Thomas Odoyo

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Thomas Odoyo
Personal information
Full name Thomas Odoyo Migai
Born (1978-05-12) 12 May 1978 (age 37)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 5) 18 February 1996 v India
Last ODI 20 March 2011 v Zimbabwe
T20I debut (cap 7) 1 September 2007 v Bangladesh
Last T20I 24 November 2013 v Afghanistan
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC List A T20I
Matches 134 41 199 11
Runs scored 2,418 1,525 3,759 95
Batting average 23.94 26.75 25.57 9.50
100s/50s 1/8 2/8 1/17 0/0
Top score 111* 137 111* 22
Balls bowled 5,544 4,475 7,897 216
Wickets 141 87 211 11
Bowling average 29.98 25.37 27.99 15.45
5 wickets in innings 0 3 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/25 5/21 5/27 3/17
Catches/stumpings 26/– 13/– 43/– 5/–
Source: CricketArchive,, 19 January 2014

Thomas Odoyo Migai (born 12 May 1978 in Nairobi) is a Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed medium-fast bowler. Odoyo went to city primary school Then City High School, Nairobi. He was a ball boy at Gymkhana as a kid but once they let him play he never stopped amazing the officials and eventually fans. He played a great role in making cricket popular in Kenya.

Having represented Kenya in the 1996 World Cup, Odoyo's performances have since been critical to the team. His powerful batting throughout the middle-order and his seam bowling has led to Kenyan commentators labelling him the "Black Botham".[1] Odoyo has since formed a bowling partnership with Martin Suji, and in 1997–98 set a then-world record One Day International seventh-wicket stand of 119 with Suji's brother Tony.

He is the first and only Kenyan bowler thus far to achieve the double of 50 wickets and 1000 runs and the only to have reached 100 wickets. Though injury forced him out of the Carib Beer Cup in 2003–04, he played once again for the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy

Thomas Odoyo performed well in Kenya's tour of Zimbabwe in 2006. He scored a few runs and took 8 wickets in 4 matches as Kenya drew the series with Zimbabwe at 2–2. In 2008 Thomas Odoyo was selected as captain of The Northern Nomads franchise in Kenya's domestic cricket competition the Sahara Elite League

Man of the Match awards[edit]


  1. ^ Thomas Odoyo, England Cricket Board, retrieved 24 February 2011 

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