Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 33 years 301 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 72 71 8 1903 80* 30.20 2690 70.74 0 14 170 13 46 7
T20Is 23 22 1 374 50 17.80 385 97.14 0 1 35 6 12 8
First-class 153 245 25 7915 182 35.97 14071 56.25 14 42 422 44
List A 195 173 20 4670 121 30.52 5996 77.88 3 29 150 34
Twenty20 134 116 16 2139 84 21.39 1925 111.11 0 5 193 35 73 33
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 153 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 195 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 134 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Belfast, Jul 15, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Gloucestershire v Kent at Bristol, Apr 16-19, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Leicestershire v Gloucestershire at Leicester, Sep 1-4, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Ireland v Australia at Belfast, Aug 27, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Belfast, Jul 15, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 2c/0s, 2, 2c/0s Leics v Gloucs Leicester 1 Sep 2015 FC
3c/0s, 45 Ireland v Australia Belfast 27 Aug 2015 ODI # 3679
4c/1s, 95, 3c/0s, 5* Leics v Northants Northampton 21 Aug 2015 FC
4, 1c/0s Leics v Somerset Leicester 18 Aug 2015 LA
7, 0c/0s Leics v Worcs Worcester 17 Aug 2015 LA
2c/0s, 60, 3c/0s, 87 Leics v Derbyshire Leicester 7 Aug 2015 FC
0c/0s, 50 Leics v Durham Leicester 6 Aug 2015 LA
32, 0c/0s Leics v Derbyshire Derby 4 Aug 2015 LA
0c/0s, 2 Leics v Yorkshire Leeds 3 Aug 2015 LA
1c/0s, 14 Leics v Gloucs Leicester 31 Jul 2015 LA
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
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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