Andy Balbirnie      

Full name Andrew Balbirnie

Born December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 30 years 29 days

Major teams Ireland, Cardiff MCCU, Glamorgan, Ireland A, Ireland Under-13s, Ireland Under-15s, Ireland Under-17s, Ireland Under-19s, Leinster Lightning, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Occasional 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 75 72 4 2122 145* 31.20 2787 76.13 6 10 202 27 24 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 104 98 6 3366 160* 36.58 4189 80.35 10 15 339 46 32 0
T20s 80 74 7 1841 99* 27.47 1384 133.02 0 10 206 38 31 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 75 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 104 6 96 112 2 1/26 1/26 56.00 7.00 48.0 0 0 0
T20s 80 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Afghanistan v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Jan 26, 2021 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 Afghanistan v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Jan 26, 2021 scorecard
T20s debut Middlesex v Essex at Lord's, May 17, 2014 scorecard
Last T20s Worcestershire v Glamorgan at Worcester, Sep 20, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Ireland v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 26 Jan 2021 ODI # 4275
5 Ireland v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 24 Jan 2021 ODI # 4273
15 Ireland v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 21 Jan 2021 ODI # 4271
3 Ireland v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 18 Jan 2021 ODI # 4269
19 Ireland v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 16 Jan 2021 Other OD
53 Ireland v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 8 Jan 2021 ODI # 4268
23 Glamorgan v Worcs Worcester 20 Sep 2020 T20
99* Glamorgan v Gloucs Cardiff 18 Sep 2020 T20
6 Glamorgan v Somerset Cardiff 16 Sep 2020 T20
5* Glamorgan v Northants Cardiff 13 Sep 2020 T20
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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Jan 26, 2021

Andy Balbirnie takes a sharp catch to dismiss Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afghanistan vs Ireland, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi, January 26, 2021

Andy Balbirnie takes a sharp catch to dismiss Hashmatullah Shahidi

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Jan 18, 2021

Andy Balbirnie ponders his options, UAE vs Ireland, Abu Dhabi, January 18, 2021

Andy Balbirnie ponders his options

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Sep 29, 2020

Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie and Gareth Delany were three of the nine overseas players in this season's T20 Blast

Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie and Gareth Delany were three of the nine overseas players in this season's T20 Blast

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