People also call the Irish cricket team “the Men in Green” and “the Green and Whites.” People call the team by both of these names. Andrew Balbirnie is the team captain for the Irish cricket team right now. The Irish national cricket team had been an associate member of the ICC since 1993. In 2017, they were given full membership. There is a good chance that Ireland’s recent success on the international stage has a lot to do with how quickly the sport has become popular in the country. In order of their batting averages, here are the top 10 batters of the Irish cricket team as per the cricket news.
- Alex Richard Cusack –
Alex Richard Cusack is on the Irish cricket team. He hits the ball with his right hand. In One Day Internationals, he had a batting average of 22.57, and he scored 745 runs in those games. In 2011, when Ireland beat England in the World Cup, Cusack scored 47 runs on his own and teamed up with Kevin O’Brien for a partnership that added up to 162 runs. As soon as they started working together, the whole game changed. He is now No. 10 in the One-Day International (ODI) rankings of the ICC, where he plays for the Irish cricket team.
- Andrew Roland White –
Andrew Roland White plays cricket for Ireland and can play all three positions. He hit with his right hand and scored an average of 18.04 runs per game, giving him a total of 776 runs. Eight of the nine times that his team went to the World Cup, he was on the team. As a member of the Irish cricket team, he is currently ranked ninth in the ODI rankings kept by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
- John Francis Mooney –
John Francis Mooney is a gifted cricket player who is capable of performing a wide variety of skills at a high level. His presence on the Irish national cricket squad is certainly a blessing. He used his left hand to bat and amassed 963 runs, which resulted in an average of 23.48 for his career. This encompassed three separate fifty-year periods. Following the passing of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2013, he put out a tweet that was seen by some as being insensitive. Because of this, he was kicked out of three of the games. As a direct result of his actions, the performance of Ireland in One-Day Internationals has improved to the eighth-best spot on the list.
- Gary Craig Wilson –
Gary Craig Wilson, who is from Ireland and bats with his right hand, is now on the Australian cricket team. Some of the names people call him are Will and Gaz. He played in One-Day Internationals and scored 2,072 runs, which is an average of 23.81 runs per game. This includes all of one hundred years and twelve half-centuries. He is now ranked eighth in the world in One-Day Internationals by the International Cricket Council (ICC). He plays for the Irish cricket team.
- Edmund Timothy Joyce –
Ed Joyce bats with his left hand to start the game and sometimes bowls with his right arm at a medium speed. He had a batting average of 38 in one-day internationals (ODIs) and scored a total of 2,622 runs, including 6 centuries and 15 half-centuries. On May 24, 2018, he said that he would no longer play cricket professionally. As a member of the Irish cricket team, he is currently ranked sixth in the ODI rankings kept by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
- Andrew Balbirnie –
Andrew Balbirnie is in charge of the team. He is also the captain of the Irish national cricket team. He has a lot of experience as a right-handed batsman and as a wicketkeeper. In One Day Internationals, he had a batting average of 32.54 and scored 2,376 runs, with 7 centuries and 12 half-centuries. In his innings, he scored 7 hundred and 12 half-centuries. He got 145 runs in an international one-day game. As of right now, he is in fifth place on the One-Day International rankings for the Irish cricket team, which are kept by the ICC.
- Niall John O’Brien –
Niall O’Brien bats with his right hand for the Irish national cricket team. He had a batting average of 28.05 in one-day internationals and scored a total of 2581 runs, including 118 fifties. The International Cricket Council (ICC) now ranks him fourth in the world in one-day internationals. He does this as a member of the Irish cricket team.
- Kevin Joseph O’Brien –
Kevin O’Brien is a valuable member of the team. He is an all rounder of the Irish national cricket team. He can hold his own at the wicket and even keeps wickets from time to time. In One-Day Internationals, he scored 3,619 runs, or 29.42 runs per game, and had 18 half-centuries. He is now third on the list of people who have played the most One-Day Internationals for the Irish cricket team.
- William Porterfield –
Willie Porterfield bats first for the Irish team. He was also the captain of the team. He scored 4,700 runs during his career, which made him Ireland’s all-time leader in runs. Also, he got eight out of a possible hundred points. In addition to being a great hitter, he is also a great defender. He has caught 76 balls, which shows how good he is as a fielder for Ireland. Now, he is the second-best batsman for the Irish cricket team in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
- Paul Stirling –
The Irish national cricket team is fortunate to have Paul Robert Stirling as a right-handed opener and all-rounder. He is a great player. As a batsman, he scored a total of 2,401 runs in T20Is with an average of 30.8 and a total of 4,938 runs in ODIs with an average of 38.99 (12 hundred and 26 half-centuries). Even to this day, the Ireland squad that plays in One-Day International (ODI) cricket considers him to be the best all-rounder.
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