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Kennedy Otieno      

Full name Kennedy Otieno Obuya

Born March 11, 1972, Nairobi

Current age 42 years 190 days

Major teams Kenya, Aga Khan Sports Club, Kongonis, University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI

Also known as Kennedy Obuya

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - DO Obuya, Brother - CO Obuya

Kennedy Otieno Obuya
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 90 87 1 2016 144 23.44 3561 56.61 2 12 43 14
T20Is 4 4 0 74 40 18.50 79 93.67 0 0 5 2 2 0
First-class 33 57 0 1330 104 23.33 1 9 47 2
List A 146 142 6 3616 144 26.58 4 21 74 17
Twenty20 4 4 0 74 40 18.50 79 93.67 0 0 5 2 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 90 1 6 5 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 33 24 24 1 1/24 1/24 24.00 6.00 24.0 0 0 0
List A 146 6 5 0 - - - 5.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut India v Kenya at Cuttack, Feb 18, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Ireland v Kenya at Dublin, Jul 11, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Kenya v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 4, 2008 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Ireland v Kenya at Eglinton, Jul 3-6, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Ireland v Kenya at Dublin, Jul 11, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kenya v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 4, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
28 Kongonis v Rwenzori Nairobi (Club) 26 Aug 2012 Other OD
8 Kongonis v Nile Knights Kampala 19 Aug 2012 Other OD
- Kongonis v Nile Knights Kampala 18 Aug 2012 Other T20
19 Kongonis v Kanbis Nairobi (Club) 5 Aug 2012 Other OD
- Kongonis v Kanbis Nairobi (Club) 4 Aug 2012 Other T20
5 Kongonis v Nile Knights Nairobi (Gym) 29 Jan 2012 Other OD
64 Kongonis v Nile Knights Nairobi (Club) 16 Oct 2011 Other OD
0c/1s, 63* Kongonis v Nile Knights Nairobi (Club) 15 Oct 2011 Other T20
16 Kongonis v Buffaloes Nairobi (Gym) 2 Oct 2011 Other OD
39 Kongonis v Rwenzori Nairobi (Club) 25 Sep 2011 Other OD
Profile

A punishing right-hand batsman and efficient wicketkeeper, Kennedy Otieno was an ever-present for Kenya since he made his debut in 1993. His finest hour with the bat came in 1997 when he smashed 144 against Bangladesh, adding a then world-record 225 for the first wicket with Deepak Chuasama. He punished Bangladesh A in 2002, with 146 not out. He was also instrumental as Kenya reached the 2003 World Cup semi-finals. He featured in every game, scoring 60 in Kenya's win against Sri Lanka and blasting 79 against India in a Super Six defeat. His form suffered from a lack of matches, but he spent time in Australia in 2005-06, and even had some coaching from Rod Marsh, and he returned in great form with the bat in Zimbabwe later in that season. But he surprisingly chose to take a club contract in Australia in 2006-07 and so ruled himself out of contention for a place in the World Cup squad, a move which seemed to end his international career, but he subsequently returned although was unable to recreate his former form. His brothers, David and Collins Obuya, also play for Kenya's international side.
Martin Williamson

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Apr 8, 2009

Kennedy Otieno was the Man of the Match, Denmark v Kenya, World Cup Qualifiers, Potchefstroom, April 8, 2009

Kennedy Otieno was the Man of the Match

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Apr 8, 2009

Kennedy Otieno hits down the ground, Denmark v Kenya, World Cup Qualifiers, Potchefstroom, April 8, 2009

Kennedy Otieno hits down the ground

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Mar 23, 2006

Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates Kennedy Otieno's wicket, 
Bangladesh v Kenya, 3rd ODI, Fatullah, March 23 2006

Mashrafe Mortaza celebrates Kennedy Otieno's wicket

© AFP

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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