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Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 33 years 269 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 23 22 1 374 50 17.80 385 97.14 0 1 35 6 12 8
First-class 150 239 24 7662 182 35.63 13730 55.80 14 39 406 43
List A 191 169 20 4564 121 30.63 5881 77.60 3 28 146 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 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 150 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 191 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 134 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 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 Glamorgan v Leicestershire at Cardiff, Jun 22-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Derbyshire v Leicestershire at Derby, Aug 4, 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
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
1c/1s, 34 Leics v Northants Northampton 29 Jul 2015 LA
9 Ireland v P.N.G. Belfast 15 Jul 2015 T20I # 437
3 Ireland v Nepal Belfast 13 Jul 2015 T20I # 436
7 Ireland v U.S.A. Belfast 12 Jul 2015 T20
45 Ireland v Namibia Belfast 10 Jul 2015 T20
- Ireland v Oman Belfast 7 Jul 2015 Other T20
1c/1s, 16 Leics v Durham Chester-le-Street 3 Jul 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
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
Australia won by 57 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
Australia won by 51 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 23, 2011
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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