Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 25 years 343 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 22 21 1 451 97 22.55 690 65.36 0 2 38 4 2 0
T20Is 10 7 0 84 31 12.00 94 89.36 0 0 9 0 3 0
First-class 12 17 1 257 44 16.06 484 53.09 0 0 31 1 8 0
List A 30 27 1 669 129 25.73 911 73.43 1 2 66 7 5 0
Twenty20 20 17 2 224 44 14.93 224 100.00 0 0 21 2 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 22 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 12 7 168 95 2 1/5 2/25 47.50 3.39 84.0 0 0 0
List A 30 5 84 95 2 1/26 1/26 47.50 6.78 42.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Oct 13, 2015 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 Zimbabwe A v Ireland at Harare, Oct 17-20, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Oct 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Feb 16, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
47* Ireland v Hong Kong Dharamsala 3 Mar 2016 Other T20
2 Ireland v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 16 Feb 2016 T20I # 500
5 Ireland v P.N.G. Townsville 9 Feb 2016 T20I # 495
0 Ireland v P.N.G. Townsville 7 Feb 2016 T20I # 494
0, 9 Ireland v Queensland XI Brisbane 24 Jan 2016 Other
44, 17 Ireland v Zimbabwe A Harare 17 Oct 2015 FC
24 Ireland v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Oct 2015 ODI # 3691
12 Ireland v Zimbabwe Harare 11 Oct 2015 ODI # 3690
5 Ireland v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Oct 2015 ODI # 3688
12 Ireland v Australia Belfast 27 Aug 2015 ODI # 3679
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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Jul 25, 2015

Andy Balbirnie leans forward to guide the ball, Ireland v Netherlands, World T20 Qualifier, 2nd semi-final, Malahide, July 25, 2015

Andy Balbirnie leans forward to guide the ball

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Jul 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie executes a cut, Ireland v USA, World T20 Qualifier, Group A, Belfast, July 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie executes a cut

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Jul 10, 2015

William Porterfield is congratulated by Andy Balbirnie after reaching his fifty, Ireland v Namibia, World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, July 10, 2015

William Porterfield is congratulated by Andy Balbirnie after reaching his fifty

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