Kenya have named a 16-man squad for their crucial Intercontinental Cup clash against Ireland starting on October 11.
Captained by Steve Tikolo, the squad includes a call-up for Seren Waters, the 18-year-old son of David - one of Kenya cricket's stalwarts and their former chief selector. Waters, a highly talent right-hander educated at Cranleigh School in England, is the youngest member of a team with a good deal of experience.
He has represented various Surrey age groups and last summer played his club cricket for Weybridge in Surrey, a side captain by another Kenyan international, Abeed Janmohamed. In July, Waters scored 48 for an XI captained by Janmohamed against the touring Kenyan team.
Despite some dismal performances of late and much criticism, the selectors have resisted the temptation to make widespread changes. They have continued to keep faith in some players who might not unfairly be thought to have had more than their fair share of opportunities. Tony Suji, with only two scores over fifty in 26 first-class matches and a career average of 15.10 keeps his place.
The winners will face Namibia, who Ireland defeated last week, in the final to be played in South Africa.