Ryan McLaren      

Full name Ryan McLaren

Born February 9, 1983, Kimberley, Cape Province

Current age 33 years 0 days

Major teams South Africa, Eagles, Free State, Kent, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Mumbai Indians, South Africa Under-19s

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Relation Father - P McLaren, Uncle - K McLaren, Cousin - AP McLaren

Ryan McLaren
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 47 33* 23.50 108 43.51 0 0 6 0 0 0
ODIs 54 41 15 485 71* 18.65 680 71.32 0 1 42 6 13 0
T20Is 12 4 3 9 6* 9.00 13 69.23 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 112 165 30 4317 140 31.97 5 21 53 0
List A 184 141 51 2735 88 30.38 3279 83.40 0 13 55 0
Twenty20 153 107 45 1228 51* 19.80 1116 110.03 0 2 98 20 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 264 162 3 2/72 2/119 54.00 3.68 88.0 0 0 0
ODIs 54 51 2403 2102 77 4/19 4/19 27.29 5.24 31.2 5 0 0
T20Is 12 12 263 332 17 5/19 5/19 19.52 7.57 15.4 0 1 0
First-class 112 18276 9294 348 8/38 26.70 3.05 52.5 16 13 1
List A 184 7521 6424 232 5/38 5/38 27.68 5.12 32.4 11 2 0
Twenty20 153 150 2973 3923 135 5/19 5/19 29.05 7.91 22.0 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 14-17, 2010 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Feb 12-15, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at Benoni, Nov 8, 2009 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Nov 13, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Nov 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Easterns v Free State at Benoni, Oct 17-20, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class Nottinghamshire v Hampshire at Nottingham, Sep 22-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Free State v Easterns at Bloemfontein, Nov 21, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Lions v Dolphins at Potchefstroom, Feb 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Dolphins at Bloemfontein, Mar 30, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Lions v Dolphins at Johannesburg, Nov 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/46, 62 Dolphins v Lions Potchefstroom 5 Feb 2016 LA
5, 0/18 Dolphins v Knights Kimberley 2 Feb 2016 LA
0/53, 52 Dolphins v Cape Cobras Cape Town 29 Jan 2016 LA
2/33, 13 Dolphins v Lions Johannesburg 22 Nov 2015 T20
- Dolphins v Warriors East London 20 Nov 2015 T20
3/28, 1 Dolphins v Titans Durban 18 Nov 2015 T20
26*, 1/33 Dolphins v Cape Cobras Centurion 15 Nov 2015 T20
19, 0/19 Knights v Cape Cobras Kimberley 11 Nov 2015 T20
16, 1/26 Knights v Dolphins Kimberley 6 Nov 2015 T20
0/13, 34* Knights v Warriors Cape Town 1 Nov 2015 T20
Profile

A hard-hitting allrounder who made an impressive start to his career for the Eagles in South Africa with his aggressive seam bowling and middle-order runs. An international call-up didn't come early though, as South Africa were blessed with an abundance of fast-bowling allrounders such as Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis (besides the likes of Andrew Hall and Johan van der Wath). As with so many young South Africans McLaren opted for the Kolpak route and signed for Kent in 2007, taking a a hat-trick in the 2007 Twenty20 final to help Kent win the trophy. Despite remaining under contract with Kent, McLaren was called up for South Africa's ODI squad to face Kenya and Bangladesh in October 2008 but the county refused to release him. It appeared an international career wouldn't happen, but he was released from his county contract at the end of the 2009 season, making him eligible for selection to the South African team. That came soon after, as South Africa named him in their limited-overs squad to face Zimbabwe and England. His rising stock as a Twenty20 player lead to a contract with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, but he struggled to make an impact in the 2010 edition of the tournament. He remains something of a fringe player in the South African set-up, but although his batting has not quite fired at international level, McLaren made headlines in May 2010 when he picked up 5 for 19 in the first Twenty20 of South Africa's tour of the Caribbean - the second best figures in the format's history.
Andrew McGlashan May 2010

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Nov 21, 2014

Ryan McLaren dives to catch Matthew Wade, Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Melbourne, November 21, 2014

Ryan McLaren dives to catch Matthew Wade

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Nov 21, 2014

Ryan McLaren had Shane Watson caught behind, Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Melbourne, November 21, 2014

Ryan McLaren had Shane Watson caught behind

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Nov 21, 2014

Ryan McLaren was caught behind off a slower short ball, Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Melbourne, November 21, 2014

Ryan McLaren was caught behind off a slower short ball

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Results
E. Province v Easterns at Port Elizabeth - Apr 3, 2011
E. Province won by 63 runs
Northerns v KZ-Natal at Centurion - Apr 3, 2011
Northerns won by 6 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
Titans v Knights at Benoni - Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011
Match drawn
Dolphins v Lions at Durban - Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011
Match drawn
Gauteng v Griq West at Johannesburg - Apr 2, 2011
Gauteng won by 19 runs
E. Province v Easterns at Port Elizabeth - Mar 31-Apr 2, 2011
Match drawn
Northerns v KZ-Natal at Centurion - Mar 31-Apr 2, 2011
Match drawn
Cape Cobras v Warriors at Paarl - Mar 31-Apr 2, 2011
Cape Cobras won by 7 wickets
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