Andy McKay

Country: New Zealand
Born: April 17, 1980, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Andy McKay Bio

Andrew John McKay, born on August 29, 1980, is a former New Zealand cricketer who made his mark as a left-arm seamer. With a brief yet eventful career spanning from 2005 to 2013, McKay showcased his skill and determination in both domestic and international cricket.

McKay began his cricketing journey in Auckland, where he represented the local team for five seasons. However, it was during the 2007-08 season when he truly emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Despite facing injury setbacks and missing an entire season due to a side strain, McKay managed to bag 24 first-class wickets in that season alone. His exceptional performance continued into the next season, solidifying his reputation as a talented seamer.

In pursuit of further cricketing opportunities, McKay made a pivotal decision to shift to the Wellington team in the 2009-10 season. This move proved to be instrumental in his career progress. In his very first season with Wellington, he impressed selectors by becoming the joint leading wicket-taker in the one-day competition. This remarkable feat led to his inclusion in the New Zealand national team for the home One Day Internationals against Bangladesh.

One of McKay’s greatest attributes was his remarkable pace, which caught the attention of his captain, Daniel Vettori. Known for his ability to generate bounce and swing, McKay’s bowling was known to trouble even the most formidable of batsmen. His raw talent and unwavering determination made him a valuable asset to any team he played for.

Outside of cricket, McKay pursued a degree in physiotherapy, showcasing an intellectual curiosity beyond the realms of his sporting career. This additional qualification allowed him to contribute to the well-being of athletes both on and off the field.

Although McKay’s international career was relatively short-lived, spanning from 2010 to 2011, he managed to leave a lasting impact. In the limited opportunities he received, he exhibited his immense talent and had the potential to achieve much more. However, the fickle nature of professional sport and a persisting string of injuries meant that his international career was cut short.

Despite this setback, McKay continued to shine in domestic cricket and became an influential figure at Wellington. He played a vital role in mentoring young talents and passing on his wealth of knowledge and experience to the future generation of New Zealand cricketers.

Andrew John McKay left an indelible mark on the cricketing fraternity, not only as a talented seamer but also as a resilient individual who overcame numerous obstacles in his pursuit of success. McKay’s contributions to New Zealand cricket will always be remembered, as he exemplified the true spirit of the game through his skill, passion, and unwavering determination.

Andy McKay Career Stats

Andy McKay Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 25 20* 25 55 45.45 0 0 3 0 0 0
T20Is 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 19 10 7 12 4* 4 47 25.53 0 0 0 0 3 0
FC 57 64 27 529 36* 14.29 - - 0 0 - - 5 0
List A 52 25 15 87 24* 8.7 175 49.71 0 0 - - 11 0
T20s 24 11 7 23 6* 5.75 38 60.52 0 0 1 0 3 0

Andy McKay Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 1 186 120 1 1/120 1/120 120 3.87 186 0 0 0
T20Is 2 2 34 31 2 2/20 2/20 15.5 5.47 17 0 0 0
ODIs 19 19 926 800 27 4/53 4/53 29.62 5.18 34.2 2 0 0
FC 57 - 10474 5930 186 5/54 - 31.88 3.39 56.3 13 2 0
List A 52 - 2466 2214 84 5/50 5/50 26.35 5.38 29.3 7 1 0
T20s 24 23 459 628 28 4/38 4/38 22.42 8.2 16.3 1 0 0

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