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Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 26 years 239 days

Major teams Ireland, Cardiff MCCU, Ireland Under-13s, Ireland Under-15s, Ireland Under-17s, Ireland Under-19s, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education St Andrew's College, Dublin

Andrew Balbirnie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs Insights on odi 34 32 3 718 97 24.75 1030 69.70 0 4 69 6 6 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 10 7 0 84 31 12.00 94 89.36 0 0 9 0 3 0
First-class 16 22 2 643 205* 32.15 1165 55.19 1 3 75 3 12 0
List A 44 40 3 1011 129 27.32 1336 75.67 1 4 107 9 9 0
T20s Insights on t20 24 21 3 364 71* 20.22 325 112.00 0 1 38 6 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs Insights on odi 34 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 16 11 378 156 5 3/40 3/50 31.20 2.47 75.6 0 0 0
List A 44 5 84 95 2 1/26 1/26 47.50 6.78 42.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 24 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v New Zealand at Dublin (Malahide), May 21, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Feb 16, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin (Malahide), Aug 15-18, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning at Belfast, Jun 4, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Leinster Lightning v North-West Warriors at Dublin, Jul 21, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
205*, 50, 0/5 Ireland v Netherlands Dublin (Malahide) 15 Aug 2017 FC
2 Leinster v NW Warriors Dublin 21 Jul 2017 T20
0/6 Leinster v NW Warriors Wicklow 20 Jun 2017 FC
23 Leinster v Munster Reds Dublin 16 Jun 2017 T20
71* Leinster v N. Knights Dublin 9 Jun 2017 T20
0/10, 56, 3/40 Leinster v N. Knights Belfast 5 Jun 2017 FC
35 Leinster v N. Knights Belfast 4 Jun 2017 LA
44 Leinster v NW Warriors Bready 26 May 2017 T20
0 Ireland v New Zealand Dublin (Malahide) 21 May 2017 ODI # 3870 Insights on
12 Ireland v Bangladesh Dublin (Malahide) 19 May 2017 ODI # 3869 Insights on
Profile

Andrew Balbirnie is the latest Irish player to be signed by Middlesex. He is an orthodox, technically correct batsman who is well regarded by Angus Fraser. After completing a degree at Cardiff University, he signed with Middlesex in 2014, but a blossoming reputation with Ireland was not immediately reflected at county level. Balbirnie captained Ireland in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, having been a member of the squad in the 2008 tournament. He had his first taste of international cricket in 2010, but it was not until 2014 that he started to flourish when he pressed his claims by top-scoring on their World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand in the autumn of 2014 and he confirmed the impression by hitting 129, off just 96 balls, against a strong New Zealand A side in Dubai. Balbirnie also bowls serviceable offspin and is a back-up wicketkeeper, and is regarded as a fine fielder.
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Aug 15, 2017

Andy Balbirnie struck his maiden first-class century, Ireland v Netherlands, Intercontinental Cup, 1st day, Dublin, August 15, 2017

Andy Balbirnie struck his maiden first-class century

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May 14, 2017

Andy Balbirnie goes for the sweep, Ireland v New Zealand, Tri-nations series, 2nd match, Malahide, May 14, 2017

Andy Balbirnie goes for the sweep

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May 5, 2017

Andy Birbirnie fell to Jake Ball as England took a firm grip on the first ODI, England v Ireland, 1st ODI, Bristol, May 5, 2017

Andy Birbirnie fell to Jake Ball as England took a firm grip on the first ODI

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