Kevin O'Brien      

Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien

Born March 4, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 36 years 208 days

Major teams Ireland, Ireland, Edmonton Royals, European XI, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, ICC Winter Training Camp XI, Ireland Under-19s, Kandahar Knights, Kathmandu Kings XI, Leicestershire, Leicestershire 2nd XI, Leinster Lightning, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex 2nd XI, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, PCA Masters XI, Rangpur Riders, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel

Playing role Batting 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 148 136 18 3592 142 30.44 4039 88.93 2 18 327 84 64 0
T20Is 96 89 10 1672 124 21.16 1230 135.93 1 3 137 76 35 0
First-class 47 66 11 2039 171* 37.07 3327 61.28 2 14 237 35 36 0
List A 230 211 33 5401 142 30.34 6145 87.89 3 27 472 134 90 0
T20s 232 213 30 4093 124 22.36 2998 136.52 2 12 330 191 86 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 148 113 4224 3672 113 4/13 4/13 32.49 5.21 37.3 5 0 0
T20Is 96 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 230 174 6305 5540 169 4/13 4/13 32.78 5.27 37.3 7 0 0
T20s 232 131 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 England v Ireland at Southampton, Aug 4, 2020 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 10, 2020 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 Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights at Dublin (Malahide), Sep 26, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Leinster Lightning v Northern Knights at Dublin, Sep 3, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 Leinster v N. Knights Dublin (Malahide) 26 Sep 2020 LA
51 Leinster v NW Warriors Bready 22 Sep 2020 LA
44 Leinster v N. Knights Comber 17 Sep 2020 LA
19 Leinster v N. Knights Dublin 3 Sep 2020 T20
2 Leinster v Munster Reds Cork 1 Sep 2020 T20
82 Leinster v NW Warriors Dublin 27 Aug 2020 T20
45* Leinster v Munster Reds Dublin 20 Aug 2020 T20
21* Ireland v England Southampton 4 Aug 2020 ODI # 4258
3 Ireland v England Southampton 1 Aug 2020 ODI # 4257
22 Ireland v England Southampton 30 Jul 2020 ODI # 4256
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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Aug 27, 2020

Kevin O'Brien smashed his own windscreen while hitting a six, Leinster Lightning v North-West Warriors, Dublin, August 27, 2020

Kevin O'Brien smashed his own windscreen while hitting a six

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Jul 26, 2020

Kevin O'Brien throws his bat in the air after his dismissal, England Lions v Ireland, Tour game, Southampton, July 26, 2020

O'Brien made 126 not out in Ireland's intra-squad warm-up

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Mar 10, 2020

Kevin O'Brien hit the winning six, Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd T20I, Greater Noida, March 10, 2020

Kevin O'Brien hit the winning six

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Notes

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year 2013