Matthew Hayden is an Australian former Internationa cricket player. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler.
Hayden is from the hometown of Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia. From the early age of 15, Matthew Hayden started playing cricket. For his best batting skills, Hayden named as great cricketer and opener for the Australian team.
From the young age, Hayden played cricket and joined in the Queensland cricket team. Matthew Hayden played more than 100 games in the domestic cricket where he maintained an excellent batting average and a total score of about 8831 runs. Later, Hayden joined in the first-class cricket based on his brilliant playing in Sheffield Shield domestic games.
After joining the first-class cricket, Hayden showed his powerful batting by scoring 24,603 runs in overall games.
Matthew Hayden played his first ODI match against England on May 1993 and played the first test debut against South Africa on 1994. Although, he didn’t score much in the first international games.
In subsequent matches, Hayden back to the form and started playing well. On 1997, Hayden scored the first Test maiden century of 125 runs against West Indies. Then in 2001, an ODI match against India, Hayden scored his first maiden ODI century of 111 runs.
In certain test games against West Indies and New Zealand, Hayden didn’t perform well but got selected for the tour against India. Hayden scored well with total runs of 549 and became the Australian record of scoring centuries from three test games. In later years from 2001 to 2005, Hayden maintained the total score of 1000 in every calendar year for which he selected as Wisden’s five 2003 Cricketers of the Year.
In 2003 against Zimbabwe, Hayden set the new world record of highest test score of 380 runs by breaking the score of Brain Lara’s 375. Later in 2004, Brian Lara set a new record by scoring 400 runs in the test match.
By the end of 2004, Matthew Hayden lost the form in batting as didn’t score even a century from 16 test games. Following a test in 2005, he came back to the way by scoring 138 runs from 384 deliveries. Later, Hayden showed a better play in most of the test matches.
Not only Test games, but Hayden also performed well in most of the World Cup matches. He broke the record of John Davison fastest hundred by scoring a century in just 66 balls. Also, Hayden has the history of passing 600 runs from a single World cup tournament. Also in 2007 T20, he has the record of top tournament scorer.
Mathew Hayden has played 103 test matches and 161 ODI matches. His highest score in test cricket is 380 runs and 181 in ODI.
In Indian Premier League, Hayden played for the Chennai Super Kings team. He showed a superb playing style.
Hayden announced his retirement after the January 2009 from the international games. His weak play in the few tests is the main reason for withdrawal. After the retirement, Hayden appointed as the Head of the tourism campaign in Queensland Government.