Alex Cusack      

Full name Alex Richard Cusack

Born October 29, 1980, Brisbane, Australia

Current age 34 years 304 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 59 47 14 745 71 22.57 1159 64.27 0 2 57 6 18 0
T20Is 37 21 6 229 65 15.26 177 129.37 0 1 17 6 7 0
First-class 19 27 3 852 130 35.50 1917 44.44 1 5 113 3 12 0
List A 87 67 17 1103 71 22.06 1747 63.13 0 3 89 8 26 0
Twenty20 57 33 8 359 65 14.36 320 112.18 0 1 21 8 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 59 52 1953 1510 63 5/20 5/20 23.96 4.63 31.0 1 1 0
T20Is 37 33 606 714 35 4/11 4/11 20.40 7.06 17.3 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 87 77 2939 2237 87 5/20 5/20 25.71 4.56 33.7 1 1 0
Twenty20 57 51 906 1086 59 4/11 4/11 18.40 7.19 15.3 3 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v South Africa at Belfast, Jun 24, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 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 England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ireland v Bangladesh A at Eglinton, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 1/21 Ireland v Netherlands Dublin (Malahide) 25 Jul 2015 T20I # 447
3/26 Ireland v Jersey Dublin (Malahide) 19 Jul 2015 T20
0/26, 0* Ireland v Hong Kong Dublin (Malahide) 17 Jul 2015 T20I # 441
13*, 1/27 Ireland v P.N.G. Belfast 15 Jul 2015 T20I # 437
1/7 Ireland v Nepal Belfast 13 Jul 2015 T20I # 436
2/19 Ireland v U.S.A. Belfast 12 Jul 2015 T20
2/25 Ireland v Namibia Belfast 10 Jul 2015 T20
3/20 Ireland v Oman Belfast 7 Jul 2015 Other T20
- Ireland v Scotland Bready 21 Jun 2015 T20I # 422
0/33 Ireland v Scotland Bready 20 Jun 2015 T20I # 421
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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Jul 10, 2015

Alex Cusack took two wickets for 25 runs, Ireland v Namibia, World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, July 10, 2015

Alex Cusack took two wickets for 25 runs

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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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Country Fixtures Country Results
Division 2: Wales Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
Aug 30, 2015
Division 2: Scot Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
Aug 31, 2015
Namibia v Ireland at Windhoek
Oct 24-27, 2015
2nd Match, Group B: Ire. Women v Neth Women at Bangkok
Nov 28, 2015 (10:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
5th Match, Group B: China Wmn v Ire. Women at Bangkok
Nov 29, 2015 (10:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
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