Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 34 years 322 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 75 74 8 1964 80* 29.75 2784 70.54 0 15 173 16 53 7
T20Is 30 28 2 466 50 17.92 475 98.10 0 1 40 7 17 10
First-class 168 269 28 8518 182 35.34 15338 55.53 14 45 474 47
List A 204 181 22 4895 121 30.78 6254 78.26 3 31 160 36
Twenty20 147 127 18 2329 84 21.36 2091 111.38 0 5 203 41 82 35
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 75 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 168 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 204 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 147 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin (Malahide), Aug 18, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Dharamsala, Mar 13, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Gloucestershire v Kent at Bristol, Apr 16-19, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Hong Kong at Belfast, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin (Malahide), Aug 18, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14, 1c/1s, 15, 3c/0s Ireland v Hong Kong Belfast 30 Aug 2016 FC
4c/0s, 10 Ireland v Pakistan Dublin (Malahide) 18 Aug 2016 ODI # 3767
5, 1c/0s, 36*, 0c/0s Leics v Northants Northampton 13 Aug 2016 FC
40, 2c/0s, 35, 0c/0s Leics v Derbyshire Leicester 4 Aug 2016 FC
0c/0s Leics v Derbyshire Derby 1 Aug 2016 LA
82, 1c/0s Leics v Notts Leicester 31 Jul 2016 LA
0c/0s Leics v Notts Nottingham 29 Jul 2016 T20
21*, 1c/1s Leics v Lancashire Leicester 26 Jul 2016 LA
1c/1s, 17 Leics v Yorkshire Leicester 24 Jul 2016 LA
2c/0s, 6, 1c/0s, 11* Leics v Gloucs Cheltenham 20 Jul 2016 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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Aug 18, 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed completes the stumping of Niall O'Brien, Ireland v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Malahide, August 18, 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed completes the stumping of Niall O'Brien

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Apr 18, 2016

Niall O'Brien's 93 enable Leicestershire close in on Glamorgan's score, Glamorgan v Leicestershire, Specsavers County Championship, Division Two, Cardiff, 2nd day, April 18, 2016

Niall O'Brien's 93 enable Leicestershire close in on Glamorgan's score

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Mar 13, 2016

Niall O'Brien whips off the bails to have Wesley Barresi stumped, Ireland v Netherlands, World T20 qualifiers, Group A, Dharamsala, March 13, 2016

Niall O'Brien whips off the bails to have Wesley Barresi stumped

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Only ODI: South Africa v Ireland at Benoni
Sep 25, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Only ODI: Australia v Ireland at Benoni
Sep 27, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida
Mar 8, 2017
Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida
Mar 10, 2017
Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida
Mar 12, 2017
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