 70 runs and Nicholls adjudged man of the match as well.[5]

He made his Test debut on 12 February 2016 against Australia.[6]

In February 2016, Nicholls was added to New Zealand's squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament, also as a backup wicketkeeper to Luke Ronchi.[7] He made his Twenty20 International debut for New Zealand on 26 March 2016 against Bangladesh in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.[8]

In March 2017, during the second Test against South Africa at the Basin Reserve, Wellington, Nicholls scored his first century in Tests, scoring 118 in the first innings.[9][10]

In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket.[11] In January 2019, during the third ODI against Sri Lanka, Nicholls scored his first ODI century, making 124 not out off 80 balls.[12]

In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[13][14] In the Final, he top scored for New Zealand with 55 runs.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Henry Nicholls". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ "The Blackcaps brothers". Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Boult rested; Nicholls earns maiden call-up". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch, Dec 26, 2015". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 26 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  5. ^ Fernando, Andrew Fidel. "Nicholls leads revival to sink Pakistan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Australia tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Feb 12-16, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  7. ^ "NZ pick spin trio for World Twenty20". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  8. ^ "World T20, 28th Match, Super 10 Group 2: Bangladesh v New Zealand at Kolkata, Mar 26, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  9. ^ "South Africa's spinners surprise". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  10. ^ "2nd Test, South Africa tour of New Zealand at Wellington, Mar 16-18 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Todd Astle bags his first New Zealand contract". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Taylor, Nicholls hundreds seal New Zealand sweep". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Sodhi and Blundell named in New Zealand World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Uncapped Blundell named in New Zealand World Cup squad, Sodhi preferred to Astle". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Full Scorecard of England vs New Zealand, World Cup, Final - Score Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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