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Iain O'Brien

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
New Zealand
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
July 10, 1976, Lower Hutt, Wellington

Profile

At a time when New Zealand cricket was plagued with injury concerns, Wellington speedster Iain O’Brien made his entry into the national team after being called up to the Test team in 2005 against Australia.

O’Brien had an impressive State Championship that season, taking 20 wickets at a decent average of 26.55. However, he failed to make any impact in his debut series and was hence sidelined for quite a while. Later, in the 2006-07 season, he emerged as the leading wicket-taker with 34 wickets in the State Championship, still not being able to strike at the international level. He finally rose to prominence in South Africa in late 2007, when he replaced an injured Kyle Mills.

In 2009, O’Brien announced unexpected retirement from international cricket to spend more time with his wife, moved to England and joined Middlesex in 2010. However, he announced his comeback to the domestic season in 2011-12, before finally calling it quits.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 22 34 219 5 7.55 38.48 0 0 31
ODI 10 2 3 2 - 27.27 0 0 3*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 22 37 4394 2429 73 6/75 / 33.27 3.31 3 1 0 35
ODI 10 10 453 488 14 3/68 / 34.85 6.46 0 0 0 9
T20 4 4 78 116 6 2/30 / 19.33 8.92 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 7 0 1
ODI 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2009
 
ODI:
2008-2009
 
T20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Jade Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch - Mar 10, 2005
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at McLean Park, Napier - Dec 11, 2009
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs England at McLean Park, Napier - Feb 20, 2008
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Eden Park, Auckland - Mar 14, 2009
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Scotland at The Oval, London - Jun 06, 2009
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