|Full name||Collins Omondi Obuya|
27 July 1981 |
|Bowling style||Right arm leg spin|
|Relations||David Obuya (brother)
Kennedy Obuya (brother)
|ODI debut (cap 23)||15 August 2001 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||04 October 2013 v Afghanistan|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 26 November 2013
Collins Omondi Obuya (born 27 July 1981) is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and leg spin bowler. He came to prominence in the 2003 Cricket World Cup where he was one of Kenya's major performers as they reached the semi-finals.
Obuya picked up 13 wickets at 28.76 in the 2003 World Cup and took a career best 5 for 24 in Kenya's win over Sri Lanka at Nairobi. He awarded man of the match. His success in the competition persuaded Warwickshire to offer him a one-year contract to play county cricket in England in the 2003 season. The stint was in all unsuccessful although he scored a 50 on his Championship debut and participated in half a dozen Twenty20 cricket games.
His season with Warwickshire preceded a downhill drop in Obuya's career. He suffered from appendicitis and thus missed the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy. Soon after, he joined a players' strike and left England to go to South Africa. Due mainly to lack of match practice, Obuya began to struggle with his bowling, and in November 2005, he travelled to Australia to train with spin-bowling coach Terry Jenner. The five-week trip was not successful, and as a result, Obuya decided to develop his batting so that he could play as a specialist batsman instead.