Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 33 years 43 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 60 60 6 1514 72 28.03 2247 67.37 0 11 134 7 39 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 176 155 18 4138 121 30.20 5355 77.27 3 25 140 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 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 141 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 176 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 121 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Sri Lanka at Dublin, May 6, 2014 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 New Zealand A at Dubai (CA), Nov 29, 2014 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
1c/0s, 11 Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 1 Dec 2014 Other OD
68 Ireland v NZ A Dubai (CA) 29 Nov 2014 LA
12 Ireland XI v Otago Lincoln 23 Oct 2014 Other OD
1c/0s, 55 Ireland XI v Canterbury Lincoln 21 Oct 2014 Other OD
21 Ireland XI v Northern D Hamilton 16 Oct 2014 Other OD
36 Ireland XI v ACT Canberra 9 Oct 2014 Other OD
88 Ireland XI v ACT Canberra 7 Oct 2014 Other OD
2c/0s, 0, 0c/1s, 0 Leics v Derbyshire Derby 23 Sep 2014 FC
4, 2c/0s, 0 Leics v Essex Leicester 15 Sep 2014 FC
2c/0s, 119, 4c/0s Leics v Gloucs Bristol 9 Sep 2014 FC
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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Apr 28, 2014

Niall O'Brien acknowledges his hundred, Leicestershire v Glamorgan, County Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, April 28, 2014

Niall O'Brien acknowledges his hundred

© PA Photos

Nov 15, 2013

Kevin O'Brien struck 28 from 24 balls, Ireland v Namibia, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group A, Abu Dhabi, November 15, 2013

Kevin O'Brien struck 28 from 24 balls

© International Cricket Council

Sep 14, 2013

Niall O'Brien pulls on his way to a much-needed half-century, Lancashire v Leicestershire, County Championship, Division Two, Old Trafford, 4th day, September, 14, 2013

Niall O'Brien pulls on his way to a much-needed half-century

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Tour Results
M.C.C. v ROW XI at Lord's - Jul 5, 2014
M.C.C. won by 7 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
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