IPL 2019: Moises Henriques a very good leader within the group, says KXIP coach Mike Hesson

IPL 2019: Moises Henriques a very good leader within the group, says KXIP coach Mike Hesson

"He is a multi-skilled cricketer."

MOHALI, INDIA - MARCH 21: Mike Hesson, Head Coach of New Zealand answers questions from the media during a training session at the IS Bindra Stadium on March 21, 2016 in Mohali, India. (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)
MOHALI, INDIA – MARCH 21: Mike Hesson (Photo by Jan Kruger-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Moises Henriques was one deemed as one of the brightest talents in Australian cricket. However, he couldn’t go on and make it count at the highest level. After making his international debut against India way back in 2009, the Portugal-born has only played four Tests, 11 ODIs and 11 T20Is. The all-rounder last represented Australia back in October 2017 in a T20I against India in Guwahati.

His stupendous talent also fetched him quite a few deals in the cash-rich and prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL). The 32-year-old made his debut for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) being his last franchise. However, he was released prior to the auction and was, subsequently, picked up by the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at his base price of INR 1 crore.

In the meantime, Mike Hesson, the KXIP head coach, heaped praises on the experienced campaigner and put forth his performance in the IPL as well as the Big Bash League (BBL) as a testimony to his talent and abilities. Hesson also mentioned that Henriques is a ‘very good leader’ in the Kings’ setup.

He’s a very good addition to the squad

“Moises Henriques is a very experienced cricketer so the challenge with any squad is to their balance and their exuberance and experience. Henriques has done well and has played a lot for Sunrisers Hyderabad and done well previously. Not only IPL, he’s played for the Sixers in the Big Bash League,” Hesson was quoted as saying in the video released by the Punjab-based franchise.

“He is a multi-skilled cricketer who can bat anywhere from probably 3-6. And also from the bowling point of view, those medium pacers and little cutters can get some overs through the middle. He’s a very good addition to the squad and a very good leader within the group,” the 44-year-old Hesson, also a former New Zealand coach, added.

Henriques has played 57 matches in the IPL in which he has scored 969 runs at an average of 28.5 with five half-centuries to his credit. Furthermore, he has 38 wickets to his name with the best figures of 3/16.

Here is the video

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