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Alex Cusack
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Alex Cusack

Ireland|Bowler
Alex Cusack

INTL CAREER: 2007 - 2015

Full Name

Alex Richard Cusack

Born

October 29, 1980, Brisbane, Australia

Age

40y 352d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI595219531510635/205/2023.964.6331.00110
T20I3733606714354/114/1120.397.0617.30300
FC1922833386124/315/3232.162.7869.40100
List A877729392237875/205/2025.714.5633.70110
T2057519061086594/114/1118.407.1915.30300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI5947147457122.57115964.2702576180
T20I372162296515.26177129.370117670
FC1927385213035.50191744.44151133120
List A87671711037122.06174763.1303898260
T20573383596514.36320112.1801218170
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Alex Cusack took two wickets for 25 runs
Alex Cusack celebrates Tawanda Mupariwa's wicket
Alex Cusack adjusts his gear in the nets
Alex Cusack is congratulated on the wicket of Rohan Mustafa
George Dockrell and Alex Cusack walk off after sealing Ireland's two-wicket win
Alex Cusack back-tracks but fails to catch Hamilton Masakadza off Max Sorensen