Ryan McLaren was born on 9 February, 1983 in Kimberley, Cape Province, South Africa. He 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. McClaren signed a contract with English County side Lancashire for the 2017 season.
He made his first-class debut for Free State (now called Knights) 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.
Ryan 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.
Looking into awards, he won award during South Africa in West Indies and also South Africa vs Pakistan in UAE.