Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 29 years 150 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 67 64 4 1910 145* 31.83 2530 75.49 5 9 179 27 20 0
T20Is 43 39 2 945 83 25.54 728 129.80 0 4 111 13 16 0
First-class 30 42 3 1296 205* 33.23 2345 55.26 2 8 160 4 28 0
List A 96 90 6 3154 160* 37.54 3932 80.21 9 14 316 46 28 0
T20s 70 65 5 1586 83 26.43 1208 131.29 0 8 181 31 27 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 67 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 43 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 30 16 609 245 13 4/23 5/23 18.84 2.41 46.8 1 0 0
List A 96 6 96 112 2 1/26 1/26 56.00 7.00 48.0 0 0 0
T20s 70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 West Indies v Ireland at St George's, Jan 12, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Bready, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 10, 2020 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 West Indies v Ireland at St George's, Jan 12, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 10 Mar 2020 T20I # 1083
46 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 8 Mar 2020 T20I # 1079
29 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 6 Mar 2020 T20I # 1077
28 Ireland v West Indies Basseterre 19 Jan 2020 T20I # 1030
36 Ireland v West Indies Basseterre 18 Jan 2020 T20I # 1029
7 Ireland v West Indies St George's 15 Jan 2020 T20I # 1028
71 Ireland v West Indies St George's 12 Jan 2020 ODI # 4230
10 Ireland v West Indies Bridgetown 9 Jan 2020 ODI # 4229
16 Ireland v West Indies Bridgetown 7 Jan 2020 ODI # 4226
40 Ireland v WICB XI Cave Hill 4 Jan 2020 LA
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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