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Kevin O'Brien
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Personal information
Full name Kevin Joseph O'Brien
Born 4 March 1984 (1984-03-04) (age 36)
Dublin, Ireland
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
Relations Brendan O'Brien (father)
Niall O'Brien (brother)
International information
National side Ireland
Only Test (cap 5) 11 May 2018 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 10) 13 June 2006 v England
Last ODI 23 March 2018 v Afghanistan
ODI shirt no. 22
T20I debut (cap 6) 2 August 2008 v Scotland
Last T20I 12 March 2017 v Afghanistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009 Nottinghamshire
2011 Gloucestershire
2012 Somerset (T20 only)
2013–present Leinster Lightning
2013 Rangpur Riders
2013–2014 Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
2013 Surrey (T20 only)
2014–2015 Northern Districts (T20 only)
2015–present Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 1 125 59 41
Runs scored 40 3,126 702 1,781
Batting average 40.00 31.57 16.32 37.10
100s/50s -/- 2/16 0/0 1/13
Top score 40 142 42* 171*
Balls bowled 36 4,029 837 2,561
Wickets 0 111 54 44
Bowling average 0 31.80 18.48 27.97
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a 0
Best bowling 0 4/13 4/45 5/39
Catches/stumpings -/– 53/– 17/– 33/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2018

Kevin Joseph O'Brien (born 4 March 1984) is an Irish cricketer who plays for Railway Union Cricket Club and has played for several English county cricket clubs. He holds the world record for the fastest century ever scored at a World Cup, coming from 50 balls against England on 2 March 2011. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Ireland's first ever Test match, against Pakistan, in May 2018, becoming the first sportsperson from Ireland to represent his country 300 times.

An all-rounder, O'Brien is an aggressive right-handed middle to lower order batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2006 in Ireland's inaugural match. O'Brien played for Nottinghamshire in 2009, and in 2010 was awarded a contract with Cricket Ireland, making him one of six players with a full-time contract with the board. He has been Ireland's vice-captain since January 2012. He was the first player for Ireland to take 100 wickets in ODIs.

He was announced as an international player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League for the 2013 season.

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