Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 28 years 114 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 55 52 4 1461 145* 30.43 2016 72.47 3 8 136 16 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 79 73 6 2315 160* 34.55 2973 77.86 6 11 231 28 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 55 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 79 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 Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Mar 10, 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 Afghanistan v Ireland at Dehradun, Mar 10, 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
4, 82, 0/8 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 15 Mar 2019 Test # 2351
68 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4110
0 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 8 Mar 2019 ODI # 4108
145* Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 5 Mar 2019 ODI # 4105
- Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 2 Mar 2019 ODI # 4101
2 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 28 Feb 2019 ODI # 4100
47 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 24 Feb 2019 T20I # 747
2 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 23 Feb 2019 T20I # 746
5 Ireland v Afghanistan Dehradun 21 Feb 2019 T20I # 745
83 Ireland v Netherlands Al Amerat 17 Feb 2019 T20I # 743
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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Feb 13, 2019

Andy Balbirnie cuts through point, Oman v Ireland, Oman Quadrangular T20I Series, Al Amerat, February 13, 2019

Andy Balbirnie cuts through point

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May 14, 2018

Andy Balbirnie bagged a pair, Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide, 4th day, May 14, 2018

Andy Balbirnie bagged a pair

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May 13, 2018

Mohammad Abbas removed Andy Balbirnie for a duck in his maiden Test innings, Ireland v Pakistan, Only Test, Malahide, 3rd day, May 13, 2018

Mohammad Abbas removed Andy Balbirnie for a duck in his maiden Test innings

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