Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 36 years 37 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 Insights on odi 90 88 9 2292 109 29.01 3304 69.37 1 15 193 23 67 11
T20Is Insights on t20i 30 28 2 466 50 17.92 475 98.10 0 1 40 7 17 10
First-class 171 275 28 8658 182 35.05 15660 55.28 14 46 482 48
List A 220 196 23 5233 121 30.24 6792 77.04 4 31 179 40
T20s Insights on t20 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 Insights on odi 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is Insights on t20i 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 171 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 220 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 147 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v Ireland at Sharjah, Dec 10, 2017 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 North-West Warriors v Leinster Lightning at Bready, Aug 30-31, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Afghanistan v Ireland at Sharjah, Dec 10, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s, 5 Ireland v Afghanistan Sharjah 10 Dec 2017 ODI # 3940 Insights on
13, 0c/1s Ireland v Afghanistan Sharjah 7 Dec 2017 ODI # 3937 Insights on
2c/0s, 4 Ireland v Afghanistan Sharjah 5 Dec 2017 ODI # 3935 Insights on
3, 3c/0s, 4 NW Warriors v Leinster Bready 30 Aug 2017 FC
14, 2c/0s, 87, 1c/0s NW Warriors v Leinster Wicklow 20 Jun 2017 FC
1c/1s, 5 Ireland v New Zealand Dublin (Malahide) 21 May 2017 ODI # 3870 Insights on
30, 1c/0s Ireland v Bangladesh Dublin (Malahide) 19 May 2017 ODI # 3869 Insights on
1c/0s, 109 Ireland v New Zealand Dublin (Malahide) 14 May 2017 ODI # 3867 Insights on
2c/0s Ireland v Bangladesh Dublin (Malahide) 12 May 2017 ODI # 3866 Insights on
1c/0s, 15 Ireland v England Lord's 7 May 2017 ODI # 3865 Insights on
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. He went on to be one of Ireland's most capped players.

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May 19, 2017

Niall O'Brien struck up a solid partnership with Ed Joyce, Ireland v Bangladesh, Tri-nation series, Malahide, May 19, 2017

Niall O'Brien struck up a solid partnership with Ed Joyce

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May 14, 2017

Niall O'Brien's maiden ODI century was ended by a stumping, Ireland v New Zealand, Tri-nations series, 2nd match, Malahide, May 14, 2017

Niall O'Brien's maiden ODI century was ended by a stumping

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May 14, 2017

Niall O'Brien helped steady Ireland's chase, Ireland v New Zealand, Tri-nations series, 2nd match, Malahide, May 14, 2017

Niall O'Brien helped steady Ireland's chase

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