Rakep Patel      

Full name Rakep Rajendra Patel

Born July 12, 1989, Nairobi, Kenya

Current age 29 years 340 days

Major teams Kenya, Eastern Aces, Kenya A, Kenya Select XI, Kenya Under-17s, Kongonis, Northern Nomads

Also known as Rakep

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Rakep Rajendra Patel
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 39 35 4 621 92 20.03 978 63.49 0 2 56 7 18 0
T20Is 25 21 3 451 55 25.05 347 129.97 0 3 24 29 15 0
First-class 12 24 0 495 130 20.62 966 51.24 1 1 76 3 9 0
List A 81 76 10 1601 124 24.25 1 6 38 0
T20s 78 67 12 1502 103 27.30 1025 146.53 1 9 100 94 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 39 7 168 135 2 1/14 1/14 67.50 4.82 84.0 0 0 0
T20Is 25 4 36 56 2 1/13 1/13 28.00 9.33 18.0 0 0 0
First-class 12 5 78 54 0 - - - 4.15 - 0 0 0
List A 81 28 830 642 15 5/16 5/16 42.80 4.64 55.3 0 1 0
T20s 78 31 399 486 29 4/30 4/30 16.75 7.30 13.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Netherlands v Kenya at Rotterdam, Aug 21, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Scotland at Christchurch, Jan 30, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 4, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Uganda v Kenya at Kampala, May 22, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Westerns v Kenya Select XI at Bulawayo, Apr 19-22, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Afghanistan v Kenya at ICCA Dubai, Oct 6-8, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Netherlands v Kenya at Rotterdam, Aug 21, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Kenya v Oman at Windhoek, Feb 15, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Kenya v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 4, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Uganda v Kenya at Kampala, May 22, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
51* Kenya v Uganda Kampala 22 May 2019 T20I # 784
55 Kenya v Ghana Kampala 21 May 2019 T20I # 781
1/30 Kenya v Nigeria Kampala 20 May 2019 T20I # 776
0, 0/24 Kenya v Denmark Al Amerat 18 Nov 2018 Other OD
52, 0/15 Kenya v Singapore Al Amerat 16 Nov 2018 Other OD
0/11, 22 Kenya v Uganda Al Amerat 13 Nov 2018 Other OD
0/36, 19 Kenya v U.S.A. Al Amerat 12 Nov 2018 Other OD
36, 0/30 Kenya v Oman Al Amerat 9 Nov 2018 Other OD
6, 1/18 Kenya v Namibia East London 16 Sep 2018 T20
10 Kenya v Border East London 15 Sep 2018 T20
Profile

One of Kenyan cricket's clutch of promising youngsters, Rakep Patel is an aggressive right-handed batsman and occasional offspinner. Patel's first outing for Kenya came on his first-class debut, aged 17, for Kenya Select XI against Westerns in Zimbabwe's Logan Cup competition. Patel started his career in the lower middle order, but has since moved up the order and his best ODI performance to date came as an opener when he cracked 92 to help seal a six-wicket win over Netherlands in Nairobi in February 2010. He had to pull out of Kenya's squad for their Intercontinental Cup game against Canada in August 2009 when his father passed away, and captain Maurice Ouma dedicated the victory in that game "to my team-mate's dad". Unafraid to play his shots when the situation warrants, Patel smashed 71 from just 29 balls, including eight sixes, in a 50-over match against Uganda in December 2009. But he is also developing as a batsman in the longer forms of the game, and his 87 helped Kenya chase down a target of 320 in their second innings in an Intercontinental Cup game against Netherlands in February 2010. As Kenya look to rebuild after a turbulent period and re-assert their status as the leading Associate nation, Patel could be an important part of their plans.
Liam Brickhill

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Nov 24, 2013

Rakep Patel plays a sweep shot during his innings of 52, Afghanistan v Kenya, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group B, November 24, 2013

Rakep Patel plays a sweep shot during his innings of 52

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Nov 16, 2013

Rakep Patel struck ten sixes in his 103 from 45 balls, Kenya v Nepal, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group B, Dubai, November 16, 2013

Rakep Patel struck ten sixes in his 103 from 45 balls

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Mar 20, 2013

Rakep Patel celebrates his maiden first-class century, Canada v Kenya, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Sharjah, 3rd day, March 20, 2013

Rakep Patel celebrates his maiden first-class century

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