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Kevin O'Brien

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
Ireland, Gloucestershire, Ireland A, Leicestershire, Northern Districts, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Ireland Under-19, Somerset, Ireland XI, Rangpur Riders, Trinbago Knight Riders, Leinster Lightning
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
50
Bowling:
64
Batting:
80
Bowling:
50
Home country:
Ireland
Born:
March 04, 1984, Dublin, Ireland

Profile

A sensational 50-ball century in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup against England by Kevin O’Brien propelled his name in the Irish cricketing folklore, making it a record fastest hundred in World Cup history. Not only that, but O’Brien’s efforts helped Ireland clinch a shocking three-wicket victory over their neighbours.

A right-handed batsman right-arm medium-fast bowler, O’Brien represented his country at the Under-19 World Cup, and then went on to have a decent ODI debut against England in 2006, even before entering the first-class arena. However, a year later, he played his maiden domestic game against UAE at Abu Dhabi. Touted as a genuine all-rounder, O’Brien had a fruitful experience at the 2007 World Cricket League, notching second highest-runs at an average of 50 plus. His all-round performances continued at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, though they weren’t spectacular so to speak. Though, O’Brien continues to be one of the top performers for Ireland cricket.
 


Fast Facts

  • Kevin O’Brien is the younger brother of Niall, who also plays for Ireland as a wicketkeeper.
  • O’Brien holds the unique distinction of taking a wicket off his first delivery in international cricket, when he dismissed England’s Andrew Strauss in an ODI.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 112 101 2816 12 31.64 86.72 2 15 142
T20 59 52 702 9 16.32 117.98 0 0 42*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 112 95 3541 3097 99 4/13 / 31.28 5.24 4 0 0 89
T20 59 46 837 998 54 4/45 / 18.48 7.15 1 0 0 25
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 50 0 4
T20 17 0 3
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 4 3 1 0 0 75
T20 4 0 2 0 2 0

Career

Span:
ODI:
2006-2017
 
T20:
2008-2017
ODI
Debut:
Ireland Vs England at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast - Jun 13, 2006
Last played:
Ireland Vs Bangladesh at The Village, Malahide, Dublin - May 19, 2017
T20
Debut:
Ireland Vs Scotland - Aug 02, 2008
Last played:
Ireland Vs Afghanistan at Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Greater Noida - Mar 12, 2017
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