Kevin O’Brien

Country: Ireland
Born: March 04, 1984, Dublin, Ireland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Batting Allrounder

Kevin O’Brien Bio

Kevin Joseph O’Brien, known simply as Kevin O’Brien, is an Irish cricket player who has made a significant impact on the sport. Born on March 4, 1984, in Dublin, Ireland, O’Brien has become one of Ireland’s most celebrated cricketers.

O’Brien shot to fame during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup when he played a sensational innings against England. Coming to the crease when Ireland’s chances looked bleak, O’Brien smashed six huge sixes to reach a century in just 50 balls, breaking the record for the fastest century in World Cup history. His incredible performance not only secured a historic three-wicket win for Ireland but also set the record for the highest successful run chase in World Cup history. O’Brien’s heroics made him an instant star, both in Ireland and internationally, and he became a symbol of hope for Irish cricket.

Although primarily contracted with Cricket Ireland, O’Brien has also made a name for himself in the domestic T20 circuit. Over the years, he has played for four English counties and participated in T20 competitions in Bangladesh, the West Indies, and New Zealand. Despite Ireland’s limited opportunities against Test-playing sides, O’Brien has remained a formidable cricketer for his country, with numerous match-winning performances to his name. In 2013, he played a key role in securing a tie against Pakistan by scoring an unbeaten 84 runs from just 47 balls.

O’Brien’s talent is not limited to batting alone. He is also a skillful medium-paced bowler, constantly honing his variations in foreign T20 leagues. His all-round abilities have made him an invaluable asset to the Irish cricket team. O’Brien has even captained the Leinster Lightning in the Irish interpro series, showcasing his leadership qualities. In the absence of Ireland’s county professionals, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of captaincy, further highlighting his importance within the team.

Kevin O’Brien’s journey in cricket began with his representation of Ireland in the 2004 Under-19 World Cup. During that tournament, he amassed an impressive 241 runs, giving a glimpse of his future potential. He also made his mark in Ireland’s maiden ODI against England during that time. O’Brien’s contribution continued in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, where he played a crucial role in Ireland’s victory over Pakistan, scoring a valuable 52-ball 16*.

Off the cricket field, O’Brien is known for his laid-back personality, as opposed to his brother Niall O’Brien, who also played for Ireland. This contrast in characters adds another layer of intrigue to his persona, making fans admire him even more.

Kevin O’Brien’s impact on Irish cricket cannot be overstated. From his record-breaking innings in the World Cup to his consistent performances for Ireland and various domestic teams, he has become a legendary figure. With his talent, determination, and natural ability, O’Brien is poised to leave a lasting legacy in Irish cricket and continue to inspire young players for generations to come.

Kevin O’Brien Career Stats

Kevin O’Brien Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 1 258 118 51.6 467 55.24 1 1 29 0 0 0
T20Is 110 103 10 1973 124 21.21 1507 130.92 1 5 165 82 40 0
ODIs 153 141 18 3619 142 29.42 4076 88.78 2 18 332 84 67 0
FC 47 66 11 2039 171* 37.07 3327 61.28 2 14 237 35 36 0
List A 247 228 35 5689 142 29.47 6492 87.63 3 28 507 140 103 0
T20s 258 239 32 4577 124 22.11 3405 134.41 2 15 376 208 93 0

Kevin O’Brien Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 2 60 31 0 - - - 3.1 - 0 0 0
T20Is 110 52 917 1149 58 4/45 4/45 19.81 7.51 15.8 1 0 0
ODIs 153 116 4296 3726 114 4/13 4/13 32.68 5.2 37.6 5 0 0
FC 47 55 2745 1304 47 5/39 6/54 27.74 2.85 58.4 2 1 0
List A 247 177 6377 5594 170 4/13 4/13 32.9 5.26 37.5 7 0 0
T20s 258 133 2107 2688 121 4/22 4/22 22.21 7.65 17.4 2 0 0

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