Kennedy Otieno

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Kennedy Obuya
Personal information
Full name Kennedy Otieno Obuya
Born (1972-03-11) 11 March 1972 (age 45)
Nairobi, Kenya
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Relations David Obuya (brother)
Collins Obuya (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 8) 18 February 1996 v India
Last ODI 11 July 2009 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 17) 2 August 2008 v Netherlands
Last T20I 4 August 2008 v Ireland
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC List A
Matches 90 4 33 146
Runs scored 2,016 74 1,330 3,616
Batting average 23.44 18.50 23.33 26.58
100s/50s 2/12 0/0 1/9 4/21
Top score 144 40 104 144
Balls bowled 6 24 6
Wickets 0 1 0
Bowling average - 24.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/5 1/24 0/5
Catches/stumpings 43/14 2/0 47/2 74/17
Source: Cricinfo, 14 May 2017

Kennedy Otieno Obuya (born 11 March 1972), or Kennedy Obuya, is a former Kenyan international cricketer. A right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Otieno is the brother of fellow internationals Collins and David Obuya.

Domestic career[edit]

In 2008, Otieno was selected as captain of The Southern Stars, a team in Kenya's recently launched domestic cricket competition the Sahara Elite League. His most recent big scores came when he made 93 in The Southern Stars only win in the One day edition of the Sahara Elite league.[1] as well as two centuries in the 2-day league earning him a recall to the national squad.[2]

International career[edit]

Kennedy made his ODI debut in 1996, but had his finest innings in 1997, a 144 against Bangladesh, in a then-world-record 225 partnership with Dipak Chudasama. He was one of the key players during the 2003 Cricket World Cup, where he played in every game, and he played 71 of Kenya's 74 ODIs between the 1996 World Cup and the 2005–06 tour of Bangladesh (only missing three home matches against West Indies in 2001). However, he was dropped for the first 2006 Intercontinental Cup first class game against the Netherlands, and vowed to quit international cricket as a result.[3]

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Kennedy Otieno's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 144 10  Bangladesh Kenya Nairobi, Kenya Gymkhana Club Ground 1997 Won
2 120 24  Bangladesh Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium 1999 Won

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi 10 October 1997 144 (146 balls: 12x4, 1x6) ; WK 1 Ct.  Kenya won by 150 runs.[4]
2 Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka 24 March 1999 120 (137 balls: 8x4, 6x6) ; WK  Kenya won by 73 runs.[5]

Twenty20 International cricket[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

S No Series Season Opponent Match Performance Result
1 2008 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2008 Canada 40 (42 balls: 2x4, 2x6)  Kenya won by 4 wickets.[6]

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