Iain Edward O'Brien

New Zealand Iain Edward O'Brien

Plays for New Zealand
Age 41 years 109 days
Born July 10, 1976, Lower Hutt, Wellington
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm fast-medium
A fast bowler from Wellington, Iain O'Brien earned his first Test call-up in March 2005 when New Zealand's pace stocks were hit by injury problems. He had had a solid State Championship that season, taking 20 wickets at 26.55, but his impact in his two Tests against Australia was limited. O'Brien managed only one wicket in each match and faded from the national selectors' radar until 2006-07, when he was included in Test and ODI squads for Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand. He wasn't used, however, and had to settle for being the leading wicket-taker in the State Championship with 34 victims at 20.85. Those figures were enough to keep him in the frame and he finally added to his Test tally in South Africa in November 2007 after he was a late replacement in the touring party because of an injury to Kyle Mills.
Major Teams Affiliated With
New Zealand Leicestershire Middlesex
Wellington

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 9 24.75 19* 99 17 21 58
firstClass 0 0 0 17 8.68 44 756 27 114 91
T20Is - - 0 0 - - - - - - - 4
ODIs 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 3* 3 2 2 10
tests 0 0 0 7 1 29 7.55 31 219 5 34 22

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 2 2 4.96 31.09 5/35 5/35 75 2332 2818 58
firstClass 1 14 2.98 26.06 8/55 322 8393 16845 91
T20Is 0 0 0 8.92 19.33 2/30 2/30 6 116 78 4 4
ODIs 0 0 0 6.46 34.85 3/68 3/68 14 488 453 10 10
tests 0 1 3 3.31 33.27 7/165 6/75 73 2429 4394 37 22
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