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Niall O'Brien      

Full name Niall John O'Brien

Born November 8, 1981, Dublin

Current age 35 years 137 days

Major teams Ireland, Ireland Under-19s, Kent, Northamptonshire, Rangpur Riders

Nickname Paddy

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 7 in

Education Marian College Dublin

Relation Father - BA O'Brien, Brother - KJ O'Brien, Sister - CM O'Brien

Niall John O'Brien
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 81 80 9 2095 80* 29.50 3001 69.81 0 15 182 16 58 9
T20Is 30 28 2 466 50 17.92 475 98.10 0 1 40 7 17 10
First-class 168 269 28 8518 182 35.34 15338 55.53 14 45 474 47
List A 210 187 23 5026 121 30.64 6471 77.66 3 31 165 38
Twenty20 147 127 18 2329 84 21.36 2091 111.38 0 5 203 41 82 35
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 168 18 19 2 1/4 1/4 9.50 6.33 9.0 0 0 0
List A 210 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 147 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 24, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Netherlands at Dharamsala, Mar 13, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Gloucestershire v Kent at Bristol, Apr 16-19, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Ireland v Hong Kong at Belfast, Aug 30-Sep 2, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2003
Last List A Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida, Mar 24, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Middlesex at Maidstone, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Jul 29, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
34, 0c/0s Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 24 Mar 2017 ODI # 3854
0c/0s, 30 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 19 Mar 2017 ODI # 3852
0c/2s, 5 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 17 Mar 2017 ODI # 3851
2c/0s, 10 Ireland v Afghanistan Greater Noida 15 Mar 2017 ODI # 3850
1c/0s, 18* Ireland v U.A.E. ICCA Dubai 4 Mar 2017 ODI # 3847
34, 2c/0s Ireland v U.A.E. ICCA Dubai 2 Mar 2017 ODI # 3844
14, 1c/1s, 15, 3c/0s Ireland v Hong Kong Belfast 30 Aug 2016 FC
4c/0s, 10 Ireland v Pakistan Dublin (Malahide) 18 Aug 2016 ODI # 3767
5, 1c/0s, 36*, 0c/0s Leics v Northants Northampton 13 Aug 2016 FC
40, 2c/0s, 35, 0c/0s Leics v Derbyshire Leicester 4 Aug 2016 FC
Profile

Niall O'Brien, a left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper renowned for his competitiveness and relentless chirping behind the stumps, played the innings that forced the cricketing world to take note of Ireland. His magnificent 72, which were over three-quarters of Ireland's runs while he was at the crease, underpinned the St Patrick's Day victory over Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup. He later contributed 63 against England in the tournament. He went on to be one of Ireland's most capped players.

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Mar 19, 2017

Mohammad Shahzad celebrates after Niall O'Brien loses his off stump, Afghanistan v Ireland, 3rd ODI, Greater Noida, March 19, 2017

Mohammad Shahzad celebrates after Niall O'Brien loses his off stump

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Aug 18, 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed completes the stumping of Niall O'Brien, Ireland v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Malahide, August 18, 2016

Sarfraz Ahmed completes the stumping of Niall O'Brien

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Apr 18, 2016

Niall O'Brien's 93 enable Leicestershire close in on Glamorgan's score, Glamorgan v Leicestershire, Specsavers County Championship, Division Two, Cardiff, 2nd day, April 18, 2016

Niall O'Brien's 93 enable Leicestershire close in on Glamorgan's score

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Afghanistan v Ireland at Greater Noida
Mar 28-31, 2017 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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