|Hayden Walsh Jr. Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||April 23, 1992|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Hayden Walsh Jr. is an Antiguan-American professional cricketer who has represented the West Indies in the shorter formats of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a frontline spin bowler, since 2019. Between 2018 and 2019, he also turned out for the United States in both those formats. In the Caribbean domestic circuit, he has played for Leeward Islands (2012–2016) and Barbados (2014–Present) across all 3 formats. In the CPL (Caribbean Premier League), he has turned out for St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Barbados Royals.
Hayden Rashidi Walsh
Hayden Walsh Jr.
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States
He holds dual nationality.
- Father – Albert Costayne Hayden Walsh aka Hayden Walsh Sr. (Former Cricketer, Cricket Coach, Cricket Administrator) (d. January 2010)
- Mother – Agathe Walsh
- Siblings – Tahir Walsh (Younger Brother) (Sprinter)
- Others – Vaughn Anthony Walsh (Paternal Uncle) (Former Cricketer)
Right-Arm Leg Break
- 86 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
- 17 – Barbados Royals (CPL)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Afro-Antiguan descent.
- Toned physique
- Dreadlocked hair
- Affable smile
- Sports a goatee
Hayden Walsh Jr. Facts
- Hayden made his first-class debut for the Leeward Islands during the 2011–12 edition of the Regional Four Day Competition (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in the West Indies). In his third match in that competition, against Trinidad and Tobago, he recorded excellent figures of 4/47 which included the wickets of a couple of players who had already represented the West Indies in senior international cricket.
- In April 2019, he was a part of the United States squad that attained ODI status by finishing in the ‘Top 4’ of the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament that was held in Namibia.
- In November 2019, aided by his dual citizenship (Antiguan and American), he made his ODI debut for the West Indies. This made Hayden just the 14th male cricketer in history to have represented 2 international teams in the ODI format.
- The 13 players who had this rare distinction before Hayden are – Kepler Wessels (Australia and South Africa), Clayton Lambert (West Indies and the United States), Anderson Cummins (West Indies and Canada), Dougie Brown (England and Scotland), Geraint Jones (England and Papua New Guinea), Ed Joyce (England and Ireland), Eoin Morgan (Ireland and England), Boyd Rankin (Ireland and England), Luke Ronchi (Australia and New Zealand), Mark Chapman (Hong Kong and New Zealand), Xavier Marshall (West Indies and the United States), Roelof van der Merwe (South Africa and the Netherlands), and Rusty Theron (South Africa and the United States). After Hayden, as of July 2022, there had been one other such instance – David Wiese (South Africa and Namibia).
- In November 2019, he also made his T20I debut for the West Indies. This made Hayden just the 9th male cricketer in history to have represented 2 international teams in the T20I format.
- The 8 players who had this rare distinction before Hayden are – Ed Joyce (England and Ireland), Luke Ronchi (Australia and New Zealand), Dirk Nannes (the Netherlands and Australia), Boyd Rankin (Ireland and England), Roelof van der Merwe (South Africa and the Netherlands), Mark Chapman (Hong Kong and New Zealand), Xavier Marshall (West Indies and the United States), and Izatullah Dawlatzai (Afghanistan and Germany). After Hayden, as of July 2022, there had been 5 other such instances as well – David Wiese (South Africa and Namibia), Jade Dernbach (England and Italy), Amjad Khan (England and Denmark), Rusty Theron (South Africa and the United States), and Michael Rippon (the Netherlands and New Zealand).
- In July 2021, at the conclusion of a 5-match home bilateral T20I series against Australia, Hayden was named the ‘Player of the Series’ for picking the most number of wickets (12) in the series and helping the West Indies win by a 4–1 margin.
Featured Image by Hayden Walsh Jr. / Instagram