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Niall O'Brien

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
Ireland, Delhi Giants, Kent, Leicestershire, MCC, Northamptonshire, Ireland Under-19, Khulna Royal Bengals, Rangpur Riders
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
81
Bowling:
0
Batting:
94
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Ireland
Born:
November 08, 1981, Dublin

Profile

Ireland’s Niall O’Brien was a revelation of sorts in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, scoring two fifties and playing the role of a matured cricketer for someone still new at the international level. His level-headed innings of 72 helped Ireland nail a thriller against Pakistan and highlighted the hidden potential of this Dublin-born player.

Niall, elder brother of Kevin, is a wicketkeeper and a left-handed batsman who made his first-class debut in 2004 and was seen donning the national colours soon after. Making his debut against Scotland in 2006, Niall was an understudy to Geraint Jones for Kent but was soon released by the county. He then signed up for Northamptonshire in 2007 and started to flourish as a confident batsman. He was also named the county’s Player of the Year in 2008 and was handed over the vice-captaincy. However, breach of disciplinary conduct and a fractured finger kept him out for a while, eventually stripping him off his deputy role.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 59 59 1481 6 27.94 67.07 0 11 72
T20 21 20 362 1 19.05 98.63 0 1 50
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 39 7 2
T20 12 8 2

Career

Span:
ODI:
2006-2014
 
T20:
2008-2013
ODI
Debut:
Ireland Vs Scotland at Cambusdoon New Ground, Ayrshire - Aug 05, 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 Canada at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Nov 16, 2013
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