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Andrew Balbirnie


Bio

Full name:  Andrew Balbirnie

Born: 28 December 1990 (age 30) Dublin, Ireland Batting

Right-handed: Bowling Right-arm off-break Role Batsman

Age: 30

Matches: 151

Runs: 4509

Rep. Honours

Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin (Malahide), May 11-15, 2018, England v Ireland at Lord's, Jul 24-26, 2019, Ireland v Scotland at The Hague, Jul 5, 2010 

 

Profile

Andrew Balbirnie (born 28 December 1990) is an Irish cricketer, the current captain of the Ireland cricket team in all formats. Balbirnie is a right-handed batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper. He was born in Dublin and was educated at St. Andrew's College. He was one of the 11 cricketers to play in Ireland's first-ever Test match, against Pakistan, in May 2018. In the match, he became the first Test cap for Ireland in Test cricket. In December 2018, he was one of 19 players to be awarded a central contract by Cricket Ireland for the 2019 season. In November 2019, Balbirnie was named as the captain of Ireland's Test and 50-over team, after William Porterfield stepped down. Later the same month, he was also named as the captain of Ireland's Twenty20 International (T20I) team, replacing Gary Wilson. In January 2020, he was one of 19 players to be awarded a central contract from Cricket Ireland, the first year in which all contracts were awarded on a full-time basis.