Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 24 years 151 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
First-class 10 14 1 186 38 14.30 351 52.99 0 0 23 1 7 0
List A 23 21 1 567 129 28.35 760 74.60 1 2 57 7 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 18 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
First-class 10 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 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v England at Dublin, May 8, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Oxford MCCU v Middlesex at Oxford, Apr 7-9, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v England at Dublin, May 8, 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
5 Ireland v England Dublin 8 May 2015 ODI # 3650
7, 0/8, 18 Middx 2nd XI v Worcs 2nd XI Worcester 21 Apr 2015 Other
6, 27 Middx 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Radlett 14 Apr 2015 Other
5 Middlesex v Oxford MCCU Oxford 7 Apr 2015 FC
18 Ireland v Pakistan Adelaide 15 Mar 2015 ODI # 3639
24 Ireland v India Hamilton 10 Mar 2015 ODI # 3631
97 Ireland v Zimbabwe Hobart 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3627
58 Ireland v South Africa Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
30 Ireland v U.A.E. Brisbane 25 Feb 2015 ODI # 3613
9 Ireland v West Indies Nelson 16 Feb 2015 ODI # 3603
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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Tour Results
Netherlands v Bangladesh at The Hague - Jul 26, 2012
Netherlands won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Bangladesh at The Hague - Jul 25, 2012
Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Scotland at The Hague - Jul 24, 2012
Scotland won by 34 runs
Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast - Jul 21, 2012
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast - Jul 20, 2012
Bangladesh won by 1 run
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