|Full name||Kennedy Otieno Obuya|
11 March 1972 |
|Relations||David Obuya (brother)
Collins Obuya (brother)
|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|
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.
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. as well as two centuries in the 2-day league earning him a recall to the national squad.
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.
One Day International centuries
|Kennedy Otieno's One Day International centuries|
|1||144||10||Bangladesh||Nairobi, Kenya||Gymkhana Club Ground||1997||Won|
|2||120||24||Bangladesh||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium||1999||Won|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|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.|
|2||Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka||24 March 1999||120 (137 balls: 8x4, 6x6) ; WK||Kenya won by 73 runs.|
Twenty20 International cricket
Man of the match awards
|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.|
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