Leicestershire sign all-rounder Kevin O'Brien

Leicestershire sign all-rounder Kevin O'Brien

IRELAND cricketer Kevin O'Brien has joined Leicestershire for the upcoming T20 Blast campaign.

The all-rounder joins brother Niall and fellow international for a six-week period from May 15 to June 26.

O'Brien, 31, recently featured in all six of Ireland’s World Cup games in Australia and New Zealand, but is most well known for hitting the fastest-ever century in the tournament’s history against England in 2011.

He has played in 125 T20 games and will reach the 2,000 mark in T20 cricket if he scores 20 more runs.

O’Brien is experienced in county cricket, and has played for Gloucestershire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, and Surrey.

Leicestershire chief executive Wasim Khan said: "It is great to have Kevin as part of our NatWest T20 Blast team in 2015.

"Kevin adds further international experience to a line-up that includes his brother Niall, Grant Elliott, Mark Cosgrove, Clint McKay and Rob Taylor, and we look forward to seeing him in action at Grace Road."