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Kevin O'Brien      

Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien

Born March 4, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 32 years 321 days

Major teams Ireland, Gloucestershire, Ireland Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire, Rangpur Riders, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, Surrey, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

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

Kevin Joseph O'Brien
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 103 94 11 2629 142 31.67 3083 85.27 2 13 237 62 45 0
T20Is 54 47 9 648 42* 17.05 539 120.22 0 0 47 26 16 0
First-class 35 49 8 1458 171* 35.56 2433 59.92 1 9 174 28 29 0
List A 170 155 23 4051 142 30.68 4806 84.29 3 19 352 101 70 0
Twenty20 171 153 28 2709 119 21.67 2077 130.42 1 7 209 120 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 103 88 3264 2867 90 4/13 4/13 31.85 5.27 36.2 3 0 0
T20Is 54 41 741 835 47 3/8 3/8 17.76 6.76 15.7 0 0 0
First-class 35 42 2075 1011 34 5/39 6/54 29.73 2.92 61.0 2 1 0
List A 170 141 5062 4544 134 4/13 4/13 33.91 5.38 37.7 5 0 0
Twenty20 171 116 1847 2276 105 4/22 4/22 21.67 7.39 17.5 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Belfast, Jun 13, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Ireland at Benoni, Sep 27, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Jan 18, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Feb 10-12, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Hong Kong at Belfast, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2016 scorecard
List A debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 22, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Ireland at Benoni, Sep 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Dubai (DSC), Jan 18, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
40, 1/37 Ireland v U.A.E. Dubai (DSC) 18 Jan 2017 T20I # 583
2/21, 22 Ireland v Namibia Abu Dhabi 17 Jan 2017 T20
12, 0/9 Ireland v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 14 Jan 2017 T20I # 578
23, 0/30 Ireland v Australia Benoni 27 Sep 2016 ODI # 3782
2/66, 41 Ireland v South Africa Benoni 25 Sep 2016 ODI # 3780
1/39, 32 Ireland v Hong Kong Bready 5 Sep 2016 T20I # 564
6, 0/1, 16*, 2/36 Ireland v Hong Kong Belfast 30 Aug 2016 FC
3/45, 17, 0/4 Leinster v NW Warriors Dublin (Malahide) 23 Aug 2016 Other
0/57, 4 Ireland v Pakistan Dublin (Malahide) 18 Aug 2016 ODI # 3767
1/46 Leics v Derbyshire Derby 1 Aug 2016 LA
Profile

Kevin O'Brien wrote his name into Irish cricketing lore with a magical innings against England on a balmy March evening in Bangalore. Entering the fray with his team 106-4 - and soon 111-5 - in pursuit of England's 327, he hit six huge sixes in a 50-ball century - the fastest in World Cup history - to set up a historic three-wicket win. It was the highest successful run chase in World Cup history and imbued new urgency into Ireland's claims for greater opportunities against Test-playing sides. Stocky and with his hair dyed pink, in aid of a cancer charity, O'Brien instantly became a poster boy in Ireland and beyond.

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Jan 18, 2017

Kevin O'Brien flies away after bowling Mohammad Shahzad, UAE v Ireland, Desert T20, Group A, Dubai, January 18, 2017

Kevin O'Brien flies away after bowling Mohammad Shahzad

© Peter Della Penna

Jan 18, 2017

Kevin O'Brien looks to the sky after driving Ahmed Raza for six over long-off, UAE v Ireland, Desert T20, Group A, Dubai, January 18, 2017

Kevin O'Brien looks to the sky after driving Ahmed Raza for six over long-off

© Peter Della Penna

Jun 16, 2016

Kevin O'Brien plays a lofted sweep, Ireland v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Malahide, June 16, 2016

Kevin O'Brien plays a lofted sweep

© Getty Images/Sportsfile

Notes

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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