Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 26 years 147 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 34 32 3 718 97 24.75 1030 69.70 0 4 69 6 6 0
T20Is 10 7 0 84 31 12.00 94 89.36 0 0 9 0 3 0
First-class 13 19 1 332 62 18.44 626 53.03 0 1 42 1 8 0
List A 43 39 3 976 129 27.11 1308 74.61 1 4 102 9 9 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 34 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 13 7 168 95 2 1/5 2/25 47.50 3.39 84.0 0 0 0
List A 43 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 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 Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 28-30, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v New Zealand at Dublin (Malahide), May 21, 2017 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
0 Ireland v New Zealand Dublin (Malahide) 21 May 2017 ODI # 3870
12 Ireland v Bangladesh Dublin (Malahide) 19 May 2017 ODI # 3869
36 Ireland v New Zealand Dublin (Malahide) 14 May 2017 ODI # 3867
- Ireland v Bangladesh Dublin (Malahide) 12 May 2017 ODI # 3866
2 Ireland v England Lord's 7 May 2017 ODI # 3865
30 Ireland v England Bristol 5 May 2017 ODI # 3864
40 Leinster v NW Warriors Dublin 1 May 2017 LA
62, 13 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 28 Mar 2017 FC
7 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 24 Mar 2017 ODI # 3854
22 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 22 Mar 2017 ODI # 3853
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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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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Mar 19, 2017

Andy Balbirnie hits one over the infield on the off side, Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd ODI, Greater Noida, March 19, 2017

Andy Balbirnie hits one over the infield on the off side

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Reds v N. Knights at Cork
May 26, 2017 (17:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
NW Warriors v Leinster at Bready
May 26, 2017 (17:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
NW Warriors v N. Knights at Strabane
May 29, 2017 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
NW Warriors v N. Knights at Eglinton
May 30-Jun 1, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
N. Knights v Leinster at Downpatrick
Jun 4, 2017 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
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