Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 33 years 237 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 150 239 24 7662 182 35.63 13730 55.80 14 39 406 43
List A 187 165 20 4482 121 30.91 5745 78.01 3 28 144 33
Twenty20 129 111 16 2059 84 21.67 1843 111.72 0 5 187 34 70 32
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 21 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 150 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 187 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 129 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), 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 Glamorgan v Leicestershire at Cardiff, Jun 22-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Yorkshire at Leicester, Jun 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25, 1c/0s Leics v Yorkshire Leicester 26 Jun 2015 T20
1c/0s, 39, 3c/0s, 41 Leics v Glamorgan Cardiff 22 Jun 2015 FC
0c/0s, 40* Leics v Warwickshire Birmingham 19 Jun 2015 T20
1c/0s, 15 Leics v Derbyshire Derby 18 Jun 2015 T20
14, 0c/3s, 10 Leics v Lancashire Manchester 14 Jun 2015 FC
0c/0s, 0* Leics v Northants Leicester 12 Jun 2015 T20
4c/0s, 7, 2c/0s, 54 Leics v Surrey Leicester 7 Jun 2015 FC
13 Ireland v U.A.E. Dublin (Malahide) 2 Jun 2015 FC
26, 1c/1s Leics v Worcs Worcester 29 May 2015 T20
0c/0s Leics v Durham Leicester 28 May 2015 T20
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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Tour Results
Netherlands v Bangladesh at The Hague - Jul 26, 2012
Netherlands won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Bangladesh at The Hague - Jul 25, 2012
Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Scotland at The Hague - Jul 24, 2012
Scotland won by 34 runs
Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast - Jul 21, 2012
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Ireland v Bangladesh at Belfast - Jul 20, 2012
Bangladesh won by 1 run
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