Matthew Hayden: Biography, Records, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

Get to know about the biography and records on Matthew Hayden along with his career, records, wife and other details that define him.

Matthew Lawrence Hayden is an Australian cricket commentator and former player born on October 29, 1971. His job lasted for fifteen years. Hayden was an aggressive and powerful left-handed opener. Hayden’s best years were from 2001 to 2005, when he hit over 1000 runs each time. Hayden played cricket for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield. He played 101 games and had an average of 54.85 runs per game. He kept getting more and more runs at home, which meant that he wanted more and more. People said bad things about Hayden’s technical skills, but he shut them up by winning the 2001 series against India. He made 549 runs by slogging and sweeping, an Australian record for a three-game series.

Hayden and Justin Langer made a good opening pair for the Australians. His best batting performance was against Zimbabwe. At the time, his stats were impressive because he had 20 international centuries in just 50 games.

Hayden averaged 52.57 in 24,603 first-class runs. It seemed like he had never seen a score below 50. Hayden was a powerful ball striker and had a great ability to focus. On his first first-class innings, he hit 149 runs to make a name for himself in cricket. Hayden said goodbye to international cricket on January 13, 2009. The fact that he had an Achilles heel was a big reason why he decided to retire. He was one of the best starters that the game had ever seen. In the end, he had 15016 international runs, averaging 47.45. Hayden has become a commentator post-retirement and has given his opinion for Channel 9.

Matthew Hayden Biography:

  1. Real Name: Matthew Hayden 
  2. Other/Nickname: Unit, Haydos
  3. Profession: Former Australian Cricketer   
  4. Famous for: Aggressive 
  5. Best Performance: 181* Runs V/S New Zealand (2007)
  6. Matthew Hayden Net Worth: $25 Million 
  7. Matthew Hayden Monthly Income: $3-$5 million 
  8. Matthew Hayden Instagram Handle: @haydos359

Matthew Hayden Physical Status: 

  1. Height: 6’2″
  2. Weight: 80 kg 
  3. Body Measurements: Chest- 43 Inches, Waist- 33 Inches, Biceps- 14.5 Inches
  4. Eye Colour: Blue 
  5. Hair Colour: Brown 

Matthew Hayden Personal Life:

  1. Date Of Birth: October 29, 1971  
  2. Place Of Birth: Kingaroy, Australia   
  3. Nationality: Australian 
  4. Hometown: Kingaroy  
  5. College: Marist College Ashgrove.

Matthew Hayden Family Statistics:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Matthew Hayden Wife: Kellie Hayden 
  • Matthew Hayden Children: Son – Joshua Hayden (2005), Thomas Joseph (2007), Daughter – Grace (2002)
  • Matthew Hayden Parents: Father – Laurie Hayden, Mother- Moya Hayden 
  • Siblings: Brothers – Gary Hayden
  • Religion: Christianity  
  • Other Hobbies: Cooking and Fishing 

Matthew Hayden Career Statistics:

  • Test Debut: vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, March 04, 1994
  • ODI Debut: vs England at Emirates Old Trafford, May 19, 1993
  • T20 Debut: vs England at The Rose Bowl, June 13, 2005
  • IPL Debut: vs Punjab Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, April 19, 2008

Matthew Hayden Achievements:

  • On July 14, 2000, Hayden was given the Australian Sports Medal for his achievements in the sporting world.
  • Matthew Hayden played well against India in the summer of 2007–2008. In a four-Test series, he scored over 400 runs and three centuries, bringing his career total to 30 centuries and breaking Bradman’s record.
  • Matthew Hayden was part of the Australian teams that won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007.
  • Matthew Hayden played for Australia in nine Twenty20 Internationals and the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. With 265 runs, he had the most in the tournament.
  • Matthew Hayden won the Test Player of the Year award for Australia in 2002, the ODI Player of the Year award for Australia in 2008, and the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2007.

Here are some of the lesser-known facts about Matthew Hayden:

  • On January 26, 2010, he was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his work in cricket and his support of many health, youth, and charitable organizations.
  • Matthew Hayden is the patron of Parent Project Australia, a charity working to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  • Before using a Mongoose, Hayden used a Gray-Nicolls bat with a fluorescent pink handle to bring attention to and support research into a cure for breast cancer. The fact that his teammate Glenn McGrath’s wife had been sick with this disease made him decide to do this.
  • Hayden likes to cook in his spare time, and sometimes he cooks for his team while they are on tour. In 2004, his recipes were put together in The Matthew Hayden Cookbook.
  • Hayden and his two guests, one of whom was Queensland and Australian teammate Andrew Symonds, had to swim a kilometre to safety after their boat wrecked on North Stradbroke Island in 2000. Hayden participated in marine safety promotion.

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