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Ryan McLaren      

Full name Ryan McLaren

Born February 9, 1983, Kimberley, Cape Province

Current age 31 years 173 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 43 35 14 437 71* 20.80 589 74.19 0 1 38 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 164 126 50 2513 88 33.06 2943 85.38 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 43 41 1923 1637 63 4/19 4/19 25.98 5.10 30.5 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 164 6622 5581 208 5/38 5/38 26.83 5.05 31.8 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 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
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
2/72, 8, 0/47, 6 South Africa v Australia Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
2/75, 8*, 0/16, 7 Sth Afr XI v South Africa Johannesburg 4 Feb 2014 Other
1/28, 4 Knights v Dolphins Durban 31 Jan 2014 T20
- Knights v Lions Potchefstroom 24 Jan 2014 T20
2, 2/29 Knights v Warriors Kimberley 22 Jan 2014 T20
1/28 Knights v Titans Centurion 19 Jan 2014 T20
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

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Jul 12, 2014

Ryan McLaren roars after dismissing Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hambantota, July 12, 2014

Ryan McLaren roars after dismissing Kumar Sangakkara

© AFP

Jul 9, 2014

Ryan McLaren picked up four wickets in the last four overs, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele, July 9, 2014

Ryan McLaren picked up four wickets in the last four overs

© Associated Press

Feb 15, 2014

Ryan McLaren couldn't avoid a Mitchell Johnson bouncer, South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day, February 15, 2014

Ryan McLaren couldn't avoid a Mitchell Johnson bouncer

© Getty Images

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
3rd Place play-off: NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Only Test: Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare
Aug 9-13, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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