|Full name||Stephen Ogonji Tikolo|
25 June 1971 |
|Bowling||Right arm medium/off spin|
|Relations||Tom Tikolo (brother)
David Tikolo (brother)
|ODI debut (cap 11)||18 February 1996 v India|
|Last ODI||23 January 2014 v Netherlands|
|ODI shirt no.||5|
|T20I debut (cap 10)||1 September 2007 v Bangladesh|
|Last T20I||26 November 2013 v Canada|
|T20I shirt no.||5|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 12 May 2017
Stephen Ogonji Tikolo (born 25 June 1971) is a former Kenya cricketer, and a former ODI captain. Widely regarded as the greatest Kenyan cricketer ever, Tikolo has scored the most runs and taken the second most wickets for the team in ODI's.
- 1 Family
- 2 Domestic career
- 3 International career
- 4 Coaching career
- 5 International centuries
- 6 First Class Centuries
- 7 International Awards
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Tikolo is a right-handed middle order batsman and part-time right-arm medium pace and off-spin bowler. Tikolo has previously represented Border in South African domestic cricket and has also spent time playing in England and Bangladesh. Most recently he has been playing club cricket in England and in Kenya he plays for Swamibapa Cricket Club in Nairobi.
In 2005 Tikolo was signed by Haverigg to play cricket in England.
In 1996 Cricket World Cup, Tikolo made his ODI debut for Kenya. Coming in at 3 for his maiden innings Tikolo made 65 against India. Tikolo went on to play a couple more impressive innings in the Cup, top scoring for his side with 29 in their historic victory over West Indies at Pune and 96 against Sri Lanka at Kandy.
Tikolo further enhanced his reputation as Kenya's premier batsman with 147 against Bangladesh in the 1997 ICC Trophy final. The innings gave them official ODI status and booked Kenya's place in England for the 1999 Cricket World Cup. It was another successful World Cup for Tikolo as he made a pair of 50's against India and England.
In 2002 Tikolo was named as the new Kenyan captain and led from the front in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy with innings of 93 and 69.
Tikolo led the Kenyan national side during their run to the semi finals of the 2003 Cricket World Cup. This was a huge feat for a country that has not even been granted Test status, which is still rated as the best performance by Kenya in international arena.
In 2007 he became the first player from a non Test playing country to appear in 100 ODI games and also 2,500 ODI runs.
In August 2010, months after walking out on the team and indicating he would not play international cricket again, Tikolo has announced his availability for the 2011 World Cup. He announced his retirement after the World Cup but returned at age of 42 when he was recalled for 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in UAE.
Tikolo has also represented an Africa XI against an Asia XI. Tikolo's dominance of Kenyan cricket, is well highlighted that as of January 2007 he possessed six of the nine highest scores by a Kenyan batsman in ODI cricket. Tikolo has made three ODI centuries; 106* against Bangladesh, 111 against Bermuda and 102 against Zimbabwe. He has been dismissed in the 90s on three occasions.
In July 2012 it was announced that Tikolo had been appointed the batting coach of the Ugandan national team but in May 2013, he was coach of Kenya national under-19 cricket team and his first assignment was at the ICC under-19 World Cup Africa qualifiers. During that tenure, Uganda won the T20 African Premier League and qualified for the World Cricket League Division II.
One Day International centuries
|Steve Tikolo's One Day International centuries|
|1||106*||21||Bangladesh||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium||1999||Won|
|2||111||82||Bermuda||Mombasa, Kenya||Mombasa Sports Club||2006||Won|
|3||102||107||Zimbabwe||Nairobi, Kenya||Gymkhana Club Ground||2008||Won|
First Class Centuries
|First class centuries of Steve Tikolo|
|||110||12||Zimbabwe A||Nairobi, Kenya||Gymkhana Club Ground||2001|
|||115*||13||Zimbabwe A||Nairobi, Kenya||Simba Union Ground||2001|
|||117||15||Sri Lanka A||Matara, Sri Lanka||Uyanwatte Stadium||2002|
|||109||26||Pakistan A||Nairobi, Kenya||Simba Union Ground||2004|
|||156||29||India A||Nairobi, Kenya||Simba Union Ground||2004|
|||149||30||Uganda||Kampala, Uganda||Lugogo Stadium||2005|
|||220||34||Bermuda||Windhoek, Namibia||United Ground||2005|
|||177*||35||Ireland||Windhoek, Namibia||Wanderers Cricket Ground||2005|
|||212*||36||Netherlands||Nairobi, Kenya||Gymkhana Club Ground||2006|
|||158||47||Canada||Toronto, Canada||Maple Leaf South-West Ground||2009|
|||169||-||Canada||Toronto, Canada||Maple Leaf South-West Ground||2009|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Bangladesh||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||23 May 1998||65 (75 balls: 4x4) ; 8.2-0-37-2, 1 Ct.||Kenya won by 28 runs.|
|2||Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka||20 March 1999||DNB ; 106* (111 balls: 13x4)||Kenya won by 8 wickets.|
|3||England||St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury||18 May 1999||71 (107 balls: 8x4) ; DNB||England won by 9 wickets.|
|4||South Africa||Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi||30 September 1999||4-0-30-0 ; 67 (87 balls: 9x4)||South Africa won by 24 runs.|
|5||West Indies||Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi||19 August 2001||71 (65 balls: 5x4, 3x6) ; 10-0-43-2||West Indies won by 7 wickets.|
|6||Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||26 February 2006||98 (83 balls: 15x4) ; 5-1-17-1, 1 Ct.||Kenya won by 79 runs.|
|7||Canada||Toronto CSC Club Ground, Toronto||6 August 2006||9-0-14-3, 1 Ct. ; 29* (44 balls: 3x4)||Kenya won by 5 wickets.|
|8||Bermuda||Mombasa Sports Club Ground, Mombasa||14 November 2006||111 (98 balls: 9x4, 1x6) ; 7-1-32-1||Kenya won by 104 runs.|
|9||Canada||Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet||14 March 2007||9-0-34-2, 2 Ct. ; 72* (76 balls: 7x4, 1x6)||Kenya won by 7 wickets.|
Player of the Series awards
|S No||Series||Season||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Bermuda in Kenya||2006/07||Batting: 214 runs (174x4, 2x6: 1x100, 1x50)
Bowling: 21-1-95-2, 1 Ct.
|Kenya won the series 3-0.|
Twenty20 International cricket
Man of the match awards
|S No||Series||Season||Opponent||Match Performance||Result|
|1||2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier||2013/14||Canada||40 (27 balls: 8x4) ; 4-0-16-3||Kenya won by 21 runs.|
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