Kevin O'Brien      

Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien

Born March 4, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 30 years 361 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 86 78 11 2228 142 33.25 2640 84.39 2 11 197 55 41 0
T20Is 37 33 7 399 42* 15.34 340 117.35 0 0 31 16 14 0
First-class 30 41 4 1185 171* 32.02 1922 61.65 1 7 147 26 25 0
List A 147 135 23 3447 142 30.77 4171 82.64 3 15 290 90 66 0
Twenty20 125 111 23 1980 119 22.50 1496 132.35 1 7 152 94 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 86 72 2470 2057 71 4/13 4/13 28.97 4.99 34.7 2 0 0
T20Is 37 26 471 550 26 3/35 3/35 21.15 7.00 18.1 0 0 0
First-class 30 32 1619 777 27 5/39 6/54 28.77 2.87 59.9 2 1 0
List A 147 120 4076 3540 110 4/13 4/13 32.18 5.21 37.0 4 0 0
Twenty20 125 78 1256 1560 68 4/22 4/22 22.94 7.45 18.4 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Belfast, Jun 13, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v United Arab Emirates at Brisbane, Feb 25, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Sylhet, Mar 21, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland at Abu Dhabi, Feb 10-12, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Surrey v Hampshire at The Oval, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2014 scorecard
List A debut United Arab Emirates v Ireland A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 22, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Ireland v United Arab Emirates at Brisbane, Feb 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Auckland v Northern Districts at Hamilton, Dec 6, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/61, 50 Ireland v U.A.E. Brisbane 25 Feb 2015 ODI # 3613
1/71, 0 Ireland v West Indies Nelson 16 Feb 2015 ODI # 3603
1/39, 23 Ireland v Bangladesh Sydney 12 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/20, 7 Ireland v Scotland Sydney 10 Feb 2015 Other OD
- Ireland v Scotland Dubai (CA) 19 Jan 2015 ODI # 3584
3/49, 21 Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 17 Jan 2015 ODI # 3581
0/28, 13 Ireland v Scotland Dubai (DSC) 12 Jan 2015 ODI # 3575
1/27, 30 Ireland v Afghanistan Dubai (DSC) 10 Jan 2015 ODI # 3573
52 Northern D v Auckland Hamilton 6 Dec 2014 T20
17, 0/8 Northern D v Wellington Hamilton 5 Dec 2014 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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Feb 25, 2015

Kevin O'Brien smashed 50 off 25 balls, Ireland v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane, February 25, 2015

Kevin O'Brien smashed 50 off 25 balls

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Feb 25, 2015

Kevin O'Brien winds up for a big blow, Ireland v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane, February 25, 2015

Kevin O'Brien winds up for a big blow

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Feb 25, 2015

Kevin O'Brien exults after dismissing Amjad Ali, Ireland v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane, February 25, 2015

Kevin O'Brien exults after dismissing Amjad Ali

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Notes

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tournament Results
Canada v Kenya at Schiedam - Jul 10, 2010
Canada won by 3 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Ireland v Scotland at Amstelveen - Jul 10, 2010
Ireland won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Afghanistan at Rotterdam - Jul 10, 2010
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Scotland at Rotterdam - Jul 9, 2010
Scotland won by 2 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Canada v Kenya at Schiedam - Jul 9, 2010
Canada won by 6 wickets (with 85 balls remaining)
Netherlands v Ireland at Amstelveen - Jul 9, 2010
Ireland won by 39 runs
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