This average must soon rise to match his ODI figure of 39.76, which is indicative of his incredible prowess against the white ball. He does not shy away from big stages and big attacks, this being his third century against a Full Member attack after his two ODI centuries against Pakistan. More than just a batsman, Stirling also boasts valuable added roles in the team as a tight off-break bowler and an exciting fielder.
Paul Stirling's Middlesex career is blooming, much like his career in general.
He is part of a strong crop of Irish youth that includes Graeme McCarter, James Shannon, Stuart Thompson and Andrew Balbirnie among many others. This generation will be crucial for the push for Test cricket as Ed Joyce (among others) will not last forever. The Irish, and Stirling, will want to make sure that the legacy of the household Irish cricketing names is a strong cricketing future. At only 22 years old, he will be a key part of it.