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Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 24 years 189 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 18 17 1 398 97 24.87 600 66.33 0 2 34 4 1 0
T20Is 3 1 0 31 31 31.00 26 119.23 0 0 3 0 0 0
First-class 11 15 1 196 38 14.00 390 50.25 0 0 23 1 8 0
List A 23 21 1 567 129 28.35 760 74.60 1 2 57 7 4 0
Twenty20 10 8 0 77 31 9.62 75 102.66 0 0 8 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 18 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 11 7 168 95 2 1/5 2/25 47.50 3.39 84.0 0 0 0
List A 23 5 84 95 2 1/26 1/26 47.50 6.78 42.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 21, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v United Arab Emirates at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 2-5, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jul 3, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6 Middlesex v Surrey The Oval 3 Jul 2015 T20
18 Middlesex v Sussex Lord's 2 Jul 2015 T20
17 Middlesex v Somerset Uxbridge 26 Jun 2015 T20
- Ireland v Scotland Bready 21 Jun 2015 T20I # 422
31 Ireland v Scotland Bready 20 Jun 2015 T20I # 421
- Ireland v Scotland Bready 19 Jun 2015 T20I # 420
3 Middlesex v Hampshire Lord's 18 Jun 2015 T20
0/27, 51* Middx 2nd XI v Smrst 2nd XI Northwood 15 Jun 2015 Other T20
0 Middlesex v Gloucs Richmond 14 Jun 2015 T20
0, 2/25 Middx 2nd XI v Glam 2nd XI Radlett 11 Jun 2015 Other T20
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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Mar 7, 2015

Ed Joyce and Andrew Balbirnie put on 138 for third wicket, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart, March 7, 2015

Ed Joyce and Andrew Balbirnie put on 138 for the third wicket

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Mar 7, 2015

Andy Balbirnie scored his second consecutive fifty in the World Cup, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hobart, March 7, 2015

Andy Balbirnie scored his second consecutive fifty in the World Cup

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Mar 3, 2015

Andy Balbirnie shapes to play the sweep,  Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Andy Balbirnie shapes to play the sweep

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (CA) - Dec 10-13, 2013
Ireland won by 122 runs
Afghanistan v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Oct 6-8, 2013
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 22-23, 2013
U.A.E. won by 9 wickets
Ireland v Scotland at Dublin - Sep 11-14, 2013
Ireland won by an innings and 44 runs
Canada v Netherlands at King City (SW) - Aug 22-24, 2013
Canada won by 8 wickets
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