Full name Iain Edward O'Brien
Born July 10, 1976, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Current age 41 years 18 days
Major teams New Zealand, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Mar 10-13, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Napier, Dec 11-15, 2009 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v England at Napier, Feb 20, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v India at Auckland, Mar 14, 2009 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Scotland at The Oval, Jun 6, 2009 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Middlesex v Sussex at Uxbridge, Jul 21-24, 2010 scorecard|
|List A debut||Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch, Jan 25, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Northamptonshire v Middlesex at Northampton, Apr 25, 2010 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch, Jan 14, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Middlesex v Gloucestershire at Uxbridge, Jul 11, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2/104, 14*, 0/8||Middlesex||v Sussex||Uxbridge||21 Jul 2010||FC|
|3/18, 0/8||Middx 2nd XI||v Kent 2nd XI||Canterbury||14 Jul 2010||Other|
|1*, 0/27||Middlesex||v Gloucs||Uxbridge||11 Jul 2010||T20|
|1/51||Middlesex||v Leics||Leicester||29 May 2010||FC|
|3/47, 0, 1/25||Middlesex||v Derbyshire||Lord's||10 May 2010||FC|
|0/50, 0, 3/65||Middlesex||v Sussex||Hove||5 May 2010||FC|
|7/48, 0, 1/57, 2||Middlesex||v Gloucs||Lord's||27 Apr 2010||FC|
|4/41||Middlesex||v Northants||Northampton||25 Apr 2010||LA|
|2/59, 0, 1/40, 13||Middlesex||v Glamorgan||Lord's||15 Apr 2010||FC|
|1/47, 5, 1/27, 5||Middlesex||v Worcs||Worcester||9 Apr 2010||FC|
A fast bowler from Wellington, Iain O'Brien earned his first Test call-up in March 2005 when New Zealand's pace stocks were hit by injury problems. He had had a solid State Championship that season, taking 20 wickets at 26.55, but his impact in his two Tests against Australia was limited. O'Brien managed only one wicket in each match and faded from the national selectors' radar until 2006-07, when he was included in Test and ODI squads for Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand. He wasn't used, however, and had to settle for being the leading wicket-taker in the State Championship with 34 victims at 20.85. Those figures were enough to keep him in the frame and he finally added to his Test tally in South Africa in November 2007 after he was a late replacement in the touring party because of an injury to Kyle Mills.
O'Brien shunts between New Zealand and England to be with his English wife, who lives in Derbyshire. Writing is one of his hobbies and apart from managing his own blog, he contributes to a local Derbyshire cricket website. In December 2009, he retired from international cricket to spend more time with his family in England, and joined Middlesex as a replacement for Murali Karthik.
Cricinfo staff April 2010
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