Kenya cricket team have announced a 14-member squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Nepal. The series will get underway on August 25 (Thursday) at the Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground.
Led by Shem Ngoche, the hosts have named a balanced as they look to topple Nepal to mark the return of international cricket in the country after a decade. A lot will depend on senior batter Alex Obanda, who has experience of playing 49 ODIs and 42 T20Is. Wicketkeeper-batter Irfan Karim also has some experience under his belt.
The bowling attack will be led by Nehemiah Odhiambo, who brings in tons of experience along with himself. Kenya will have to fire in unison to upset a seasoned Nepal team led by star spinner Sandeep Lamichhane.
Kenya squad: Alex Obanda, Sukdeep Sigh, Irfan Karim (wk), Rakep Patel, Collins Obuya, Sachi Budhia, Nelson Odhiambo, Emmanuel Bundi, Eugen Ochieng, Vraj Patel, Elijah Otieno, Shem Ngoche (capt), Lucas Oluoch, Nehemiah Odhiambo
Manoj Patel, chairman of Cricket Kenya is delighted with cricket returning to the country after a long break. Speaking exclusively to CricFit, he said:
“We are extremely excited to host Nepal and would like to thank ‘Cricket Association of Nepal’ for accepting our invitation. This tournament will only solidify the relationship between the two countries. But its Kenyan cricket fans and players who stand to benefit the most from this tournament. I invite everyone in Kenya to be a part of this historic event and make this a grand success.”
Kenya vs Nepal 2022 – Full schedule
Thursday – August 25 – 1st T20I
Friday – August 26 – 2nd T20I
Sunday – August 28 – 3rd T20I
Monday – August 29 – 4th T20I
Tuesday – August 20 – 5th T20I
THREE ONE DAYS
Friday – Sep 2 – 1st Match
Saturday – Sep 3 – 2nd Match
Monday – Sep 5 – 3rd Match