Matthew Hayden overview

Hayden’s 380 runs is the record for the highest score made by an Australian batsman in Tests. This score is also the record for the highest test score by an opening batsman in Tests. His smashed 201 against India in Chennai which remains the second highest score by an Australian in India. He formed one of the most profound opening partnerships in Test cricket for Australia with Justin Langer, and in ODIs with Adam Gilchrist. In January 2009, Hayden's Test average was 50.7 on his retirement. By then, he had scored the second most runs in Test cricket by an opening batsman and was also equal 6th with Jacques Kallis on the all-time list for Test hundreds.

Hayden’s 380 runs is the record for the highest score made by an Australian batsman in Tests. This score is also the record for the highest test score by an opening batsman in Tests. His smashed 201 against India in Chennai which remains the second highest score by an Australian in India. He formed one of the most profound opening partnerships in Test cricket for Australia with Justin Langer, and in ODIs with Adam Gilchrist. In January 2009, Hayden's Test average was 50.7 on his retirement. By then, he had scored the second most runs in Test cricket by an opening batsman and was also equal 6th with Jacques Kallis on the all-time list for Test hundreds.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 103 184 14 8625 380 50.74 14349 60.11 30 2 29 1049 82
ODI 161 155 15 6133 181 43.81 7767 78.96 10 0 36 636 87
T20 9 9 3 308 73 51.33 214 143.93 0 0 4 37 13
IPL 32 32 2 1107 93 36.9 805 137.52 0 0 8 121 44

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 103 3 54 40 0 0/7 0/7 4.44 0.0 0.0 0 0
ODI 161 1 6 18 0 0/18 0/18 18.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
T20 9 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 32 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Hayden was a part of the Sheffield Shield cricket for Queensland, where he played 101 matches, and smashed 8831 runs at an average of 54.85. He also participated in the English County Championship, initially with Hampshire in 1997 and then eventually as a captain for Northamptonshire during 1999–2000. Hayden’s exceptional County record stands at 3461 runs at an average of 55.82. Hayden scored 24,603 runs in his first-class career at an average of 52.57.

ODI Career

Hayden made his ODI debut on 19th May 1993, against England at Emirates Old Trafford. He played 161 matches in his career and scored 6133 runs at an average of 43.81 which includes 10 hundreds and 36 fifties. His highest score in a match stands at 181 and his strike rate in ODIs stands at 78.96.

Test career

Mathew Hayden was initially picked along with Michael Slater for the 1993 tour of England, but Slater performed much better in the tour games, and secured the opening spot alongside then vice-captain Mark Taylor for the next few years. Hayden got the opportunity to play in a single test match against South Africa in Johannesburg, scoring 15 and 5. His next opportunity came during the 1996–97 season, where he played three test matches each against the West Indies and South Africa. He made his maiden century during this time by scoring 125 against the West Indies in Adelaide but could average only 24.1 in six tests, which included four ducks. He was then dropped from the team and was recalled again in 1999-2000. He scored 8625 runs at an average of 50.74 in his career which included 30 hundreds, 2 double hundreds and 29 fifties.

IPL career

Hayden made his IPL debut for the CSK - Chennai against the KXIP - Punjab at the Punjab cricket association IS Bindra stadium on 19TH April 2008. He played 32 matches in his IPL career and scored 1107 runs at an average of 36.9 and a strike rate of 137.52. His highest score in IPL stands at 93.

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