Hayley MatthewsHayley Kristen Matthews
National SideWest Indies
Date of Birth3/19/1998
Place of BirthWest Indies
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm off break
Matthews is not only a cricketer but also an athlete. The young Barbadian sportswoman plays international cricket for the West Indies as an all-rounder, and has also represented Barbados in the javelin throw at several international track and field competitions. She had won silver and gold medals in javelin throw at U-17 and U-18 stage.
The multi-talented emerging player is amongst the most demanding all rounder in cricket whether it be league or international matches.Her international debut for the West Indies came at the age of 16, in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand in September 2014. Just a few months later, Matthews made her ODI debut scoring 55 runs from 86 balls in the first game of the series against Australia. Matthews has been a regular for the West Indies since her debut, and was a key member of the team that won the 2016 World Twenty20, scoring 66 runs from 45 balls in the final. Her hard-hitting abilities with an additional advantage to bowl economically has helped Windies uplift their performances.
Matthews spent the 2015–16 season playing domestic cricket in Australia, representing the Tasmanian Roar in the Women’s National Cricket League and the Hobart Hurricanes in the WBBL. In December 2017, she was named in the ICC women’s T20 team of the year. With so much cricketing career left by her side she is one of the rising star of the Windies team.