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Iain O'Brien
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Iain O'Brien

New Zealand
Iain O'Brien

INTL CAREER: 2005 - 2009

Full Name

Iain Edward O'Brien

Born

July 10, 1976, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Age

44y 340d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test22345219317.5556938.480029170
ODI102233*-1127.27000010
T20I4-----------00
FC9111427756448.6800170
List A5821179919*24.750090
T20185463*6.001060.00000030
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test223743942429736/757/16533.273.3160.10310
ODI1010453488143/683/6834.856.4632.30000
T20I447811662/302/3019.338.9213.00000
FC911684583933228/5526.062.9852.30141
List A5828182332755/355/3531.094.9637.50220
T201817332438215/235/2320.857.9115.80010
Iain O'Brien portrait
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Middlesex vs Sussex14*2/104 & 0/821-Jul-2010UxbridgeFC
Middx 2nd XI vs Kent 2nd XI--3/18 & 0/814-Jul-2010CanterburyOTHER
Middlesex vs Gloucs1*0/2711-Jul-2010UxbridgeT20
Middlesex vs Leics--1/5129-May-2010LeicesterFC
Middlesex vs Derbyshire03/47 & 1/2510-May-2010Lord'sFC

Photos


Iain O'Brien celebrates after castling Kadeer Ali
Iain O'Brien is cleaned up by Richard Jones
Iain O'Brien
Iain O'Brien takes a breather after taking a wicket
Iain O'Brien and Chris Martin
Iain O'Brien celebrates his last Test wicket