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Ryan McLaren      

Full name Ryan McLaren

Born February 9, 1983, Kimberley, Cape Province

Current age 31 years 223 days

Major teams South Africa, Eagles, Free State, Kent, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Mumbai Indians, South Africa Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Relation Father - P McLaren, Uncle - K McLaren, Cousin - AP McLaren

Ryan McLaren
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 47 33* 23.50 108 43.51 0 0 6 0 0 0
ODIs 49 38 14 471 71* 19.62 662 71.14 0 1 40 6 11 0
T20Is 10 3 3 8 6* - 9 88.88 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 104 155 27 3874 140 30.26 3 20 49 0
List A 170 129 50 2547 88 32.24 3016 84.44 0 11 49 0
Twenty20 142 98 42 1090 51* 19.46 1012 107.70 0 2 87 14 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 264 162 3 2/72 2/119 54.00 3.68 88.0 0 0 0
ODIs 49 47 2199 1877 74 4/19 4/19 25.36 5.12 29.7 5 0 0
T20Is 10 10 239 289 16 5/19 5/19 18.06 7.25 14.9 0 1 0
First-class 104 16850 8499 331 8/38 25.67 3.02 50.9 15 13 1
List A 170 6898 5821 219 5/38 5/38 26.57 5.06 31.4 11 2 0
Twenty20 142 140 2801 3676 125 5/19 5/19 29.40 7.87 22.4 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 14-17, 2010 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Feb 12-15, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at Benoni, Nov 8, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 2, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Nov 13, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC), Nov 15, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Easterns v Free State at Benoni, Oct 17-20, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Feb 12-15, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Free State v Easterns at Bloemfontein, Nov 21, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 2, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Dolphins at Bloemfontein, Mar 30, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Dolphins v Knights at Durban, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/56, 24 South Africa v Australia Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
6, 3/24 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Aug 2014 ODI # 3518
2/64 South Africa v Australia Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
1/53 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 21 Aug 2014 ODI # 3510
4, 3/21 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
1/22 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
2*, 3/37 South Africa v Sri Lanka Hambantota 12 Jul 2014 ODI # 3502
4/48, 3 South Africa v Sri Lanka Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
22*, 2/33 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
20, 1/33 Sth Africans v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
Profile

A hard-hitting allrounder who made an impressive start to his career for the Eagles in South Africa with his aggressive seam bowling and middle-order runs. An international call-up didn't come early though, as South Africa were blessed with an abundance of fast-bowling allrounders such as Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis (besides the likes of Andrew Hall and Johan van der Wath). As with so many young South Africans McLaren opted for the Kolpak route and signed for Kent in 2007, taking a a hat-trick in the 2007 Twenty20 final to help Kent win the trophy. Despite remaining under contract with Kent, McLaren was called up for South Africa's ODI squad to face Kenya and Bangladesh in October 2008 but the county refused to release him. It appeared an international career wouldn't happen, but he was released from his county contract at the end of the 2009 season, making him eligible for selection to the South African team. That came soon after, as South Africa named him in their limited-overs squad to face Zimbabwe and England. His rising stock as a Twenty20 player lead to a contract with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, but he struggled to make an impact in the 2010 edition of the tournament. He remains something of a fringe player in the South African set-up, but although his batting has not quite fired at international level, McLaren made headlines in May 2010 when he picked up 5 for 19 in the first Twenty20 of South Africa's tour of the Caribbean - the second best figures in the format's history.
Andrew McGlashan May 2010

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Sep 2, 2014

Ryan McLaren punches through point, Australia v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, September 2, 2014

Ryan McLaren punches through point

© Associated Press

Aug 19, 2014

Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Faf du Plessis and Wayne Parnell enjoy their victory, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo, August 19, 2014

Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Faf du Plessis and Wayne Parnell enjoy their victory

© AFP

Aug 19, 2014

Faf du Plessis and Ryan McLaren celebrate in style, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo, August 19, 2014

Faf du Plessis and Ryan McLaren celebrate in style

© AFP

Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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