Collins Obuya      

Full name Collins Omondi Obuya

Born July 27, 1981, Nairobi

Current age 38 years 136 days

Major teams Kenya, Africa XI, Warwickshire

Also known as Collins Omondi

Nickname Collo

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Brother - KO Otieno, Brother - DO Obuya

Collins Omondi Obuya
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 104 89 9 2044 98* 25.55 2981 68.56 0 11 160 30 43 0
T20Is 35 33 6 691 75* 25.59 649 106.47 0 4 47 17 20 0
First-class 52 87 9 2378 103 30.48 2 14 36 0
List A 189 162 17 3698 106 25.50 2 19 83 0
T20s 97 90 16 1932 100* 26.10 1693 114.11 1 10 144 55 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 104 49 1818 1637 35 5/24 5/24 46.77 5.40 51.9 0 1 0
T20Is 35 18 314 334 23 4/27 4/27 14.52 6.38 13.6 1 0 0
First-class 52 4185 2611 68 5/97 38.39 3.74 61.5 1 0
List A 189 3285 2887 75 5/24 5/24 38.49 5.27 43.8 1 1 0
T20s 97 51 760 909 47 5/24 5/24 19.34 7.17 16.1 1 1 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Kenya v West Indies at Nairobi, Aug 15, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Scotland at Christchurch, Jan 30, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Bangladesh at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 1, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Kenya v Papua New Guinea at Dubai (DSC), Oct 27, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Afghanistan v Kenya at ICCA Dubai, Oct 6-8, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Jersey v Kenya at Al Amerat, Dec 9, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last T20s Kenya v Papua New Guinea at Dubai (DSC), Oct 27, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/29 Kenya v Jersey Al Amerat 9 Dec 2019 LA
2/35 Kenya v Bermuda Al Amerat 8 Dec 2019 LA
36, 0/29 Kenya v Uganda Al Amerat 5 Dec 2019 LA
5, 3/38 Kenya v Italy Al Amerat 3 Dec 2019 LA
2/17, 10 Kenya v P.N.G. Dubai (DSC) 27 Oct 2019 T20I # 979
1/22, 7 Kenya v Namibia Dubai (DSC) 25 Oct 2019 T20I # 969
0/10, 16 Kenya v Singapore ICCA 2 Dubai 23 Oct 2019 T20I # 960
4, 4/27 Kenya v Bermuda ICCA Dubai 21 Oct 2019 T20I # 953
2/12, 16 Kenya v Scotland ICCA 2 Dubai 19 Oct 2019 T20I # 943
2/16, 63 Kenya v Netherlands ICCA Dubai 18 Oct 2019 T20I # 937
Profile

Collins Obuya hit the headlines as a legspinning allrounder in the 2003 World Cup during Kenya's astonishing march to the semi-finals, where he picked up 13 wickets at 28.76, including 5 for 24 in the victory over Sri Lanka at Nairobi. That won him a one-year contract with Warwickshire, but he failed to make any impression. He missed his next chance on the big stage when appendicitis ruled him out of the 2004 Champions Trophy, and he then joined the players' strike which followed before heading to South Africa to play club cricket. His continued to struggle with his bowling, and in November 2005 he went to Australia for five weeks to spend time with Terry Jenner in a bid to recapture it. That failed, and Obuya had to develop his batting and he now plays as a specialist batsman and a very good fielder.
Martin Williamson February 2007

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Oct 18, 2019

Collins Obuya smokes a flat six over long-on, Kenya v Netherlands, T20 World Cup Qualifier, Dubai, October 18, 2019

Collins Obuya smokes a flat six over long-on

© Peter Della Penna

Jan 19, 2014

Collins Obuya lines up to play a shot through the off side, Kenya v Uganda, ICC World Cup 2015 Qualifier, Group B, Mount Maunganui, January 19, 2014

Collins Obuya lines up to play a shot through the off side

© IDI/Getty

Jan 13, 2014

Collins Obuya launches down the ground, Kenya v Papua New Guinea,  World Cup 2015 qualifiers, New Plymouth, January 13, 2014

Collins Obuya launches down the ground

© IDI/Getty