Kevin O’Brien is a right handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler who plays for Ireland cricket team. He has also played for Middlesex 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers and Ireland Under-19s.

O’Brien debuted in One day Internationals on 13th June 2006 at Belfast against England. In this match, he bowled 10 overs, none of which were maiden, conceded 47 runs and took 1 wicket. He scored 35 runs in 48 deliveries and was caught by Plunkett off the bowling of Bell. England won this match by 38 runs. O’Brien played his first Twenty20 International on 2nd August 2008 at Belfast against Scotland. In this match, he bowled 4 overs, none of which were maiden, conceded 29 runs and took 2 wickets. He scored 3 runs in 3 deliveries and was stumped by Smith off the bowling of Rogers. Ireland won this match by 4 wickets with 1 delivery to spare.

Career Highlights

Team 653 ireland national cricket team Ireland National Cricket Team
Role All Rounder
Born 4 Mar 1984
Nationality Ireland Ireland
Team History
653 ireland national cricket team Ireland 2019 - present
Leinster Lightning 2013 - present
Kathmandu Kings XI 2018 - present
Leicestershire County Cricket Club Leicestershire County 2015 - 2016
Northern Districts cricket team 2014 - 2015
Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel 2013 - 2014
Rangpur Riders 2013
Surrey County Cricket Club Surrey County 2013
Somerset County Cricket Club Somerset County 2012
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Gloucestershire County 2011
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Nottinghamshire County 2009
653 ireland national cricket team Ireland 2006 - 0

O’Brien has taken part in 27 One day Internationals in which he has scored 763 runs at a batting average of 31.79 and strike rate 80.65. His highest score has been 142 and he has hit 1 century, 3 half centuries, 58 boundaries and 23 sixers. He has taken 13 catches. He has bowled 678 deliveries, has conceded 597 runs while taking 15 wickets. His bowling average has been 39.80 and economy rate 5.28. O’Brien has participated in 4 Twenty20 Internationals in which he has scored 26 runs at a batting average of 13 and strike rate of 92.85. He has bowled 60 deliveries, conceded 58 runs while taking 4 wickets at a bowling average of 14.50 and economy rate of 5.80.

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