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Kevin O'Brien      

Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien

Born March 4, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 31 years 345 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 94 85 11 2340 142 31.62 2786 83.99 2 11 209 56 43 0
T20Is 47 41 9 527 42* 16.46 436 120.87 0 0 38 22 16 0
First-class 34 47 7 1436 171* 35.90 2394 59.98 1 9 174 28 29 0
List A 155 142 23 3559 142 29.90 4317 82.44 3 15 302 91 68 0
Twenty20 154 138 27 2451 119 22.08 1849 132.55 1 7 188 115 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 94 79 2783 2417 77 4/13 4/13 31.38 5.21 36.1 2 0 0
T20Is 47 34 627 680 40 3/8 3/8 17.00 6.50 15.6 0 0 0
First-class 34 40 1979 974 32 5/39 6/54 30.43 2.95 61.8 2 1 0
List A 155 127 4389 3900 116 4/13 4/13 33.62 5.33 37.8 4 0 0
Twenty20 154 100 1580 1924 89 4/22 4/22 21.61 7.30 17.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Belfast, Jun 13, 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 Papua New Guinea at Townsville, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Feb 10-12, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Papua New Guinea v Ireland at Townsville, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
List A debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 22, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Oct 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Townsville, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/25, 0 Ireland v P.N.G. Townsville 9 Feb 2016 T20I # 495
2/10, 19* Ireland v P.N.G. Townsville 6 Feb 2016 T20I # 493
19, 0/17, 75*, 1/24 Ireland v P.N.G. Townsville 31 Jan 2016 FC
0/17, 5 Northern D v Otago Mount Maunganui 6 Dec 2015 T20
0/15, 23 Northern D v Auckland Hamilton 5 Dec 2015 T20
5, 0/22 Northern D v Central D New Plymouth 29 Nov 2015 T20
0/16, 12 Northern D v Central D Hamilton 26 Nov 2015 T20
1/25, 33* Northern D v Wellington Wellington 22 Nov 2015 T20
0 Northern D v Otago Dunedin 17 Nov 2015 T20
18 Northern D v Canterbury Whangarei 15 Nov 2015 T20
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
Afghanistan v Ireland at Abu Dhabi - Nov 30, 2013
Ireland won by 68 runs
U.A.E. v Nepal at Abu Dhabi - Nov 30, 2013
Nepal won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
U.A.E. v Ireland at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Ireland won by 62 runs
Afghanistan v Nepal at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v Netherlands at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Netherlands won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
P.N.G. v Scotland at Abu Dhabi - Nov 29, 2013
Scotland won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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