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Kennedy Otieno

Kennedy Otieno
Personal information
Full name Kennedy Otieno Obuya
Born (1972-03-11) 11 March 1972
Nairobi, Kenya
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Relations David Obuya (brother)
Collins Obuya (brother)
International information
National side
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
Career statistics
Competition ODIs FC List A T20I
Matches 90 34 146 4
Runs scored 2,016 1,363 3,616 74
Batting average 23.44 23.50 26.58 18.50
100s/50s 2/12 1/9 4/21 0/0
Top score 144 104 144 40
Balls bowled 6 24 6
Wickets 0 1 0
Bowling average 24.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 0/5 1/24 0/5
Catches/stumpings 43/14 47/2 74/17 2/0
Source: CricketArchive, 18 July 2009

Kennedy Otieno Obuya (born 11 March 1972), aka 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. Kennedy made his debut in 1993, 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.[1] 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.[2] as well as two centuries in the 2-day league earning him a recall to the national squad.[3]

International centuries

One Day International centuries

Kennedy Otieno's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 144 10  Bangladesh Nairobi, Kenya Gymkhana Club Ground 1997 Won
2 120 24  Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium 1999 Won

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