Ep 13: Andy Balbirnie – Irish Cricket Captain On That Win Over England, Test Cricket, His Own Career & 2023 World Cup Hopes

Today, we are joined by the Irish Men’s Cricket captain Andy Balbirnie. We talk about that famous win over England, Test Cricket, bringing through young players, highs and lows of his own career and 2023 World Cup qualification hopes. 

There’s also how Ireland can kick on from here, Kevin O’Brien tribute and how a night out in Namibia gave Andy the refocus he needed.

00:12 Introduction

00:53 Andy Balbirnie Interview

  • 01:31 Ireland v England
  • 06:00 Playing for Middlesex
  • 08:27 Ireland Debut
  • 14:15 Playing cricket in Sydney
  • 15:43 Afghanistan
  • 17:00 Nerves
  • 18:33 Graham Ford
  • 20:45 Test Cricket
  • 25:18 County Cricket
  • 28:10 Young Players
  • 30:30 2023 World Cup Hopes
  • 35:10 Kevin O’Brien
  • 39:16 Quickfire

41:54 Exciting time for Irish Cricket

43:07 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League explained: https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/1744528

46:24 Andy Balbirnie’s Career

48:00 Madison Front – ‘Sleep Off’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmkSpjXMQe4

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