Australian International Henriques Joins Eagles For Vitality Blast


Essex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Australian all-rounder, Moises Henriques, has signed for the duration of the 2020 Vitality Blast campaign.

The 33-year-old will link up with the squad towards the end of May and will be available for any knockout games and Finals Day, should the Eagles progress that far in the competition.

Henriques has played 11 ODIs and 11 T20 internationals for Australia, and has represented franchises all around the world, such as Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash and Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

The all-rounder spent time in England with Glamorgan in 2012 and more recently with Surrey from 2015 to 2017. He averaged exactly 34 for Surrey in T20 cricket, whilst his overall T20 average is 26.58.

Henriques adds a wealth of experience and leadership to Anthony McGrath’s team. He’s the Vice-Captain of New South Wales and has been Captain of Sydney Sixers since 2013, recently skippering the side to their second Big Bash title.

Head Coach McGrath is thrilled to add Henriques to the ranks and said: “I’ve been following Moises’ career for a while now and I think he’s exactly what we need going into this year’s Blast campaign.

“He’s been excellent in the IPL and was instrumental for Sydney Sixers in their recent Big Bash success. His runs got them over the line on plenty of occasions and it’s clear he’s an excellent leader too, so I have no doubt he’ll be a great fit in our dressing room.”

Moises is equally pleased to be heading back to England and said: “I’m delighted to be joining Essex Eagles for the Vitality Blast.

“The opportunity to join the reigning Champions and the challenge of defending the title is something I’m really excited about.”

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Essex Eagles’ Overseas signings are in partnership with Seven Investment Management, the Club’s official Vitality Blast sponsor.