Alex Obanda      

Full name Alex Auma Obanda

Born December 25, 1987, Nairobi, Kenya

Current age 31 years 266 days

Major teams Kenya, Africa XI, Southern Rocks

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Alex Auma Obanda
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 49 45 2 1306 96* 30.37 1764 74.03 0 9 127 39 15 0
T20Is 27 25 2 359 79 15.60 328 109.45 0 1 48 7 4 0
First-class 17 33 1 856 114 26.75 1726 49.59 1 4 110 2 8 0
List A 92 86 4 2221 100 27.08 1 14 30 0
T20s 70 66 4 1240 86* 20.00 1033 120.03 0 4 139 44 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 92 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Kenya v Canada at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 18, 2007 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Scotland at Christchurch, Jan 30, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 4, 2007 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 Scotland v Kenya at Aberdeen, Jul 7-9, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Kenya v Sri Lanka A at Nairobi (Gym), Aug 16, 2007 scorecard
Last List A Kenya v Oman at Windhoek, Feb 14, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Kenya v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 4, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Uganda v Kenya at Kampala, May 22, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Kenya v Uganda Kampala 22 May 2019 T20I # 784
7 Kenya v Ghana Kampala 21 May 2019 T20I # 781
27 Kenya v Nigeria Kampala 20 May 2019 T20I # 776
59 Kenya v Denmark Al Amerat 18 Nov 2018 Other OD
23 Kenya v Singapore Al Amerat 16 Nov 2018 Other OD
11 Kenya v Uganda Al Amerat 13 Nov 2018 Other OD
11 Kenya v U.S.A. Al Amerat 12 Nov 2018 Other OD
0 Kenya v Oman Al Amerat 9 Nov 2018 Other OD
49 Kenya v Namibia East London 16 Sep 2018 T20
28 Kenya v Border East London 15 Sep 2018 T20
Profile

Alex Obanda, a top-order strokemaker who is particular strong through the off side, he has been considered one of the most promising young batsmen for some time. He represented Kenya at Under-17 level while still only 14, and in 2007 he was one of the successes of Kenya's participation in Zimbabwe's Logan Cup, scoring 386 runs at 38.60 including a maiden first-class hundred. That won him selection for the Africa XI in the Afro-Asia Cup in June, but he struggled in two outings against India A in August, making three ducks in four innings. He was nevertheless rewarded with selection for the full Kenya side in the Twenty20 World Championship.
Martin Williamson

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Nov 18, 2018

Alex Obanda turns his bat into a mock sniper rifle to celebrate a half-century, Denmark v Kenya, ICC World Cricket League Division Three, Al Amerat, November 18, 2018

Alex Obanda turns his bat into a mock sniper rifle to celebrate a half-century

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Nov 18, 2018

Alex Obanda flicks over mid-on for a boundary, Denmark v Kenya, ICC World Cricket League Division Three, Al Amerat, November 18, 2018

Alex Obanda flicks over mid-on for a boundary

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Jan 19, 2014

Alex Obanda celebrates after scoring a fifty, Kenya v Uganda, ICC World Cup 2015 Qualifier, Group B, Mount Maunganui, January 19, 2014

Alex Obanda celebrates after scoring a fifty

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