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Andrew Robert McBrine is an Irish cricketer who has been involved with cricket from a young age. He represented Ireland in the under-19 World Cup in 2012 but his unimpressive numbers meant he could not leave an impact on the tourney. His father Alexander McBrine, also known as Junior McBrine and uncle James McBrine played domestic cricket for Ireland. A left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler, McBrine was chosen in Ireland's maiden Test squad ahead of someone like George Dockrell. McBrine ever since his age-group days has constantly been in the eyes of the selectors and despite not putting up consistent performances, has still managed to stay in the fringes. McBrine, made his first-Class debut for Ireland against Scotland in May 2013. It was not a great start for him as he scored 21 runs, coming in at No.8. A few months later in January 2014, he made his List A debut against Guyana in the Nagico Super50 tournament. He could not do well and remained wicket-less. However, he got a chance to represent Ireland internationally in March 2014 in the first round of the World T20 in Bangladesh. He had a good debut against Zimbabwe and picked up 2/26. He remained wicket-less in the second game against Netherlands, conceding 24 runs in a single over. Ever since then, he has been a part of Ireland's white ball cricket and him being an all-rounder has always given him the edge. McBrine performed reasonably well in Ireland's World Cup acclimatization tour of Australia and New Zealand and earned a place in the 15-man squad for the World Cup. He only managed to play in three games and picked up three wickets to cap off a rather disappointing performance on the flat decks down under.