Ryan McLaren

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Ryan McLaren
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Personal information
Full name Ryan McLaren
Born (1983-02-09) 9 February 1983 (age 33)
Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 306) 14 January 2010 v England
Last Test 12 February 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 97) 8 November 2009 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI 23 November 2014 v Australia
ODI shirt no. 23
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–present Free State
2003–present Knights
2007–2009 Kent
2010 Mumbai Indians
2011 Kings XI Punjab
2011 Middlesex
2013 Kolkata Knight Riders
2015- Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 54 107 175
Runs scored 47 485 4,164 2,561
Batting average 23.50 18.65 32.27 31.61
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 5/20 0/11
Top score 33* 71* 140 88
Balls bowled 264 2,403 17,359 7,102
Wickets 3 77 336 222
Bowling average 54.00 27.29 26.13 27.23
5 wickets in innings 0 0 13 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 2/72 4/19 8/38 5/38
Catches/stumpings 0/– 13/– 51/– 51/–
Source: CricketArchive, 30 January 2015

Ryan McLaren (born 9 February 1983, Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa) is a South African cricketer, who plays for all formats in international level. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.[1]

Domestic career[edit]

He made his first-class debut for Free State (now called Eagles) in October 2003, taking two wickets and scoring 25 runs.

He had also appeared eight times for South Africa Under-19's, during the 2001–02 Under-19 World Cup.[2]

He agreed to join Kent on a Kolpak deal for the 2007 season. In the 2007 Twenty20 Cup Final against Gloucestershire, McLaren took a hat-trick to help Kent win the Twenty20 Cup for the first time.[3]

He had been called up for the South African One-day side for the Kenya and Bangladesh series, but had to withdraw, because Kent did not release him from his Kolpak contract. After renouncing his Kolpak status, he was called up by South Africa to play against Zimbabwe and England in the 2009–10 season.[4]

International career[edit]

McLaren made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Benoni on 8 November 2009. He has single fifty in the format and took 77 wickets in 54 matches up to October 2015. His T20I debut also came on 2009, against England at Johannesburg. He took a T20I five-wicket haul against West Indies on 2010 as well on his third T20I. The feat was the first by a South African in T20Is.

Due to his good performance in shorter formats, he was called to the Test series against England on 14 January 2010. But his Test performance is not too good, where he played only 2 tests up to October 2015 and picked up only 3 wickets. Due to this poor performances, he was dropped from the squad.


He signed a contract with Mumbai Indians to play in the Indian Premier League T20. Although he did not feature in the 2009 edition, he played a bigger role in making his team reaching the finals. He also won man of the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 17 April; he scored 40 while opening with Sachin Tendulkar and took 1 for 21 with the ball.

After not being bought during the auction in 2011, Ryan McLaren was chosen by Kings XI Punjab as a replacement player after Stuart Broad and Dimitri Mascarenhas pulled out due to injury.

He was bought in the 2013 Indian Premier League player auction by Kolkata Knight Riders for a sum of USD 50,000.[5][6] He didn't play in Ipl 6.


It was announced on 18 February 2010 that he had signed to play for Middlesex in the 2011 Friends Provident Twenty20 Cup competition.

International five-wicket hauls[edit]

T20I 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/19 3  West Indies Viv Richards Stadium North Sound Antigua 2010

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the series awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 South Africa vs Pakistan in UAE 2013/14 105 Runs with Avg. 35.00 (5 Matches) ; 9 wickets with avg. 19.88  South Africa Won the series 4-1.[7]

Twenty20 International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Season Match Performance Result
1 South Africa in West Indies 2010 6* (6 balls) ; 3.5-0-19-5  South Africa won by 13 runs.[8]


  1. ^ "Ryan McLaren". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ryan McLaren". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Scorecard: Twenty20 Cup Final: Gloucestershire v Kent at Birmingham, 4 August 2007". Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kuhn And McLaren Called Up By South Africa". Cricket World. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "IPL player list at 2013 auction". cricinfo.com. 3 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "IPL 6: What the nine teams look like". Wisden India. 3 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pakistan v South Africa ODI Series, 2013/14". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "South Africa in West Indies T20I Series, 2010 - 1st T20I – West Indies v South Africa Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2015. 

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