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Ryan McLaren

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
South Africa, Free State, Kent, South Africa A, Kolkata, Punjab, Mumbai, Middlesex, Diamond Eagles, South Africa Under-19, Ruhuna Royals, Knights
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
20
Batting:
0
Bowling:
97
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
February 09, 1983, Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa

Profile

Due to the evergreen presence of Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis as fast bowling all-rounders in the South African side, Ryan McLaren's chances of playing international cricket were blocked for a long time. His debut against Zimbabwe in 2009 came at the relatively older age of 26, and it turned out to be an unimpressive one.

Being an experienced domestic player, selectors persisted with McLaren to come good, handing him T20 and Test outings. McLaren's most impressive displays came in the emerging T20 format while on tour to West Indies when he took a five-fer, helping South Africa clinch the series 2-0. As a Kolpak player, he signed for Kent and helped them bag the 2007 Twenty20 final with a fantastic hat-trick. Then in 2009, an IPL contract with Mumbai came knocking on his door, a jackpot which many cricketers envy, though he failed to make any notable contribution in the lucrative tournament. He then went on to represent Punjab, followed by Kolkata in 2013 for the sixth edition.

Just when McLaren's career seemed to dwindle and find a habitat in the T20 format, as a freelance cricketer, ever-ready to represent any team that needed a foreign import, McLaren's career took a u-turn and in the right direction. Jacques Kallis' decision to isolate himself from the shorter formats in 2012, running into 2013, helped Ryan McLaren return to the Protea side in January 2013 and he made the most of it ending up as the highest wicket-taker for South Africa in 2013. McLaren's next aim will be to wipe-off the tag of a one-Test wonder, having played his only Test against England in 2010.


Fast Facts

  • Ryan McLaren became the first-ever South African bowler to have taken a five wicket haul in T20s.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 2 3 47 1 23.5 43.51 0 0 33*
ODI 40 32 410 12 20.5 74.41 0 1 71*
T20 10 3 8 3 - 88.88 0 0 6*
IPL 18 13 159 5 19.87 92.98 0 1 51*
CLT20 5 5 71 4 71 105.97 0 0 40
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 2 4 264 162 3 2/72 / 54 3.68 0 0 0 5
ODI 40 38 1779 1518 54 4/19 / 28.11 5.11 4 0 0 91
T20 10 10 239 289 16 5/19 / 18.06 7.25 0 1 0 11
IPL 18 18 354 542 12 2/28 / 45.16 9.18 0 0 0 18
CLT20 5 5 96 120 1 1/29 / 120 7.5 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 10 0 3
T20 3 0 1
IPL 5 0 1
CLT20 4 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2014
 
ODI:
2009-2013
 
T20:
2009-2013
 
IPL:
2010-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs England at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Jan 14, 2010
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Feb 12, 2014
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Zimbabwe at Willowmoore Park, Benoni - Nov 08, 2009
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Dec 11, 2013
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs England at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Nov 13, 2009
Last played:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Nov 15, 2013
IPL
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Rajasthan at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai - Mar 13, 2010
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - May 07, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Diamond Eagles Vs New South Wales at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Highveld Lions at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 10, 2010
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