Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 34 years 175 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 74 73 8 1954 80* 30.06 2759 70.82 0 15 172 16 49 7
T20Is 30 28 2 466 50 17.92 475 98.10 0 1 40 7 17 10
First-class 160 255 25 8175 182 35.54 14584 56.05 14 44 450 46
List A 197 175 20 4721 121 30.45 6065 77.84 3 30 153 34
Twenty20 141 122 17 2231 84 21.24 2015 110.71 0 5 198 36 78 35
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 160 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 197 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 141 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Oct 13, 2015 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 Leicestershire v Kent at Leicester, Apr 24-27, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Oct 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Netherlands at Dharamsala, Mar 13, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2c/0s, 25, 0c/0s Leics v Kent Leicester 24 Apr 2016 FC
3c/0s, 93, 5c/0s Leics v Glamorgan Cardiff 17 Apr 2016 FC
18, 2c/0s Leics v Lbroug MCCU Loughborough 11 Apr 2016 Other
0c/1s, 4* Ireland v Netherlands Dharamsala 13 Mar 2016 T20I # 533
0c/1s Ireland v Bangladesh Dharamsala 11 Mar 2016 T20I # 530
16, 1c/0s Ireland v Oman Dharamsala 9 Mar 2016 T20I # 525
1, 0c/0s Ireland v Zimbabwe Dharamsala 5 Mar 2016 Other T20
1c/0s Ireland v Hong Kong Dharamsala 3 Mar 2016 Other T20
0c/0s, 4 Ireland v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 16 Feb 2016 T20I # 500
38, 1c/0s Ireland v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 14 Feb 2016 T20I # 498
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 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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Mar 11, 2016

Soumya Sarkar is stumped by Niall O'Brien, Bangladesh v Ireland, World T20 qualifier, Group A, Dharamsala, March 11, 2016

Soumya Sarkar is stumped by Niall O'Brien

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Division 2: Lancashire Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 1, 2016 (11:00 GMT | 05:19 EDT | 04:19 CDT | 02:19 PDT)
Division 2: Worcs Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 2, 2016
Division 2: Devon Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 15, 2016
Division 2: Essex Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 29, 2016
Division 2: Leics Women v Ire. Women in England (venue TBA)
May 30, 2016
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