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Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 33 years 196 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 71 70 8 1858 80* 29.96 2637 70.45 0 14 165 13 43 7
T20Is 21 20 1 362 50 19.05 367 98.63 0 1 34 6 12 8
First-class 146 232 24 7484 182 35.98 13410 55.80 14 38 395 40
List A 187 165 20 4482 121 30.91 5745 78.01 3 28 144 33
Twenty20 123 106 14 1953 84 21.22 1738 112.37 0 5 180 34 67 31
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 146 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 187 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 123 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v England at Dublin, May 8, 2015 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 Leicestershire v Lancashire at Leicester, May 17-20, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Ireland v England at Dublin, May 8, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, May 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3c/0s, 47* Leics v Derbyshire Leicester 22 May 2015 T20
5c/0s, 22, 1c/0s, 3 Leics v Lancashire Leicester 17 May 2015 FC
0*, 1c/0s Leics v Lancashire Manchester 15 May 2015 T20
16, 3c/0s, 78, 0c/0s Leics v Surrey The Oval 10 May 2015 FC
10 Ireland v England Dublin 8 May 2015 ODI # 3650
0c/0s, 9, 2c/0s, 58 Leics v Northants Leicester 26 Apr 2015 FC
4c/0s, 70*, 5c/0s Leics v Glamorgan Leicester 12 Apr 2015 FC
7, 2c/0s, 18, 1c/0s Leics v Cambs MCCU Cambridge 7 Apr 2015 FC
12 Ireland v Pakistan Adelaide 15 Mar 2015 ODI # 3639
75 Ireland v India Hamilton 10 Mar 2015 ODI # 3631
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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May 22, 2015

Niall O'Brien played a match-winning 47, Leicestershire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Grace Road, May 22, 2015

Niall O'Brien played a match-winning 47

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May 7, 2015

Niall O'Brien wraps up well during training, watches over training, Malahide, May 7, 2015

Niall O'Brien wraps up well during training

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Mar 10, 2015

Niall O'Brien top-scored for Ireland with 75, India v Ireland, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton, March 10, 2015

Niall O'Brien top-scored for Ireland with 75

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (CA) - Dec 10-13, 2013
Ireland won by 122 runs
Afghanistan v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Oct 6-8, 2013
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
U.A.E. v Namibia at Sharjah - Sep 22-23, 2013
U.A.E. won by 9 wickets
Ireland v Scotland at Dublin - Sep 11-14, 2013
Ireland won by an innings and 44 runs
Canada v Netherlands at King City (SW) - Aug 22-24, 2013
Canada won by 8 wickets
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