Anthony Ireland

Country: Zimbabwe
Born: August 30, 1984, Masvingo
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Bowler

Anthony Ireland Bio

Anthony John Ireland, widely known as Anthony Ireland, is a prominent cricket player hailing from the Midlands area of Zimbabwe. Standing tall and showcasing his skills as a fast-medium seamer, Ireland has left an indelible mark on the sport with his abilities on the pitch.

Ireland’s cricketing journey began with various opportunities at junior levels in his homeland. However, recognizing the need for personal growth and development, he made a bold decision to enhance his game by participating in club cricket in England. This choice proved instrumental in honing his skills and further showcasing his potential.

In 2004, a player rebellion within the Zimbabwe cricketing fraternity opened up newfound opportunities for Ireland. As a result, he grabbed the chance to perform in Logan Cup cricket and was subsequently included in the national team squad in the following year. However, his initial international experience proved to be quite challenging.

During his first tour to the West Indies, Ireland suffered a setback when he broke his left hand during practice. Although he eventually recovered, his struggles with line and length continued, leading to his tendency to bowl too short. This vulnerability proved fatal against batsmen skilled in the art of pulling, particularly the formidable West Indians.

Nevertheless, Ireland’s perseverance and determination paid off, and he managed to secure a more regular place in the national team towards the end of 2006. His impressive performances earned him a spot in Zimbabwe’s World Cup squad, although he only made a single appearance in the prestigious tournament.

Regrettably, much to the disappointment of the Zimbabwe cricket fraternity, Ireland decided to retire from international cricket upon the team’s return home. His decision was fueled by his discontent with the country’s cricketing administration. Shortly after, he signed a two-year deal with Gloucestershire under the Kolpak agreement, surprising many.

While enjoying moderate success with Gloucestershire, Ireland made a surprising comeback to his home country’s revamped domestic Twenty20 competition in February 2010. Fans and analysts are eagerly awaiting any hint of a potential return to the national side, but for now, Ireland’s county career has taken him on a captivating journey. He has represented Middlesex and Gloucestershire once again, and eventually found himself at Leicestershire. However, his time with Leicestershire came to an end at the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Anthony Ireland’s impact on Zimbabwean cricket cannot be overlooked. His talent, dedication, and undeniable passion for the game have made him an essential figure for cricket enthusiasts and aspiring players alike. With a career full of triumphs, setbacks, and unexpected turns, Ireland’s indomitable spirit continues to inspire both on and off the pitch, leaving an enduring legacy within the sport.

Anthony Ireland Career Stats

Anthony Ireland Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 1 1 2 2* - 3 66.66 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 26 13 5 30 8* 3.75 101 29.7 0 0 2 0 2 0
FC 49 74 20 396 52 7.33 1111 35.64 0 1 - - 10 0
List A 85 45 19 192 27 7.38 347 55.33 0 0 16 4 11 0
T20s 60 20 9 83 23 7.54 93 89.24 0 0 2 5 13 0

Anthony Ireland Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 1 18 33 1 1/33 1/33 33 11 18 0 0 0
ODIs 26 26 1326 1115 38 3/41 3/41 29.34 5.04 34.8 0 0 0
FC 49 - 7411 4507 139 7/36 - 32.42 3.64 53.3 3 4 1
List A 85 - 3553 3251 103 4/16 4/16 31.56 5.49 34.4 3 0 0
T20s 60 59 1128 1616 74 5/22 5/22 21.83 8.59 15.2 2 1 0

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