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Kenya v Bermuda, Intercontinental Cup, Nairobi

Onyango recall raises a few eyebrows

Cricinfo staff

November 3, 2006

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Cricket Kenya has named a 14-man squad for the Intercontinental Cup tie against Bermuda which starts this Sunday at the Nairobi Gymkhana.

The main surprise is the recall of 33-year-old Lameck Onyango who has been sidelined by a knee injury. His international record hardly warrants another chance - in five ODIs he has made 30 runs and taken one wicket, and his last appearance was four years ago when he batted at No. 11 and was not asked to bowl.

Morris Ouma and David Obuya are likely to open the innings in place of Kennedy Otieno, who is playing club cricket in Australia.

There is a youthful look to the side, however. Tanmay Mishra, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Maurice Ouma and Hiren Varaiya will return from South Africa, where they have been attending a four-week Winter Training Camp in Durban, in time for the match.

Nairobi has been hit by heavy storms and flooding all week, but the groundsman at the Gymkhana said the match was not in doubt. "It's been very dry underground and that is why the outfield is still dry. I will only be worried if there is heavy rain for five days. As for the square, we have enough covers to protect it."

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