Andrew Balbirnie

By | October 9, 2022
Full Name Andrew Balbirnie
BORN December 28, 1990, Dublin, Ireland
AGE 31y 267d
BATTING STYLE Right hand Bat
BOWLING STYLE Right arm Offbreak
PLAYING ROLE Batter
TEAMS Ireland
Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 3 6 0 146 82 24.33 247 59.10 0 2 23 0 3 0
ODI 88 85 5 2544 145* 31.80 3383 75.19 7 13 244 31 27 0
T20I 79 75 4 1657 83 23.33 1315 126.00 0 7 183 39 30 0
FC 33 48 3 1353 205* 30.06 2484 54.46 2 8 168 4 31 0
List A 126 120 9 4116 160* 37.08 5263 78.20 12 20 415 55 39 0
T20 128 122 9 2871 99* 25.40 2191 131.03 0 15 321 73 51 0
Bowling
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 3 1 6 8 0 8.00 0 0 0
ODI 88 3 60 68 2 1/26 1/26 34.00 6.80 30.0 0 0 0
T20I 79
FC 33 17 627 262 13 4/23 5/23 20.15 2.50 48.2 1 0 0
List A 126 6 96 112 2 1/26 1/26 56.00 7.00 48.0 0 0 0
T20 128

The current captain of the Irish team Andrew Balbirnie made his debut in 2010 and he has been a brilliant batter since then. He led the Under-19 Irish team in 2009 and under his command, they qualified for the World Cup as well.

He earned the captaincy of the Irish cricket team in 2019. He is a proper strike rotator who plays neat cricketing shots. Balbirnie played his first big knock against Netherlands in the 2017 ICC Intercontinental Cup. He holds 2 centuries in first class cricket and 7 in the ODIs.

Balbirnie was the top scorer of the inter-provincial tournament in 2018. Just in 6 matches he was able to score 262 runs.

He played the 2015 ODI World Cup and the 2016 T20I World Cup as well. Balbirnie is one of the experienced players in the Irish team right now. His form sped up after he became the captain. In 2021, he scored a hundred against South Africa and led his team to their first ever ODI victory against South Africa

 

 

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