Alex Cusack      

Full name Alex Richard Cusack

Born October 29, 1980, Brisbane, Australia

Current age 34 years 95 days

Major teams Ireland, Ireland A

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Alex Richard Cusack
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 54 43 11 726 71 22.68 1136 63.90 0 2 56 6 16 0
T20Is 30 18 4 216 65 15.42 172 125.58 0 1 16 5 7 0
First-class 19 27 3 852 130 35.50 1917 44.44 1 5 113 3 12 0
List A 82 63 14 1084 71 22.12 1724 62.87 0 3 88 8 24 0
Twenty20 47 30 6 346 65 14.41 315 109.84 0 1 20 7 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 54 48 1728 1338 56 5/20 5/20 23.89 4.64 30.8 0 1 0
T20Is 30 28 510 600 32 4/11 4/11 18.75 7.05 15.9 3 0 0
First-class 19 22 833 386 12 4/31 5/32 32.16 2.78 69.4 1 0 0
List A 82 73 2714 2065 80 5/20 5/20 25.81 4.56 33.9 0 1 0
Twenty20 47 43 747 902 49 4/11 4/11 18.40 7.24 15.2 3 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v South Africa at Belfast, Jun 24, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Jan 17, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 9-12, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Australia A at Belfast, Jun 14-17, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Middlesex at Dublin, Jun 10, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Jan 17, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ireland v Bangladesh A at Eglinton, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/63, 4 Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3581
2/35, 7* Ireland v Scotland Dubai (DSC) 12 Jan 2015 ODI # 3575
1/22, 26* Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Jan 2015 ODI # 3573
2/54, 0 Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 1 Dec 2014 Other OD
8* Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 29 Nov 2014 LA
17 Ireland XI v Otago Lincoln 23 Oct 2014 Other OD
0/37, 17 Ireland XI v Canterbury Lincoln 21 Oct 2014 Other OD
20, 0/10 Ireland XI v Northern D Hamilton 16 Oct 2014 Other OD
1/53, 10 Ireland XI v ACT Canberra 9 Oct 2014 Other OD
0 Ireland XI v Queensland Brisbane 2 Oct 2014 Other OD
Profile

Alex Cusack, a Brisbane-born carpenter, qualified for Ireland through residency and made a spectacular ODI debut against South Africa in 2007, winning the m-of-the-match award for his unbeaten 36 and 3 for 15. He combines nagging medium-pace bowling with sensible batting, and has been highly valued by his coach Phil Simmons for his calm temperament and experience. That was evident during Ireland's famous victory over England in the 2011 World Cup, when Cusack hit a perfectly judged 47, adding 162 with Kevin O'Brien to turn the game around before selflessly sacrificing himself after a mix-up. On slow wickets his bowling can thrive, as when he took 4 for 11 in a Twenty20 game against the West Indies in 2014, although he was mauled in all three games of the 2014 World T20 to raise concerns about his effectiveness on flatter tracks. Despite injury concerns, he remained in Ireland's plans for the 2015 World Cup.
Cricinfo staff

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Mar 17, 2014

Alex Cusack back-tracks but fails to catch Hamilton Masakadza off Max Sorensen, Ireland v Zimbabwe, World T20, First Round Group B, March 17, 2014

Alex Cusack back-tracks but fails to catch Hamilton Masakadza off Max Sorensen

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Feb 21, 2014

Alex Cusack and Gary Wilson combined for the first wicket, West Indies v Ireland, 2nd T20, Kingston, February 21, 2014

Alex Cusack and Gary Wilson combined for the first wicket

© West Indies Cricket

Nov 30, 2013

Alex Cusack took two wickets in two balls, Afghanistan v Ireland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, final, Abu Dhabi, November 30, 2013

Alex Cusack took two wickets in two balls

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Ireland v Scotland at Sydney
Feb 10, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
Bangladesh v Ireland at Sydney
Feb 12, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 18:00 EST | 17:00 CST | 15:00 PST)
5th Match, Pool B: Ireland v West Indies at Nelson
Feb 16, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
16th Match, Pool B: Ireland v U.A.E. at Brisbane
Feb 25, 2015 (13:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
24th Match, Pool B: Ireland v South Africa at Canberra
Mar 3, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
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