Legend of the Week #3: Matt Henry

And the first non-Australian to be inducted into the Legend Hall of Fame is Matt Henry, who’s made his Test debut for New Zealand recently. If you’re going to blood a new player, against England is the time to do it. So far in his career, he’s taken 6-199, impressive debut figures, but he doesn’t get the nomination for that. He gets it for annoying the heck out of Joe Root…twice.

In the first innings, he forced Root to send it to keeper Tom Latham, and Root had to walk back to the pavilion on 98. And in the second, he was caught by Trent Boult on 84. This award almost went to Mark Craig, who bowled his Kiwi mate Ben Stokes for 92 in the first and got him again in the second…for 101. Two less, and he’d have the title.

So, Henry goes up against Jack Billings and Frank Lowy for the title of Legend of the Month, the winner of which is in with a shot at the grand prize, Legend of the Year. You can see who wins on the last day of the month.


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