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Matthew Hayden

Key facts

Full Name: Matthew Lawrence Hayden
Born: October 29 1971 , Kingaroy, Queensland
County: Australia, ICC World XI, Queensland, Hampshire, Northamptonshire
Test debut: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg, March 4-8 1994
ODI debut: England v Australia, Manchester, May 19 1993
T20 debut: England v Australia, Southampton, June 13 2005
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Hayden is a tall, intimidating left-hander at the top of the order and a fine slip fielder. He was in and out of the Australian ranks for a handful of years before grasping the initiative decisively prior to the 2001 Ashes tour of England. He made 149 on his first-class debut and has scored centuries on a regular basis ever since. Hayden had his first taste of county cricket in 1997 with Hampshire and returned to England in 1999 for a two-year stint as Northamptonshire captain. He briefly held the world record for the highest individual Test score after smashing 380 against Zimbabwe in...

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