Martin Suji

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Martin Suji
Personal information
Full name Martin Armon Suji
Born (1971-06-02) 2 June 1971 (age 46)
Nairobi, Kenya
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
Relations Tony Suji (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 9) 18 February 1996 v India
Last ODI 23 March 2006 v Bangladesh
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA
Matches 64 23 107
Runs scored 247 626 4,873
Batting average 8.23 25.04 10.54
100s/50s 0/0 0/3 0/0
Top score 16* 72* 49*
Balls bowled 2,952 2,420 4,873
Wickets 43 25 89
Bowling average 50.93 45.28 38.89
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/24 4/23 4/22
Catches/stumpings 11/– 9/– 20/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 May 2017

Martin Armon Suji (born June 2, 1971 in Nairobi) is a former Kenyan cricketer who played at One-Day International for the Kenyan national side between 1996 and 2006.[1]

A right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler, his overall international career spanned from 1990 to 2006, and included matches at the 1996, 1999, and 2003 World Cups, as well as at the 1990, 1994, and 1997 ICC Trophies.

Suji is the older brother of Tony Suji, who also had a long career for Kenya. The brothers played together at the 1999 and 2003 World Cups.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Following the departure of Roger Harper after the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, Suji was made assistant coach of the national team, assisting the caretaker Alfred Njuguna (later replaced by Andy Kirsten as full time coach in May 2008). In February 2011, he was appointed senior coach of the Ugandan national team, replacing South African Shukri Conrad.[3]

He remained in the role until May 2013, and oversaw the team at several major tournaments, including the 2011 WCL Division Two and 2013 Division Two tournaments, and the 2012 World Twenty20 Qualifier.[4] One of Suji's assistant coaches at Uganda was Steve Tikolo, his former teammate.[5]

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh Aga Khan Sports Club Ground, Nairobi 15 October 1997 10-1-24-4 ; DNB  Kenya won by 8 wickets.[6]
2 Zimbabwe Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein 12 March 2003 8-2-19-3 ; DNB  Kenya won by 7 wickets.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Martin Suji". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  2. ^ Kenya / Players / Tony Suji – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ Dennis Mabuka (3 February 2011). "Martin Suji appointed as Ugandan Cricket team coach" – Michezo Afrika. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. ^ (7 June 2013). "Uganda seeks new national cricket team coach" – African News Xinhua. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Steve Tikolo teams up with Uganda". Cricinfo. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "President's Cup, 5th Match: Kenya v Bangladesh at Nairobi (Aga), Oct 15, 1997". 
  7. ^ "ICC World Cup, 6th Super: Kenya v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 12, 2003".