Hayden Walsh Jr. Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021
Hayden Walsh Jr. Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth April 23, 1992
Zodiac Sign Taurus
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.

Born Name

Hayden Rashidi Walsh

Nick Name

Hayden Walsh Jr.

Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021
Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2021 (Hayden Walsh Jr. / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Taurus

Born Place

Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States

Residence

Barbados

Nationality

Antiguan Barbudan

American

 

He holds dual nationality.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022
Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2022 (Hayden Walsh Jr. / Instagram)

Family

  • 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)

Batting

Left-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Leg Break

Role

Bowler

Jersey Number

  • 86 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
  • 17 – Barbados Royals (CPL)
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Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021
Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021 (Hayden Walsh Jr. / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of Afro-Antiguan descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Dreadlocked hair
  • Affable smile
  • Sports a goatee
Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021
Hayden Walsh Jr. as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021 (Hayden Walsh Jr. / Instagram)

Hayden Walsh Jr. Facts

  1. 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.
  2. In April 2019, he was a part of the United States cricket team’s 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
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