Full Name

Craig Alexander Young

Born

April 04, 1990, Londonderry, Ireland

Age

32y 243d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

One of a number of players to emerge out of Ireland's robust Under-19 squads from the early 2010s, Craig Young became the ninth bowler to take a five-for on men's ODI debut when he demolished Scotland in Malahide in September 2014. It was a well-timed performance for Young, considering he had just lost his county contract with Sussex and parlayed that into a Cricket Ireland central contract.

Before long, Young was drawing comparisons with Boyd Rankin, not just because of his threatening pace and bounce but also his Londonderry roots. Unfortunately his career has mirrored Rankin in another way - that of catching the injury bug. Since making his debut, Young has been in the starting XI for less than half of Ireland's ODIs while dealing with a rash of fitness issues. But when he's been able to take the field, there have been few more impressive statistical performers for Ireland. He has one of the highest strike rates and lowest bowling averages among Ireland's top ODI wicket-takers.

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI363317181571595/465/4626.625.4829.1110
T20I535110351366554/134/1324.837.9118.8200
FC172825791510665/378/12222.873.5139.0420
List A6864316428201045/365/3627.115.3430.4420
T208684173522891085/155/1521.197.9116.0320
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI3622108212*6.8311074.54007280
T20I5319865225.908378.310052100
FC1717695238.6322342.600012150
List A684414255308.5031381.4600217150
T20863113123226.8314584.8200112230
Craig Alexander Young
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Photos
Craig Young dismissed Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips
Tom Latham runs out Craig Young
Craig Young is presented with his 100th cap by team-mate George Dockrell
Andy Balbirnie presents Craig Young with a special cap for his 50th T20I
Craig Young dives to make his ground, wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker takes evasive action
Craig Young falls while running Luke Jongwe out