Player Profile

Paul Robert Stirling
Ireland
Born September 03, 1990 ( 30 Yrs )
Birth Place Ireland
Height
Known As
Player Role Batting Allrounder
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm offbreak

Career Information - Teams

Ireland, Middlesex, Sylhet Royals, Kandahar Knights, Paarl Rocks, Kerala Knights, Khulna Titans, Belfast Titans, Delhi Bulls, Northamptonshire


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A right-handed opening batsman, Paul Stirling, has been known for providing attacking starts to Ireland in the 50-over and Twenty20 version of the game. With Ireland having gained Test status, Stirling now has the opportunity to fine tune his game plan to effectively counter the needs of red-ball cricket. It shouldn't be too tough for him, considering his immense experience in the English domestic set-up, having been part of Middlesex for several years now.

A decade into international cricket, Stirling has grown from a chubby 18-year old debutante to becoming the linchpin of Ireland's batting order. As part of the Associate nations, Stirling racked up runs for fun against similar opposition, but he also showed that he had the game against the big boys. The 2011 World Cup was a disappointment though - as he managed only one score of significance - 101 coming against Netherlands in Kolkata. He shrugged off the disappointment though and registered his first hundred against a visiting Test nation, against Pakistan, in May 2011. Since then, he has grown in stature and has been regarded as one of the finest batsman ever produced by Ireland.

Numbers tell the story for Stirling, in 97 ODIs, he has 50+ scores in 23 innings - getting him a ratio that will stand proud amongst the best opening batsmen of this era. He however has a tendency of being a nervous starter - nine ducks in 97 games is perhaps one glaring stat which needs to be worked on. With his country getting recognized as a regular Test playing nation, the onus will be on the likes of Stirling to ensure that the next generation of Ireland cricketers have a stable platform.


Career

TEST debut vs Pakistan at The Village, May 11, 2018
Last TEST vs England at Lord's, Jul 24, 2019
ODI debut vs New Zealand at Mannofield Park, Jul 01, 2008
Last ODI vs England at The Rose Bowl, Aug 04, 2020
T20 debut vs Pakistan at Kennington Oval, Jun 15, 2009
Last T20 vs Afghanistan at Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Mar 10, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 119 117 2 4277 177 37.19 4903 87.23 9 0 24 462 95
T20 78 77 5 2124 95 29.5 1525 139.28 0 0 18 251 71
Test 3 6 0 104 36 17.33 177 58.76 0 0 0 16 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 119 74 2393 1903 43 55/6 55/6 4.77 44.26 55.65 1 0
T20 78 35 462 583 17 21/3 21/3 7.57 34.29 27.18 0 0
Test 3 1 12 11 0 11/0 11/0 5.5 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0