Kenya tour of Zimbabwe 2009-10 October 2, 2009

Aga earns recall for Zimbabwe tour

Cricinfo staff

Former Kenya captain Ragheb Aga has been recalled to the Kenyan squad, replacing opener Seren Waters for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe.

The 25-year-old Sussex fast bowler, who captained the national side for two months - in October and November 2004 - has joined the touring side in Nairobi for training practice ahead of Monday's departure to Harare, Kenya Cricket officials said today.

Waters, who scored his maiden century during Kenya's 247-run victory against Canada in Toronto in August this year, is unavailable as he has just started at Durham University. The 19-year-old right-hander, who has British and Kenyan nationality, was also awarded an emerging player contract to play for Surrey after winning the Second XI Championship title in September.

Kenya, who are currently second in the Intercontinental Cup, will take on Zimbabwe at the Kwekwe Sports Club from October 7-10, as part of a fixture in the same tournament. They will also play five ODIs at the Harare Sports Club.

The Zimbabwe series will prove to a big test for new Kenya coach Eldine Baptiste, the former West Indies allrounder, who took charge three weeks ago.

Zimbabwe, who are fielding their 'A' team led by former Test captain Tatenda Taibu in the Intercontinental Cup, have a 25-point lead over Kenya in the ODI rankings.