Mosise Henriques is an Australian all-rounder.After making consistent performances in the 2004(11 wickets) and 2006 U-19 World Cup,where he finished as the leading wicket-taker (16 scalps) and 150 runs in the tournament. Following his surge in youth cricket, Henriques made his FC debut for New South Wales in 2006 where a string of consistent performances earned him a national-call-up against New Zealand for the T20 series in February 2009.
|Profession:||Australian Cricketer (All-rounder)|
|Weight (approx.):||83 kg|
|Date of Birth:||February, 1987|
|Age (as on 2018):||31 years|
|Birth Place:||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aquarious|
|College||St. Joseph’s College, Colombo|
|Address:||New South Wales, Australia|
Likes to play against:
|Test:||February 22, 2013 vs India at Chennai|
|ODI:||October 31, 2009, vs India at Delhi|
|T201:||February 15, 2009, vs Nwe Zealand at the SCG|
|Jersey Number:||#21 (Australia)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Australia, New South Wales|
|Nature on the field:||Calm|
|Likes to Play against|
|Favourite stroke||Pull Shot|
|Career Turning Point|
- After making consistence performances in the 2004(11 wickets) and 2006 U-19 World Cup, whee he finishes as the leading wicket-taker (16 scalps) and 150 runs in the tournament.
- Following his surge in youth cricket, Henriques made his FC debut for New South Wales in 2006 where a string of consistent performances earned him a national-call-up against New Zealand for the T20 series in February 2009.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Jacques Kallis|
|Favourite Football Team:||N/A|
|Favourite sports personalities:||N/A|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|Smoking/Alcohol:||Not Known/ Yes|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Affairs/Girlfriends:||Krista Thomas (Radio News Presenter)|
|Awards and recognitions|
- In 2004, Henriques recieved the first Rexona Australian Youth Cricket Scholarship, an initative backed by former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting.
- A field in Endeavour School in Sydney has been renamed as ‘Moises Henriques Field’. A gateway was erected at the entrance in honour of Moises Henriques, an alumnus of the Endeavour School.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Henriques was born to a professional footballer in Portugal but his family moved to Australia when he was 1.
- Henriques wanted to be a fast bowler as a kid, but after sustaining a plethora of injuries, he finally settled to be an all-rounder.
- Henriques considers Jacques Kalls as his role model.
- In the 2009 season of the Indian Premier League, Henriques was signed up by the Kolkata Knight Riders for US $300,000.
- In 2013, Henriques became the second Portuguese origin cricketer to make his Test debut for Australia after former South African cricketer Dick Westcott.
- In June 2013, Henriques was knocked out unconscious at Arundel during a Twenty20 match after colliding with teammate Rory Burns. Both players were rushed to the hospital where he subsequently had his jaw rubber-banded and would have to eat through a straw for about five weeks.
- In August 2018, Henriques through his twitter account admitted that he’d been a long-term battle with mental health. Henriques stated he has been a ‘longtime sufferer of mental illness”, as he prepares to sleep through to raise funds for youth homelessness.