Kenya March 4, 2007

Tikolo: "We don't just want to make up numbers"

Chloe Saltau speaks to Tom Tikolo, the Kenya captain, in today's Age in Australia.

Chloe Saltau speaks to Tom Tikolo, the Kenya captain, in today's Age in Australia.

As always, though, much will depend on Tikolo as the general at the top of the order, and with his artful off-breaks, if the team is to replicate the dreamy success of 2003, when Kenya lost to Australia in a Super Six game best remembered for Brett Lee's hat-trick. He is desperate to prove Kenya's performance in that tournament was not an aberration.

"Save for what happened after that, cricket going down in Kenya, that was the most memorable time of my career. To compete the way we did, make it to the finals, to be the team captain, these will be my memories for a long, long time to come," said Tikolo.

"We are capable of that. What we are planning is to go to the World Cup and be competitive. We don't just want to make up numbers."

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • Taimur Huk on March 6, 2007, 2:06 GMT

    i would love to see kenya do well in the WC, even build upon their success in '03 WC. it will make the game of cricket even more competitive. i hope ireland, scotland, and all the other minnows do very well. competition is always good for the sport.

  • Taimur Huk on March 6, 2007, 2:06 GMT

    i would love to see kenya do well in the WC, even build upon their success in '03 WC. it will make the game of cricket even more competitive. i hope ireland, scotland, and all the other minnows do very well. competition is always good for the sport.

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  • Taimur Huk on March 6, 2007, 2:06 GMT

    i would love to see kenya do well in the WC, even build upon their success in '03 WC. it will make the game of cricket even more competitive. i hope ireland, scotland, and all the other minnows do very well. competition is always good for the sport.