Meet the players
- Born On: 28 December 1990
- Club: Leinster Lightning
- Cap Number: 677
- Debut Match: Ireland v Scotland, Voorburg 2010
- Batting Style: Right-handed
- Bowling Style: Right arm off spin
- Career Best: 205* v Netherlands, 2017
Andy Balbirnie is one of only three players to score a double century for Ireland (with Ed Joyce and Eoin Morgan). He came of age against the Netherlands in the 2017 Intercontinental-Cup match when he scored 205 not out and 50 and has been ever-present since.
He captained the Under-17 national side in the 2007 European competition and led the Irish side in the Under-19 European Championships in Jersey in 2009 (Ireland won the competition to go through to the World Cup Qualifiers in Canada).
He spent five years at Middlesex and is now established as Ireland’s No 3.
He plays his club cricket for Pembroke Cricket Club.
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Andrew Balbirnie's statistics coming soon
March 25th 2017
February 13th 2015
As the team travelled to New Zealand for their World Cup opener against the West Indies in Nelson, www.cricketireland.ie caught up with Andrew Balbirnie to talk about his preparation for the biggest tournament in cricket.
October 9th 2014
Andrew Balbirnie top scored with 86 as Ireland beat ACT Comets by one wicket in a thrilling encounter at Manuka Oval, as they successfully chased an imposing home side total of 305/5.
September 9th 2014
The ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy continued the Ireland leg of it's round the world trip today, taking in the sights of Dublin.