Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 33 years 118 days

Major teams Ireland, Ireland Under-19s, Kent, Northamptonshire, Rangpur Riders

Nickname Paddy

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Marian College Dublin

Relation Father - BA O'Brien, Brother - KJ O'Brien, Sister - CM O'Brien

Niall John O'Brien
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 67 66 8 1759 80* 30.32 2540 69.25 0 13 154 10 42 7
T20Is 21 20 1 362 50 19.05 367 98.63 0 1 34 6 12 8
First-class 141 223 23 7203 182 36.01 12916 55.76 14 35 372 40
List A 183 161 20 4383 121 31.08 5648 77.60 3 27 143 33
Twenty20 121 104 12 1906 84 20.71 1711 111.39 0 5 175 33 63 31
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 67 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 141 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 183 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 121 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Canada v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Nov 16, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Gloucestershire v Kent at Bristol, Apr 16-19, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14 Ireland v South Africa Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
17 Ireland v U.A.E. Brisbane 25 Feb 2015 ODI # 3613
79* Ireland v West Indies Nelson 16 Feb 2015 ODI # 3603
0c/0s, 5 Ireland v Bangladesh Sydney 12 Feb 2015 Other OD
0c/0s, 0 Ireland v Scotland Sydney 10 Feb 2015 Other OD
31, 1c/0s Ireland XI v Randwick-Petersham Sydney 6 Feb 2015 Other OD
- Ireland v Scotland Dubai (CA) 19 Jan 2015 ODI # 3584
33 Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3581
80* Ireland v Scotland Dubai (DSC) 12 Jan 2015 ODI # 3575
22 Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Jan 2015 ODI # 3573
Profile

Niall O'Brien, a left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper renowned for his competitiveness and relentless chirping behind the stumps, played the innings that forced the cricketing world to take note of Ireland. His magnificent 72, which were over three-quarters of Ireland's runs while he was at the crease, underpinned the St Patrick's Day victory over Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup. He later contributed 63 against England in the tournament.

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Mar 3, 2015

Niall O' Brien rises on his toes to pull, Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Niall O' Brien rises on his toes to pull

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Feb 16, 2015

Darren Sammy congratulates Niall O'Brien, Ireland v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Nelson, February 16, 2015

Darren Sammy congratulates Niall O'Brien

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Feb 16, 2015

John Mooney and Niall O'Brien are jubilant after the victory, Ireland v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Nelson, February 16, 2015

John Mooney and Niall O'Brien are jubilant after the victory

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Tournament Results
Dhaka v Chittagong at Dhaka - Feb 19, 2013
Dhaka won by 43 runs
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 18, 2013
Chittagong won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Chittagong v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 17, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Chittagong v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 16, 2013
Chittagong won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 15, 2013
Dhaka won by 4 runs
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