Full Name

Andrew Balbirnie

Born

December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Age

32y 41d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Occasional Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Batter

Education

St Andrew's College, Dublin

Already one of Ireland's star batters at No. 3, Andrew Balbirnie flourished with the bat even more after he was made captain across formats late in 2019. Although not a power-hitter, Balbirnie is fluent, keeps the score ticking, and is excellent against spin bowling - his hard sweep is a signature shot.

One of his most memorable innings came shortly after he took over the leadership - a run-a-ball 113 in a seven-wicket ODI win over England in August 2020. A year later he led Ireland to another famous win, scoring 112 as an opener in Ireland's first win over South Africa in ODIs.

In the two years leading up to his appointment, Balbirnie averaged over 42 in ODIs (with five hundreds) and struck at over 142 in T20Is, having made big contributions against Afghanistan, West Indies and Zimbabwe.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test3601468224.3324759.100223030
ODI898662665145*33.31352075.7181325734270
T20I8985418578322.921487124.880819849320
FC334831353205*30.06248454.46281684310
List A127121104237160*38.17540078.46132042858390
T201411359312899*24.822414129.5701634484540
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test31680---8.00-000
ODI893606821/261/2634.006.8030.0000
T20I89------------
FC3317627262134/235/2320.152.5048.2100
List A12769611221/261/2656.007.0048.0000
T20141------------
Andrew Balbirnie
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Andy Balbirnie had to retire hurt on 121
Andy Balbirnie hit 121 off 137 before retiring hurt
Harry Tector and Andy Balbirnie put on 212 in partnership
Ravi Shastri has a post-match word with Andy Balbirnie
Andy Balbirnie's wicket has him distraught and Devon Conway delighted
Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling put up a 68-run opening stand