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Kevin O'Brien

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
Ireland, Gloucestershire, Ireland A, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Ireland Under-19, Somerset, Ireland XI, Rangpur Riders, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
37
Bowling:
59
Batting:
89
Bowling:
38
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 76 69 1955 10 33.13 82.90 2 8 142
T20 37 33 399 7 15.34 117.35 0 0 42*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 76 63 2140 1756 62 4/13 / 28.32 4.92 2 0 0 48
T20 37 26 471 550 26 3/35 / 21.15 7.00 0 0 0 7
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 35 0 3
T20 14 0 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 1 1 0 0 0 100

Career

Span:
ODI:
2006-2014
 
T20:
2008-2014
ODI
Debut:
Ireland Vs England at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast - Jun 13, 2006
Last played:
Ireland Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - Feb 23, 2014
T20
Debut:
Ireland Vs Scotland - Aug 02, 2008
Last played:
Ireland Vs Netherlands at Sylhet Stadium, Sylhet - Mar 21, 2014
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