Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 28 years 148 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
Tests 2 4 0 86 82 21.50 168 51.19 0 1 12 0 2 0
ODIs 61 58 4 1698 145* 31.44 2275 74.63 4 8 159 22 18 0
T20Is 22 19 0 366 83 19.26 298 122.81 0 2 47 3 7 0
First-class 26 37 3 1103 205* 32.44 2032 54.28 2 5 135 3 23 0
List A 87 81 6 2771 160* 36.94 3462 80.04 8 12 277 40 26 0
T20s 46 42 3 936 83 24.00 737 127.00 0 6 111 17 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 6 8 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 61 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 22 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 26 16 609 245 13 4/23 5/23 18.84 2.41 46.8 1 0 0
List A 87 6 96 112 2 1/26 1/26 56.00 7.00 48.0 0 0 0
T20s 46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin (Malahide), May 11-15, 2018 scorecard
Last Test Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Mar 15-18, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Afghanistan at Belfast, May 21, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Feb 24, 2019 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 Dehradun, Mar 15-18, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A North-West Warriors v Leinster Lightning at Bready, May 23, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Feb 24, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
94 Leinster v NW Warriors Bready 23 May 2019 LA
20 Ireland v Afghanistan Belfast 21 May 2019 ODI # 4141
4 Ireland v Afghanistan Belfast 19 May 2019 ODI # 4139
20 Ireland v Bangladesh Dublin 15 May 2019 ODI # 4136
135 Ireland v West Indies Dublin (Malahide) 11 May 2019 ODI # 4132
29 Ireland v West Indies Dublin 5 May 2019 ODI # 4128
29 Ireland v England Dublin (Malahide) 3 May 2019 ODI # 4127
125 Leinster v N. Knights Cartagena 25 Apr 2019 LA
4, 82, 0/8 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 15 Mar 2019 Test # 2351
68 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4110
Profile

Andrew Balbirnie was another Irish player to follow the path to Middlesex when he signed in 2014 after completing a degree at Cardiff University and coming through the Middlesex academy. However, his stay in county cricket came to an end in 2016 when he was released by mutual consent following a struggle with a hip problem which required surgery and limited his opportunities.

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May 11, 2019

Ashley Nurse congratulates Andy Balbirnie for his 135, Ireland v West Indies, Match 4, Ireland tri-series, Dublin, May 11, 2019

Ashley Nurse congratulates Andy Balbirnie for his 135

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May 11, 2019

Andy Balbirnie raises his bat after a fine century, Ireland v West Indies, Match 4, Ireland tri-series, Dublin, May 11, 2019

Andy Balbirnie raises his bat after a fine century

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May 11, 2019

Andy Balbirnie sweeps, Ireland v West Indies, Match 4, Ireland tri-series, Dublin, May 11, 2019

Andy Balbirnie sweeps

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