31 Mar 2024

Black Cap Henry gets IPL call up from Super Giants

8:38 am on 31 March 2024
Matt Henry celebrates a wicket at Cricket World Cup 2019.


English left-arm seamer David Willey has withdrawn from the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) due to personal reasons and will be replaced by New Zealander Matt Henry at Lucknow Super Giants, the league organisers said on Sunday.

Willey quit international cricket after the 50-overs World Cup in India last year and missed Lucknow's IPL opener against Rajasthan Royals last week.

He is the second English player to leave Lucknow this season following the withdrawal of Mark Wood, who was pulled out by the English cricket board to manage his workload ahead of the T20 World Cup in June.

New Zealand fast bowler Henry, who represented Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in the past, joined Lucknow at his base price of $123,000 (approx $NZ206,000).

Henry is in good form, having been named player of the test series in the Black Caps' recent 2-0 home series loss to Australia.

- Reuters

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