Niall John O'Brien

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Birthday
8, 1981
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1981 (age 38)
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland

About

Batsman and wicketkeeper known for propelling Ireland to an upset victory over Pakistan in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, where he scored 72 of his country's 133 runs and was named Man of the Match.

Before Fame

He made his professional debut in 2004 when he signed with Kent. He joined Ireland's national squad in 2005 and made his debut for the country a year later.

Trivia

In 2011, he surpassed the 1,000 run mark in ODI play for Ireland, the third person ever to do so.

Family Life

He and his brother Kevin have both represented their country internationally, following in the footsteps of their father, Brendan. He also has a sister named Ciara.

Associated With

He and Umar Akmal have both played first-class cricket for Leicestershire.