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Hayley Matthews Height, Age, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Bridgetown, Barbados
Age: 25 Years
Father: Mike Matthews

Hayley Matthews

Bio/Wiki
Real name/Full nameHayley Kristen Matthews [1]Wisden - Hayley Matthews
Profession• Cricketer (All-rounder)
• Athlete (Javelin Throw)
Famous forMan of the Match in 2016 T20 World Cup final against Australia which West Indies won
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 11 November 2014 against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
T20- 27 September 2014 against New Zealand at Kingston
Jersey Number# 50 (West Indies)
Hayley Matthews's jersey number
Domestic/State Team• Pickwick Club
• Barbados
• Tasmanian Roar
• Hobart Hurricanes
• Melbourne Renegades
• Lancashire Thunders
• Southern Vipers
• Loughborough Lightning
• Welsh Fire
• Velocity
• Trailblazers
• Mumbai Indians
• Barbados Royals
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-spinner
Records• Youngest West Indian player (male or female) to score a century at home

• Highest-ever individual score of 132 for the West Indies in a women's T20I in 2022, surpassing Deandra Dottin's previous record of 112 against South Africa
Awards• Top allrounder award for both the T20 Blaze and CG United Women’s Super50 Cup in June 2022
• ICC’s Women’s Player-of-the-Month award for November 2021
• ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023, becoming the only second player from West Indies to win the award (announced on 24 January 2024)
Hayley Matthews was named the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year 2023
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 March 1998 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023) 25 Years
BirthplaceBridgetown, Barbados
Zodiac signPisces
Signature Hayley Matthews's signature
NationalityBarbadian/Bajan
HometownBridgetown, Barbados
School• People's Cathedral Primary School
• Harrison College
Controversy8-match Ban [2]Barbados Today
In August 2019, an incident happened between her and a fellow Barbadian player after a training session following which the matter was referred to Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) Disciplinary Committee. After probing the matter internally, CWI banned her for 8 matches in October 2019. Further details about the incident were not shared by CWI.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
ParentsFather- Mike Matthews (former club cricketer)
Hayley Matthews (right) with her brother, Wayne (left), and her father, Mike (center)
Mother- Lisa Matthews
Hayley Matthews with her mother, Lisa, during her childhood
SiblingsBrother- Wayne Matthews

Hayley Matthews

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hayley Matthews

  • Hayley Matthews is a West Indies cricketer who has captained the West Indies team and played in different tournaments. She has played for Hobart Hurricanes, Welsh Fire, Melbourne Stars, and Mumbai Indians. She is regarded as one of the best West Indies cricketers.
  • She liked playing cricket since her childhood and picked up the bat at the age of 7. She used to go to the ground to watch cricket matches with her father.
  • She used to go to Pickwick’s home ground Kensington Oval with her brother Wayne during her childhood and ran around the ground.
  • She played cricket with the boy’s team of her school, People’s Cathedral Primary School and Harrison College. She also went on to captain both teams.
  • At the age of 9, she started playing for the Barbados under-19 team, and at the age of 12, she started playing for the Barbados senior team.
  • She had already played in the first division for the Pickwick cricket club by the age of 18.
  • She made her first ODI half-century during her debut match against Australia. She made her first ODI century on 22 September 2018 by scoring 117 runs against South Africa in Bridgetown, Barbados. She made another ODI century on 12 July 2021 by scoring 100 runs not out against Pakistan. She made an ODI century on 4 March 2022 by scoring 119 runs off 128 balls against New Zealand in the 2022 Women’s World Cup held in New Zealand, which is her highest ODI score.

    Hayley Matthews after scoring a century

    Hayley Matthews after scoring a century

  • She took 4 wickets for 57 runs in an ODI match against England at Leicester on 6 June 2019. She took 4 wickets for 26 runs in an ODI match against Pakistan in Karachi on 11 November 2021. She took 4 wickets for 15 runs in an ODI match against Bangladesh on 18 March 2022 in the 2022 Women’s World Cup held in New Zealand.
  • She played 7 matches in the 2017 Women’s ODI World Cup held in England, and she made 158 runs at an average of 22.57 and took 3 wickets. She played 8 matches in the 2022 Women’s ODI World Cup held in New Zealand, and she made 260 runs at an average of 32.50 and took 10 wickets.
  • In the 2016 Women’s T20 World Cup held in India, she played a knock of 66 runs off 45 balls in the final against Australia, guiding her team to win and was awarded Man of the Match for her performance.

    Hayley Matthews and fellow West Indies players celebrating after winning the 2016 T20 Women's World Cup held in India

    Hayley Matthews and fellow West Indies players celebrating after winning the 2016 T20 Women’s World Cup held in India

  • She made 53 runs off 31 balls in a T20I match against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui. She scored 70 runs off 52 balls in a T20I match against South Africa at Tarouba. She made her maiden T20I century with a score of 107 runs off 62 balls against Ireland in Dublin on 29 May 2019. She scored 56 runs off 54 balls against New Zealand at North Sound on 6 October 2022.
  • She played 6 matches in the 2016 Women’s T20 World Cup held in India, and she made 153 runs at an average of 25.5 and took 3 wickets. She played 5 matches in the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup held in West Indies, and she made 82 runs at an average of 16.4 and took 4 wickets. She played 3 matches in the 2020 Women’s T20 World Cup held in Australia, and she scored 26 runs in 3 matches at an average of 8.67. She played 4 matches in the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup held in West Indies, and she made 130 runs at an average of 32.50 and took 4 wickets.

  • In the 2015-16 season, she played for Tasmanian Roar in Australia’s Women’s ODI National Cricket League.
  • She played in England’s Women’s T20 Cricket Super League for the Lancashire Thunders team in 2016, for the Southern Vipers team in 2017, and for the Loughborough Lightning team in 2019.

    Hayley Matthews playing a match for Loughborough Lightning

    Hayley Matthews playing a match for Loughborough Lightning

  • From 2015-16 to the 2020-21 season, she played for Hobart Hurricanes in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

  • She played in India’s Women’s T20 Challenge Tournament for the Velocity team in 2019 and for the Trailblazers team in 2022.
  • In 2021, she played in England’s 100-ball tournament named The Hundred for the Welsh Fire team.

    Hayley Matthews in Welsh Fire's jersey

    Hayley Matthews in Welsh Fire’s jersey

  • She played for the Melbourne Renegades in the 2022-23 WBBL season.
  • In 2022, she played in the Women’s T20 Caribbean Premier League and Women’s T10 The 6ixty tournament for the Barbados Royals team.
  • She was acquired by the Mumbai Indians team in the 2023 auction of the Women’s T20 Premier League (WPL) for the base price of Rs40 lakhs.
  • She has suffered multiple injuries at different times in her career. She injured her knee in a match against England in Bristol in the 2017 ODI World Cup. She injured her right knee while batting for Hobart Hurricanes in a WBBL match against Melbourne Stars in December 2018. She injured her shoulder while playing in a T20I match against India in the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup held in West Indies.

    Hayley Matthews injured during the WBBL match against Melbourne Stars

    Hayley Matthews injured during the WBBL match against Melbourne Stars

  • As a Javelin thrower, she represented Barbados in many national and international competitions. She won a silver medal in the under-17 category in the 2013 CARIFTA Games, a silver medal in the under-18 category in the 2014 CARIFTA Games, and a gold medal in the under-18 category in the 2015 CARIFTA Games (Caribbean Free Trade Association). She won a bronze medal in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics held in Mexico.
  • In June 2022, she was appointed as the captain of the West Indies national team.
  • She likes playing games on PlayStation, and her favourite games are Fifa and Fortnite.

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