Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 24 years 251 days

Major teams Ireland, Cardiff MCCU, Ireland Under-13s, Ireland Under-15s, Ireland Under-17s, Ireland Under-19s, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI

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
ODIs 19 18 1 410 97 24.11 612 66.99 0 2 35 4 1 0
T20Is 7 4 0 77 31 19.25 78 98.71 0 0 9 0 1 0
First-class 11 15 1 196 38 14.00 390 50.25 0 0 23 1 8 0
List A 27 24 1 628 129 27.30 833 75.39 1 2 63 7 4 0
Twenty20 17 14 2 217 44 18.08 208 104.32 0 0 21 2 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 19 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 11 7 168 95 2 1/5 2/25 47.50 3.39 84.0 0 0 0
List A 27 5 84 95 2 1/26 1/26 47.50 6.78 42.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Somerset v Cardiff MCCU at Taunton, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v United Arab Emirates at Dublin (Malahide), Jun 2-5, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Netherlands at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 Ireland v Australia Belfast 27 Aug 2015 ODI # 3679
15 Middx 2nd XI v Surr 2nd XI Wimbledon 10 Aug 2015 Other
8 Middlesex v Notts Lord's 6 Aug 2015 LA
41 Middlesex v Essex Colchester 5 Aug 2015 LA
- Middlesex v Sussex Hove 3 Aug 2015 LA
6, 0 Middx 2nd XI v Sussx 2nd XI Richmond 28 Jul 2015 Other
31 Ireland v Netherlands Dublin (Malahide) 25 Jul 2015 T20I # 447
32* Ireland v Jersey Dublin (Malahide) 19 Jul 2015 T20
9 Ireland v Hong Kong Dublin (Malahide) 17 Jul 2015 T20I # 441
6 Ireland v P.N.G. Belfast 15 Jul 2015 T20I # 437
Profile

Andrew Balbirnie is the latest Irish player to be signed by Middlesex. He is an orthodox, technically correct batsman who is well regarded by Angus Fraser. After completing a degree at Cardiff University, he signed a new two-year contract with Middlesex in 2014, hoping to win more regular opportunities in the first team. Balbirnie captained Ireland in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, having been a member of the squad in the 2008 tournament. He had his first taste of international cricket in 2010, but it was not until 2014 that he started to flourish when he pressed his claims by top-scoring on their World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand in the autumn of 2014 and he confirmed the impression by hitting 129, off just 96 balls, against a strong New Zealand A side in Dubai. Balbirnie also bowls serviceable offspin and is a back-up wicketkeeper, and is regarded as a fine fielder.
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Jul 25, 2015

Andy Balbirnie leans forward to guide the ball, Ireland v Netherlands, World T20 Qualifier, 2nd semi-final, Malahide, July 25, 2015

Andy Balbirnie leans forward to guide the ball

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Jul 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie executes a cut, Ireland v USA, World T20 Qualifier, Group A, Belfast, July 12, 2015

Andy Balbirnie executes a cut

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Jul 10, 2015

William Porterfield is congratulated by Andy Balbirnie after reaching his fifty, Ireland v Namibia, World Twenty20 Qualifier, Belfast, July 10, 2015

William Porterfield is congratulated by Andy Balbirnie after reaching his fifty

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Namibia v Ireland at Windhoek
Oct 24-27, 2015
2nd Match, Group B: Ire. Women v Neth Women at Bangkok
Nov 28, 2015 (10:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
5th Match, Group B: China Wmn v Ire. Women at Bangkok
Nov 29, 2015 (10:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
11th Match, Group B: Ire. Women v Zim Women at Bangkok
Dec 1, 2015 (13:45 local | 06:45 GMT | 01:45 EST | 00:45 CST | 22:45 PST -1d)
1st ODI: Ireland v Sri Lanka in Ireland (venue TBA)
Jun 16, 2016 (09:45 GMT | 22:49 EDT -1d | 21:49 CDT -1d | 19:49 PDT -1d)
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