Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 28 years 267 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 3 6 0 146 82 24.33 247 59.10 0 2 23 0 3 0
ODIs 64 61 4 1813 145* 31.80 2413 75.13 5 8 169 24 20 0
T20Is 26 23 1 523 83 23.77 383 136.55 0 3 65 9 10 0
First-class 30 42 3 1296 205* 33.23 2345 55.26 2 8 160 4 28 0
List A 92 86 6 3017 160* 37.71 3770 80.02 9 13 301 43 28 0
T20s 53 49 4 1164 83 25.86 863 134.87 0 7 135 27 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 1 6 8 0 - - - 8.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 64 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 30 16 609 245 13 4/23 5/23 18.84 2.41 46.8 1 0 0
List A 92 6 96 112 2 1/26 1/26 56.00 7.00 48.0 0 0 0
T20s 53 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin (Malahide), May 11-15, 2018 scorecard
Last Test England v Ireland at Lord's, Jul 24-26, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Zimbabwe at Belfast, Jul 7, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Scotland at Dublin (Malahide), Sep 20, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Leinster Lightning v North-West Warriors at Dublin, Aug 12-14, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning at Belfast, Aug 20, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Ireland v Scotland at Dublin (Malahide), Sep 20, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
20 Ireland v Scotland Dublin (Malahide) 20 Sep 2019 T20I # 891
45 Ireland v Netherlands Dublin (Malahide) 18 Sep 2019 T20I # 887
64 Ireland v Scotland Dublin (Malahide) 17 Sep 2019 T20I # 885
90 Leinster v N. Knights Belfast 20 Aug 2019 LA
2 Leinster v NW Warriors Dublin 12 Aug 2019 FC
81 Leinster v N. Knights Belfast 6 Aug 2019 FC
55, 5 Ireland v England Lord's 24 Jul 2019 Test # 2352
- Ireland v Middx 2nd XI Northwood 18 Jul 2019 Other
28* Ireland v Zimbabwe Bready 12 Jul 2019 T20I # 825
5 Ireland v Zimbabwe Belfast 7 Jul 2019 ODI # 4189
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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Jul 24, 2019

Andy Balbirnie drives down the ground, England v Ireland, Only Test, Day 1, July 24, 2019

Andy Balbirnie drives down the ground

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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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