Kenya women's national cricket team

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Coach Lameck Ngoche
Captain Emily Ruto
First international
5 January 2006 v Kenya A
as of April 21, 2016

The Kenya national women's cricket team is the team that represents the country of Kenya in international women's cricket. Their first matches were in January 2006 when they played a triangular series against Kenya A and Uganda.

They played in the African regional qualifiers for the 2009 World Cup in December 2006 against Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. They performed poorly in the tournament, finishing in last place. In December 2009,they won the Africa Women Championships under the captainship of Emily Ruto.

In 2008, Sarah Bhakita scored unbeaten 186 against Rwanda to emerge the second woman in the world to achieve the feat in an international match. The Kenya Lwomen's Cricket team also participated in the World Cup Qualifiers held in Nairobi in December 2010, missing an opportunity to represent the continent by negligible scores, having tied with Zimbabwe at second place. South Africa who won all their matches and Zimbabwe achieved that feat instead.[1]

In December 2011, the women' team represented the country in Kampala, Uganda at the annual Africa Cricket Championships finishing fourth after the winners Uganda, Tanzania and Namibia. the other participating countries were Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

In April 2016, they will play in 2016 ICC Africa Women's World Twenty20 to qualify for 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 in West Indies.[2][3]

Current Squad[edit]

The are the player who played in 2016 ICC Africa Women's World Twenty20:[4]

  • Sylvia Kinyua - Captain
  • Sarah Bhakita
  • Margaret Banja
  • Mary Bele
  • Mercyline Adhiambo
  • Mary Wambui
  • Daisy Wairimu
  • Ruth Mwihaki
  • Edith Wanjiru
  • Queentor Aoko
  • Venesa Adhiambo
  • Ruth Ambiyo
  • Esther Wangare
  • Sharon Juma

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