Matt Henry will play for Worcestershire between April and the end of June © AFP
Matt Henry will play for Worcestershire between April and the end of June © AFP

London: Worcestershire have signed New Zealand paceman Matt Henry as their overseas player for the first half of the 2016 season, the English county announced on Friday. Subject to ratification from New Zealand cricket, the 24-year-old will play for Worcestershire between April and the end of June, when he will be replaced by South Africa bowler Kyle Abbott. “Worcestershire have had strong links with New Zealand cricket going back to when Glenn Turner played for them for many seasons and more recently with Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan, and I am looking forward to playing for them,” Henry told the Worcestershire website. Matt Henry: Pink ball for Day-Night Tests needs more testing

“I hope I can play my part in getting them off to a good start in trying to regain that Division One spot — as well as having another successful run in the NatWest T20 Blast — and experiencing county cricket will be good for my all-round development as a player.” Henry made his Test debut against England last year and is currently playing for New Zealand in their limited-overs series with Sri Lanka. Matt Henry creates history at Lord’s during 1st Test vs England

Earlier, Henry believed that pink ball should go through more trials before being used in day-night Tests. Many people prefer pink to any other colour ball since pink ball irradiates both white and black sightscreens. However, the use of pink ball had come into controversy since it makes life somewhat difficult for colour-blind cricketers. In the few experiments done with the pink ball it gets very slightly difficult to bat at dusk but that is the case with any other coloured ball as well and for day-night ODIs as well.