Full Name Iain O'Brien
Born July 10, 1976
Lower Hutt, Wellington
Age 40 Years, 9 Months, 19 Days
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Teams Played New Zealand
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 0, T20I - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2005 - 2009], [ODI, 2008 - 2009], [T20I, 2009],

At a time when New Zealand cricket was plagued with injury concerns, Wellington speedster Iain O’Brien made his entry into the national team after being called up to the Test team in 2005 against Australia.

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Iain O'Brien Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 22 34 5 219 31 v PAK 0 0 29 1 7.55 38.48 7 0
ODI 10 2 2 3 3* v IND 0 0 0 0 - 27.27 1 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 37 732.2 158 2429 73 6/75 v WI 7 1 33.27 3.31 60.19
ODI 10 75.3 3 488 14 3/68 v AUS 1 0 34.85 6.46 32.35
T20I 4 13.0 0 116 6 2/30 v IND 0 0 19.33 8.92 13

Iain O'Brien Profile

At a time when New Zealand cricket was plagued with injury concerns, Wellington speedster Iain O’Brien made his entry into the national team after being called up to the Test team in 2005 against Australia.

O’Brien had an impressive State Championship that season, taking 20 wickets at a decent average of 26.55. However, he failed to make any impact in his debut series and was hence sidelined for quite a while. Later, in the 2006-07 season, he emerged as the leading wicket-taker with 34 wickets in the State Championship, still not being able to strike at the international level. He finally rose to prominence in South Africa in late 2007, when he replaced an injured Kyle Mills.

In 2009, O’Brien announced unexpected retirement from international cricket to spend more time with his wife, moved to England and joined Middlesex in 2010. However, he announced his comeback to the domestic season in 2011-12, before finally calling it quits.
 

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