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Kevin O'Brien      

Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien

Born March 4, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 31 years 86 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 91 82 11 2309 142 32.52 2745 84.11 2 11 205 56 42 0
T20Is 37 33 7 399 42* 15.34 340 117.35 0 0 31 16 14 0
First-class 30 41 4 1185 171* 32.02 1922 61.65 1 7 147 26 25 0
List A 152 139 23 3528 142 30.41 4276 82.50 3 15 298 91 67 0
Twenty20 128 114 24 2106 119 23.40 1584 132.95 1 7 160 100 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 91 76 2673 2333 74 4/13 4/13 31.52 5.23 36.1 2 0 0
T20Is 37 26 471 550 26 3/35 3/35 21.15 7.00 18.1 0 0 0
First-class 30 32 1619 777 27 5/39 6/54 28.77 2.87 59.9 2 1 0
List A 152 124 4279 3816 113 4/13 4/13 33.76 5.35 37.8 4 0 0
Twenty20 128 80 1292 1607 71 4/22 4/22 22.63 7.46 18.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Belfast, Jun 13, 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 Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Feb 10-12, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Hampshire at The Oval, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2014 scorecard
List A debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 22, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v England at Dublin, May 8, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Durham at Leicester, May 28, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/20, 48* Leics v Durham Leicester 28 May 2015 T20
1/27, 31 Leics v Derbyshire Leicester 22 May 2015 T20
47 Leics v Lancashire Manchester 15 May 2015 T20
- Ireland v England Dublin 8 May 2015 ODI # 3650
8, 0/49 Ireland v Pakistan Adelaide 15 Mar 2015 ODI # 3639
1, 0/42 Ireland v India Hamilton 10 Mar 2015 ODI # 3631
24, 2/90 Ireland v Zimbabwe Hobart 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3627
1/95, 48 Ireland v South Africa Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
2/61, 50 Ireland v U.A.E. Brisbane 25 Feb 2015 ODI # 3613
1/71, 0 Ireland v West Indies Nelson 16 Feb 2015 ODI # 3603
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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May 28, 2015

Kevin O'Brien sweeps during an unbeaten 48 that saw Leicestershire home, Leicestershire v Durham, NatWest T20 Blast, Grace Road, May 28, 2015

Kevin O'Brien sweeps during an unbeaten 48 that saw Leicestershire home

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May 15, 2015

Kevin O'Brien sweeps during his 47, Lancashire v Leicestershire, NatWest Blast, North Group, Old Trafford, May 15, 2015

Kevin O'Brien sweeps during his 47

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Mar 10, 2015

Mohammed Shami celebrates the wicket of Kevin O'Brien, India v Ireland, World Cup 2015, Group B, Hamilton, March 10, 2015

Mohammed Shami celebrates the wicket of Kevin O'Brien

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Notes

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tournament Results
Pakistan U19 v S Africa U19 at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 1, 2014
S Africa U19 won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)
Aust U19 v England U19 at Dubai (CA) - Feb 28, 2014
England U19 won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
Afghan U19 v S Lanka U19 at Dubai (CA2) - Feb 27, 2014
Afghan U19 won by 5 wickets (with 172 balls remaining)
B'desh U19 v NZ U19 at Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2014
B'desh U19 won by 77 runs
India U19 v W Indies U19 at Sharjah - Feb 27, 2014
India U19 won by 46 runs
UAE U19 v Zim U19 at Abu Dhabi - Feb 27, 2014
Zim U19 won by 84 runs
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