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Kevin O'Brien

Allrounder

Did you know?

His 50-ball century in 2011 was the fastest in World Cup history.

RUNS
3126
AVERAGE
31.58

Kevin O'Brien

Allrounder

Did you know?

His 50-ball century in 2011 was the fastest in World Cup history.

RUNS
677
AVERAGE
17.82

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Med-Fast

AGE
34
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Dublin

COUNTRY

Ireland

Ireland

Bio

Mention the name Kevin O’Brien and his classic century scored against England in the 2011 Cricket World Cup immediately springs to mind.

His knock of 113 from 63 balls was the fastest century in World Cup history but there is far more to the allrounder who is one of Ireland’s most talented cricketers.

Coming from a family of cricketers – his father and brother Niall also played for Ireland – O’Brien first represented Ireland at senior level in 2006 after playing for his country at under-19 level.

He played eight matches during the 2007 World Cup, scoring 49 against New Zealand and 48 against Bangladesh.

O’Brien followed that with his famous performance in the 2011 tournament, following up with 4-71 against West Indies.

O’Brien is also a regular on the Twenty20 circuit.

MATCHES
1
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
118
BEST BOWLING
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Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
3.33
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
158
INNINGS
2
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
79
100s
1
50s
0
MATCHES
124
DEBUT
2006
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
142
BEST BOWLING
4-13
Bowling
WICKETS
108
AVERAGE
32.4
ECONOMY
5.28
S/R
36.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3126
INNINGS
114
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
31.58
100s
2
50s
16
MATCHES
53
DEBUT
2008
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
42
BEST BOWLING
4-45
Bowling
WICKETS
52
AVERAGE
16.9
ECONOMY
7.03
S/R
14.4
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
677
INNINGS
46
NOT OUTS
8
AVERAGE
17.82
100s
0
50s
0

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