Mathew Sinclair is a wicketkeeper and a right handed batsman with the New Zealand Cricket team. He has also played for the Central Districts team.
Mathew Sinclair started playing first class cricket in 1995. He made his debut in International cricket in a test match against the West Indies at Wellington in 1999. Sinclair showcased a stellar performance and scored an astounding 214 runs off 447 balls which included 22 boundaries and set a record to become the top scorer on a debut coming to bat at number 3. Sinclair’s double century which also earned him the Man of the Match forced the West Indians into a follow on and New Zealand won the match by an innings and 105 runs.
The following year, Sinclair debuted in One day International cricket match held against Australia at Christchurch. Sinclair opened the New Zealand innings to chase down an Australian target of 350 runs, however he was dismissed for a golden duck by giving a catch behind the wicket to Adam Gilchrist on a ball by Fleming. Australia won that match by 48 runs. Over the years Sinclair could not live up to the expectation set by him at the start of his career and was often not included in the team.
In a total of 53 One day International matches, Sinclair has scored 1302 runs with a high score of 118 runs not out and a strike rate of 62.74. He also has a total of 1595 runs with a high score of 214 runs and a strike rate of 43.57 in the 32 test matches that he has played.
Mathew became man of the match twice in test cricket as well as in ODI.