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Niall O'Brien
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Personal information
Full name Niall John O'Brien
Born 8 November 1981 (1981-11-08) (age 38)
Dublin, Ireland
Nickname Paddy
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Batting style Left handed
Role Batsman, Wicketkeeper
Relations Brendan O'Brien (father)
Kevin O'Brien (brother)
International information
National side Ireland
Only Test (cap 6) 11 May 2018 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 13) 5 August 2006 v Scotland
Last ODI 23 March 2018 v Afghanistan
T20I debut (cap 7) 2 August 2008 v Scotland
Last T20I 13 March 2016 v Netherlands
Domestic team information
Years Team
2004–2006 Kent
2007–2012 Northamptonshire
2012 Khulna Royal Bengals
2013–2016 Leicestershire (squad no. 10)
2017–present North West Warriors
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 1 100 30 172
Runs scored 0 2,559 466 8,823
Batting average 0 28.75 17.92 35.57
100s/50s -/- 1/18 0/1 15/46
Top score 0 109 50 182
Balls bowled - 18
Wickets - 2
Bowling average - 9.50
5 wickets in innings - 0
10 wickets in match - n/a n/a 0
Best bowling - 1/4
Catches/stumpings 2/– 89/13 17/10 483/48
Source: [], 4 May 2018

Niall John O'Brien (born 8 November 1981) is an Irish cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Domestically O'Brien began his professional career with Kent in 2004 before joining Northamptonshire at the start of 2007, spending 6 seasons there before joining Leicestershire for 2013.

He made his One Day International debut for Ireland in 2006; two years later he played his first Twenty20 International. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Ireland's first ever Test match, against Pakistan, in May 2018.

O'Brien has also played in overseas twenty20 leagues, first the Indian Cricket League in 2008 and then the Bangladesh Premier League on its formation in 2012. His brother, Kevin, plays alongside him in the Ireland team while his father, Brendan, played cricket for Ireland from 1966 to 1981.

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