Henry Nicholls overview

Henry Michael Nicholls is an International New Zealand cricketer who plays for the New Zealand national cricket team and for Canterbury in first-class cricket. He was born on 15th November 1991 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Nicholls plays as a Wicketkeeper cum left-handed batsman. He has plays in all the three formats for his national team. Nicholls is the youngest sibling of the house and has two elder brothers. Interestingly, one of those brothers Willy Nicholls is a media correspondent for the Black caps and White Ferns.

Nicholls has played a lot of domestic cricket, during the 2014-15 Ford Cup he scored 454 runs at an average of 75.66 and at a strike rate of 105.82. This performance eventually got him his International cap. He has played 82 first-class matches and has scored 4,690 runs at an average of 38.13. He has 10 hundred and 26 fifties to his name.

After making debut in 2015, Nicholls’s first International ODI hundred came four years later against Sri Lanka in January 2019 when he set up a 154-run partnership his teammate Ross Taylor to help New Zealand a massive total of 364. Nicholls scored 124 runs in that match pushing his strike rate to 155. He has been regarded as a seamless stroke maker with sound knowledge of shots. Although he has played for New Zealand in all three formats, his forte is playing limited-overs cricket.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 37 55 6 2152 174 43.92 4283 50.25 7 0 10 237 4
ODI 52 50 11 1409 124 36.13 1717 82.06 1 0 11 131 10
T20 5 4 0 19 7 4.75 28 67.86 0 0 0 2 0
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 37 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 52 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 5 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

On 25 January 2016, Nicholls scored 82 runs against Pakistan at Basin Reserve, which turned out to be a match-winning performance. New Zealand won the match by 70 runs and he was named the Man of the match. Nicholls was one of the 20 players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket in May 2018. In the third ODI against Sri Lanka in January 2019, Nicholls scored his first ODI century, making 124* off just 80 balls.

ODI Career

Nicholls made his debut in One day internationals against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval on 26th December 2015. He scored 23 not out off 21 balls in that game as New Zealand won by 7 wickets. He has played 49 matches and has 1329 runs at an average of 35.92. His highest score in this format is 124 and he has 1 hundred and 11 fifties to his name.

Test career

Nicholls has 1747 runs from 33 matches at an average of 39.7. He made his debut in Tests against Australia at Basin Reserve on 12th February where he could only manage 8 runs from 13 balls in the first innings and 58 off 134 balls in the second innings. His highest score in test cricket is 162 and has 5 hundreds and 9 fifties under his belt.

IPL career

NA

T20 Career

Nicholls made his debut in T20s against Bangladesh in the World T20 tournament on 26 March 2016. He could only manage to score 7 runs off 11 balls but his team won the match by 75 runs.

ICC Trophies

Since the time Nicholls stepped into the domestic arena, he has been phenomenal with his batting. He provides essential solidity to the middle-order and is going to be an integral part of the team for upcoming tournaments.

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