Home > News >

Kenya still hopeful of good show in World Cricket League

Kenya still hopeful of good show in World Cricket League

Kenya are currently in second last spot with 22 points with no win and three losses from four matches © Getty Images

Nairobi: Mar 4, 2013

Kenya is hanging on to hope it will be able to turn around the tide and clinch their first victory in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League Championship and Intercontinental Cup in Dubai next week.

Coach Robin Brown will lead Kenya in the campaign against Canada at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai, March 11, reports Xinhua.

Kenya are currently in second last spot with 22 points with no win and three losses from four matches. This is just one place above bottom placed Canada, who have only 10 points from as many matches.

“It is a good opportunity for the team to showcase their skills after a strong show in Uganda and Tanzania. We aim for a win in Dubai and see what happens thereafter,” said Brown Sunday in Nairobi.

The team jetted out on Sunday for Dubai. The ICC World Cricket League Championship was due to be played in Nairobi but was switched to Dubai amid fears of insecurity raising from the Kenya’s general elections, March 4.

The coach has since made three changes from the squad that played in Uganda. Emmanuel Bundi, Dominic Wesonga and Lucas Oluoch have been axed from the squad, which helped Kenya clinch the Pepsi African Twenty20 Continental title in Kampala, Uganda last week.

The trio were left behind as Brown showed his confidence in picking Shem Obado, Elijah Otieno and Duncan Allan to take over their positions.

Kenya will play Canada in four-dayer matches for both the ICC World Cricket League Championship. The two teams will thereafter play two One-Day Internationals at the same venue.

Captain Collins Obuya is certain Kenya will weather the storm from Canada and post its first victory and improve their rankings in the tournament.

“We are optimistic, especially after a morale boosting show in Kampala. The boys will stand out to be counted and edge out Canada. However, it will not be a simple game,” Obuya said Sunday.

“We have not had a good run at the ICC World Cricket League Championship and we need to turn around the results this time round. The players are fully aware of what is needed of them. The team will be up to the task in Dubai,” said Obuya.

Other teams taking part in the ICC World Cricket League Championship are Ireland, UAE, Namibia and Netherlands. Kenya lost against Namibia, UAE and Ireland but managed a draw with the Netherlands.

The ICC World Cricket League Championship is also being used as qualifiers for 2015 ICC World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Giants Ireland and Scotland are on top of the eight teams table. Only top two teams from the Cricket League will qualify automatically for the World Cup.

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (08:50 IST)   at Sydney

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Chittagong

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 20, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled(Match rescheduled to 21/11/2014)

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

PCB’s biggest challenge is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan: Subhan Ahmad

Tim Southee’s 50 Test sixes and related records

India vs Australia 2014: India may have heavy dose of pace in store in 1st Test

Ross Taylor’s crucial knock against Pakistan will boost his sub-par subcontinent record

Stuart Binny — can the all-rounder be a trump card for India in ODIs?

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014

India’s fortunes in Australia depend on batsmen: Rahul Dravid

Inaugural Deaf and Dumb Asian T20 series begins in Dharamsala

Tom Latham should open during ICC World Cup 2015, says Mark Greatbatch

Cricket Australia mess up with Team India’s arrival timing

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014: Misbah-ul-Haq laments missed chances

Rohit Sharma: India are serious contenders

South Africa may lose momentum ahead of ICC World Cup 2015

Has Umesh Yadav cemented his place in India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

The Melbourne Cricket Club is formed

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Sabbir Rahman fires explosive 44 on debut

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Watch Free Live Streaming & Telecast of Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 Football 37th Match between Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

PK Tharki Chokro making: Rancho aka Aamir Khan and Munna Bhai aka Sanjay Dutt shake legs to this folk number

Simbu-Hansika’s Vaalu slated for Christmas release!

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Will Raman and Ishita help Mihika with her plans?

Alibaba to launch its Taobao marketplace in international markets: Reuters

8 reasons to add rosemary to your diet

eBay India ‘Black Friday’ sale kicks off today

How many calories do bananas have?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here