Paul Stirling

Ireland
Age
September 3, 1990 (31 years)
Role
All Rounder
Birth Place
Belfast, Ireland
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Ireland
Bowling Style
Off break

Paul Stirling is one of the greatest batsmen of all time of the Ireland team. He is a right-handed opening batsman and a useful part-time off-spin bowler. He is one of the regular players in all formats of the game and has been recently appointed vice-captain of the team.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
20
20
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Ireland, Northamptonshire, Middlesex, Ireland Under-19, ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI, Sylhet Thunder, Khulna Tigers, Northern Knights, Kerala Knights, Kandahar Knights, Paarl Rocks, Chitwan Tigers, Belfast Titans, Delhi Bulls

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
47
45
2
1961
142
45.6
2401
81.67
5
18
202
43
T20I
26
26
1
858
95
34.32
579
148.19
0
9
95
35
Test
3
6
0
104
36
17.33
177
58.76
0
0
16
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
47
16
355
303
6
2/40
5.12
50.5
59.17
0
0
0
T20I
26
13
126
187
4
1/10
8.9
46.75
31.5
0
0
0
Test
3
1
12
11
0
-
5.5
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Paul Stirling was born on 3 September 1990 in the capital of Northern Ireland Belfast. He made his debut for the Ireland team in the year 2006 in the ODI against Scotland. In 2020, he was one of the nineteen players awarded with a full-time central contract.  He has played for the Ireland team for nearly 12 years. He has also represented such teams as Surrey, Paarl Rocks, and Sylhet Royals in foreign countries.

One-Day Internationals

Paul Stirling made his ODI debut in 2008 against New Zealand after his impressive performances in the age group competitions. He is on top of the batting charts for Ireland with 4121 runs, 8 centuries and 24 fifties to his name. He represented Ireland in the 2011 and 2015 World Cup matches. He has proved an efficient bowler and has taken 43 wickets in the ODI format. His score of 177 against Canada remains the highest ODI score ever achieved by an Irish player in ODIs.

ODI Stats

Matches: 117

Runs: 4121

Average: 36.79

Strike rate: 86.75

100s: 8

50s: 24

Highest score: 177

Wickets: 43

Economy: 4.77 RPO

Best figures: 6/55

T20I internationals

Paul Stirling debuted in T20I format in 2008 against the Pakistan team. He is regarded as one of the attacking opening batsmen in T20Is and has been picked to play in different T20 leagues around the world. He has 2124 runs in T20Is with 18 half-centuries and 13 wickets. Throughout his career, he has captained Ireland in 6 T20I matches. He finished as the highest run-getter in the ICC 2018 T20 World Cup Qualifiers.

T20I Stats

Matches: 78

Runs: 2124

Average: 29.5

Strike rate: 139.28

50s: 18

Highest score: 95

Wickets: 17

Economy: 7.57 RPO

Best figures: 3/21

Test Matches

Paul Stirling has played in all three Test matches Ireland has played so far. He is yet to make a fifty in the Test arena with a tally of 104 runs in the three matches. There is no doubt, he will continue to be a vital member of the Ireland cricket team in all formats of the game.

Test Stats

Matches: 3

Runs: 104

Average: 17.33

Strike rate: 58.76

Highest score: 36

Wickets: 0

Notable achievements

Leading run-scorer for the Ireland team in ODIs.

Top scorer for Ireland in ODIs with 177 scored against Canada.

Leading run-scorer for the Ireland team in T20Is.

Most 50+ scores for Ireland in ODIs (32) and T20Is (24).

Best figures by an Ireland player in ODIs: 6/55 vs. Afghanistan.