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Kevin O'Brien      

Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien

Born March 4, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 35 years 284 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
Tests 3 6 1 258 118 51.60 467 55.24 1 1 29 0 0 0
ODIs 142 130 17 3490 142 30.88 3922 88.98 2 18 318 82 63 0
T20Is 90 83 10 1504 124 20.60 1124 133.80 1 3 117 69 34 0
First-class 47 66 11 2039 171* 37.07 3327 61.28 2 14 237 35 36 0
List A 220 201 32 5150 142 30.47 5854 87.97 3 26 451 129 89 0
T20s 222 203 29 3777 124 21.70 2811 134.36 2 11 298 173 83 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 2 60 31 0 - - - 3.10 - 0 0 0
ODIs 142 113 4224 3672 113 4/13 4/13 32.49 5.21 37.3 5 0 0
T20Is 90 51 903 1134 58 4/45 4/45 19.55 7.53 15.5 1 0 0
First-class 47 55 2745 1304 47 5/39 6/54 27.74 2.85 58.4 2 1 0
List A 220 173 6281 5517 167 4/13 4/13 33.03 5.27 37.6 7 0 0
T20s 222 131 2087 2664 121 4/22 4/22 22.01 7.65 17.2 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v Pakistan at Dublin (Malahide), May 11-15, 2018 scorecard
Last Test England v Ireland at Lord's, Jul 24-26, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Belfast, Jun 13, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Zimbabwe at Belfast, Jul 7, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC), Nov 2, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Feb 10-12, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Northern Knights v Leinster Lightning at Belfast, Aug 6-8, 2019 scorecard
List A debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 22, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v Zimbabwe at Belfast, Jul 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC), Nov 2, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17 Ireland v Namibia Dubai (DSC) 2 Nov 2019 T20I # 996
22 Ireland v Netherlands Dubai (DSC) 1 Nov 2019 T20I # 994
32 Ireland v Nigeria Abu Dhabi 26 Oct 2019 T20I # 972
11 Ireland v Jersey Tolerance Oval 25 Oct 2019 T20I # 968
4 Ireland v Canada Abu Dhabi 23 Oct 2019 T20I # 961
41 Ireland v Oman Tolerance Oval 21 Oct 2019 T20I # 952
14 Ireland v U.A.E. Abu Dhabi 19 Oct 2019 T20I # 944
0 Ireland v Hong Kong Abu Dhabi 18 Oct 2019 T20I # 936
0 Ireland v Scotland Tolerance Oval 15 Oct 2019 Other T20
17 Ireland v Netherlands Dubai (DSC) 14 Oct 2019 Other 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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Jul 24, 2019

Kevin O'Brien takes one in the ribs, England v Ireland, Only Test, Day 1, July 24, 2019

Kevin O'Brien takes one in the ribs

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May 19, 2019

Kevin O'Brien tucks the ball behind square, Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Belfast, May 19, 2019

Kevin O'Brien tucks the ball behind square

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May 3, 2019

Kevin O'Brien caught Joe Denly at midwicket, Ireland v England, only ODI, Malahide, May 3, 2019

Kevin O'Brien caught Joe Denly at midwicket

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Notes

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year 2013