Kevin O'Brien      

Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien

Born March 4, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Current age 36 years 29 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 145 133 17 3546 142 30.56 3981 89.07 2 18 326 83 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 224 205 32 5249 142 30.34 5962 88.04 3 26 462 130 90 0
T20s 228 209 29 3945 124 21.91 2917 135.24 2 11 318 180 84 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 145 113 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 224 174 6305 5540 169 4/13 4/13 32.78 5.27 37.3 7 0 0
T20s 228 131 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 West Indies v Ireland at St George's, Jan 12, 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 West Indies v Ireland at St George's, Jan 12, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 10, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
26 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 10 Mar 2020 T20I # 1083
19 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 8 Mar 2020 T20I # 1079
35 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 6 Mar 2020 T20I # 1077
36 Ireland v West Indies Basseterre 19 Jan 2020 T20I # 1030
4 Ireland v West Indies Basseterre 18 Jan 2020 T20I # 1029
48 Ireland v West Indies St George's 15 Jan 2020 T20I # 1028
21 Ireland v West Indies St George's 12 Jan 2020 ODI # 4230
31 Ireland v West Indies Bridgetown 9 Jan 2020 ODI # 4229
4 Ireland v West Indies Bridgetown 7 Jan 2020 ODI # 4226
43, 2/23 Ireland v WICB XI Cave Hill 4 Jan 2020 LA
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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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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Mar 10, 2020

Kevin O'Brien ended Ireland's T20I drought against Afghanistan, Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd T20I, Greater Noida, March 10, 2020

Kevin O'Brien ended Ireland's T20I drought against Afghanistan

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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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Notes

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year 2013