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Gloucestershire sign O'Brien


Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Ireland World Cup star Kevin O'Brien has joined Gloucestershire for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old all-rounder, who compiled the fastest ever World Cup century in March, achieving the feat against England in 50 balls, has previously played county cricket for Nottinghamshire.

"I am looking forward to getting over there and hopefully helping the team to achieve its goals in all forms of the game, but especially t20 and one-day cricket," he said. "Hopefully I can have a great season, help Gloucestershire win trophies and improve my game even further."

Although considered a one-day specialist, O'Brien averages 32.3 with the bat and 24 with the ball in 18 first-class games.

Gloucestershire director of cricket John Bracewell said: "We are delighted to have signed Kevin O'Brien to our squad with particular reference to his one-day skills.

"Given his heroics in the World Cup, the Gladiators have a genuine lion slayer in their midst."

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