Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 24 years 61 days

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

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 13 12 1 196 38 17.81 371 52.83 0 0 16 0 1 0
First-class 9 13 1 181 38 15.08 343 52.76 0 0 22 1 6 0
List A 18 16 1 365 129 24.33 531 68.73 1 0 39 3 4 0
Twenty20 2 2 0 2 2 1.00 6 33.33 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 13 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 9 7 168 95 2 1/5 2/25 47.50 3.39 84.0 0 0 0
List A 18 5 84 95 2 1/26 1/26 47.50 6.78 42.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v United Arab Emirates at Brisbane, Feb 25, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Scotland at Dublin, Sep 11-14, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v United Arab Emirates at Brisbane, Feb 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
30 Ireland v U.A.E. Brisbane 25 Feb 2015 ODI # 3613
9 Ireland v West Indies Nelson 16 Feb 2015 ODI # 3603
63* Ireland v Bangladesh Sydney 12 Feb 2015 Other OD
8 Ireland v Scotland Sydney 10 Feb 2015 Other OD
26 Ireland XI v Randwick-Petersham Sydney 6 Feb 2015 Other OD
- Ireland v Scotland Dubai (CA) 19 Jan 2015 ODI # 3584
0/11, 17 Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3581
20 Ireland v Scotland Dubai (DSC) 12 Jan 2015 ODI # 3575
1/26, 31* Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Jan 2015 ODI # 3573
1/34, 36 Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 1 Dec 2014 Other OD
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 a new two-year contract with Middlesex in 2014, hoping to win more regular opportunities in the first team. 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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Feb 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie is all smiles after steering Ireland home, Bangladesh v Ireland, World Cup 2015 warm-ups, Sydney, February 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie is all smiles after steering Ireland home

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Feb 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie goes on the back foot, Bangladesh v Ireland, World Cup 2015 warm-ups, Sydney, February 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie goes on the back foot

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Mar 31, 2014

Andy Balbernie

Andy Balbernie

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Tour Results
M.C.C. v ROW XI at Lord's - Jul 5, 2014
M.C.C. won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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