Alex Cusack      

Full name Alex Richard Cusack

Born October 29, 1980, Brisbane, Australia

Current age 34 years 152 days

Major teams Ireland, Ireland A

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Alex Richard Cusack
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 58 47 14 745 71 22.57 1159 64.27 0 2 57 6 18 0
T20Is 30 18 4 216 65 15.42 172 125.58 0 1 16 5 7 0
First-class 19 27 3 852 130 35.50 1917 44.44 1 5 113 3 12 0
List A 86 67 17 1103 71 22.06 1747 63.13 0 3 89 8 26 0
Twenty20 47 30 6 346 65 14.41 315 109.84 0 1 20 7 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 58 52 1953 1510 63 5/20 5/20 23.96 4.63 31.0 1 1 0
T20Is 30 28 510 600 32 4/11 4/11 18.75 7.05 15.9 3 0 0
First-class 19 22 833 386 12 4/31 5/32 32.16 2.78 69.4 1 0 0
List A 86 77 2939 2237 87 5/20 5/20 25.71 4.56 33.7 1 1 0
Twenty20 47 43 747 902 49 4/11 4/11 18.40 7.24 15.2 3 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v South Africa at Belfast, Jun 24, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Pakistan at Adelaide, Mar 15, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 9-12, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Australia A at Belfast, Jun 14-17, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Middlesex at Dublin, Jun 10, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v Pakistan at Adelaide, Mar 15, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ireland v Bangladesh A at Eglinton, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 1/43 Ireland v Pakistan Adelaide 15 Mar 2015 ODI # 3639
11, 0/43 Ireland v India Hamilton 10 Mar 2015 ODI # 3631
2*, 4/32 Ireland v Zimbabwe Hobart 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3627
2/54, 5* Ireland v U.A.E. Brisbane 25 Feb 2015 ODI # 3613
- Ireland v Bangladesh Sydney 12 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/59, 0 Ireland v Scotland Sydney 10 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/63, 4 Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3581
2/35, 7* Ireland v Scotland Dubai (DSC) 12 Jan 2015 ODI # 3575
1/22, 26* Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Jan 2015 ODI # 3573
2/54, 0 Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 1 Dec 2014 Other OD
Profile

Alex Cusack, a Brisbane-born carpenter, qualified for Ireland through residency and made a spectacular ODI debut against South Africa in 2007, winning the m-of-the-match award for his unbeaten 36 and 3 for 15. He combines nagging medium-pace bowling with sensible batting, and has been highly valued by his coach Phil Simmons for his calm temperament and experience. That was evident during Ireland's famous victory over England in the 2011 World Cup, when Cusack hit a perfectly judged 47, adding 162 with Kevin O'Brien to turn the game around before selflessly sacrificing himself after a mix-up. On slow wickets his bowling can thrive, as when he took 4 for 11 in a Twenty20 game against the West Indies in 2014, although he was mauled in all three games of the 2014 World T20 to raise concerns about his effectiveness on flatter tracks. Despite injury concerns, he remained in Ireland's plans for the 2015 World Cup.
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Mar 7, 2015

Alex Cusack celebrates Tawanda Mupariwa's wicket, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart, March 7, 2015

Alex Cusack celebrates Tawanda Mupariwa's wicket

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Mar 5, 2015

Alex Cusack adjusts his gear in the nets, World Cup 2015, Hobart, March 5, 2015

Alex Cusack adjusts his gear in the nets

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Feb 25, 2015

George Dockrell and Alex Cusack walk off after sealing Ireland's two-wicket win, Ireland v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane, February 25, 2015

George Dockrell and Alex Cusack walk off after sealing Ireland's two-wicket win

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Only ODI: Ireland v England at Dublin
May 8, 2015 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
1st T20I: Ire. Women v Aus Women at Dublin
Aug 19, 2015 (16:30 local | 15:30 GMT | 11:30 EDT | 10:30 CDT | 08:30 PDT)
2nd T20I: Ire. Women v Aus Women at Dublin
Aug 21, 2015 (16:30 local | 15:30 GMT | 11:30 EDT | 10:30 CDT | 08:30 PDT)
3rd T20I: Ire. Women v Aus Women at Dublin
Aug 22, 2015 (12:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
Only ODI: Ireland v Australia at Belfast
Aug 27, 2015 (19:25 EDT -1d | 18:25 CDT -1d | 16:25 PDT -1d)
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