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David Obuya      

Full name David Oluoch Obuya

Born August 14, 1979, Nairobi

Current age 35 years 71 days

Major teams Kenya

Nickname Oloo, Terenge or Lion

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - KO Otieno, Brother - CO Obuya

David Oluoch Obuya
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 74 73 3 1355 93 19.35 2135 63.46 0 6 152 12 39 5
T20Is 10 10 2 216 65* 27.00 228 94.73 0 2 22 4 2 1
First-class 23 43 2 1196 115 29.17 2 6 32 3
List A 97 95 6 1883 93 21.15 0 10 56 14
Twenty20 19 14 3 264 65* 24.00 289 91.34 0 2 27 5 6 6
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 97 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut Kenya v West Indies at Nairobi, Aug 15, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Kenya v Ireland at Mombasa, Feb 20, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Bangladesh at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 1, 2007 scorecard
Last T20I Ireland v Kenya at Dubai (DSC), Mar 14, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001
Last First-class Kenya v Afghanistan at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 2-5, 2010 scorecard
List A debut 2001
Last List A Kenya v Ireland at Mombasa, Feb 20, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kenya v Bangladesh at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 1, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA), Mar 23, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9 Rift v Kanbis Nakuru 19 Aug 2012 Other OD
4 Rift v Kanbis Nakuru 18 Aug 2012 Other T20
13 Rift v Rwenzori Kampala 12 Aug 2012 Other OD
9 Rift v Rwenzori Kampala 11 Aug 2012 Other T20
11, 0c/1s Rift v Coast Pekee Mombasa 5 Aug 2012 Other OD
0c/0s, 44 Rift v Coast Pekee Mombasa 4 Aug 2012 Other T20
4*, 0c/3s Kenya v Italy Dubai (CA) 23 Mar 2012 T20
0c/0s Kenya v Nepal Dubai (CA) 22 Mar 2012 T20
1c/0s Kenya v Uganda Dubai (CA2) 20 Mar 2012 T20
3c/0s Kenya v U.S.A. Abu Dhabi 19 Mar 2012 T20
Profile

David Obuya was the wicketkeeping understudy to older brother Kennedy Otieno, but when Kennedy chose to play club cricket in Australia, he took over the gloves. He did enjoy a long run in the side between 2001 and 2003 but failed to make the hoped-for impression with the bat and when he was recalled in 2005-06 it was something of a surprise, but he has turned in some better performances since then to cement his position. Obuya missed out on selection for the games against a visiting Pakistan Academy side in 2008 - a quiet cricketing year for him - but received more opportunities in 2009 and his batting was one of the only bright spots in an otherwise disastrous tour to Zimbabwe in October 2009 as he registered scores of 49, 56, 49 and 27 in the series. Obuya also seemed to have found his feet as a Twenty20 batsman in Kenya's rout of Uganda and Scotland in the home tri-series, striking consecutive half-centuries in two thumping wins over Scotland in February 2010. Later that month, he hit his second first-class century - and highest score in four-day cricket - in making 115 in the first innings of an Intercontinental Cup game against Netheralnds, and followed that up with 58 as Kenya wrapped up a five-wicket win. Obuya's run of form was cut short by injury, however, and he was forced to miss Kenya's controversial trip to the World Cricket League Division One tournament in Netherlands in July 2010.
Liam Brickhill

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Mar 1, 2011

David Obuya drives down the ground during his 51, Sri Lanka v Kenya, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 1, 2011

David Obuya drives down the ground during his 51

© AFP

Mar 1, 2011

David Obuya and Collins Obuya take a run during their half-century partnership, Sri Lanka v Kenya, Group A, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 1, 2011

David Obuya and Collins Obuya take a run during their half-century partnership

© AFP

Feb 28, 2011

Elijah Otieno and David Obuya warm up during Kenya's training session, Colombo, February 28, 2011

Elijah Otieno and David Obuya warm up during Kenya's training session

© Associated Press

Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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