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Collins Obuya

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Kenya, Kenya Invitation XI, Warwickshire, University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI, Kenya Under-19
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | Ex Skipper-ODI | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
51
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Kenya
Born:
July 27, 1981, Nairobi

Profile

A right-hand batsman and a leg spinner, Collins Obuya shot to prominence in the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, as his team shocked the cricketing fraternity by entering the semi-finals.

“Collo” as he is nicknamed, impressed with 13 wickets at 28.76 in the WC, which subsequently earned him a one-year stint with Warwickshire. Obuya was unlucky to have missed out on a place in the team for the 2004 Champions Trophy. He then joined his teammates for the players' strike and proceeded to play club cricket for South Africa. His struggle with the ball continued and despite repeated efforts, he failed to capitalize on it. Obuya then concentrated fully on his batting and has been the team's specialist batsman since then.

Post Kenya's awful performance in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, the then Kenyan captain, Jimmy Kamande was removed from captaincy and replaced with Collins Obuya. This move came just one day after Mike Hesson, the New Zealander, was appointed Kenya's coach. 


Fast Facts

  • Collins Obuya is the brother of former Kenyan cricketers, Kennedy Otieno and David Obuya.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 104 89 2044 9 25.55 68.56 0 11 98*
T20 26 24 507 6 28.16 109.50 0 3 75*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 104 49 1818 1637 35 5/24 / 46.77 5.40 0 1 0 64
T20 26 10 183 202 11 3/17 / 18.36 6.62 0 0 0 9
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 43 0 12
T20 14 0 5
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 10 3 7 0 0 30
T20 17 6 11 0 0 35.29

Career

Span:
ODI:
2001-2014
 
T20:
2007-2013
ODI
Debut:
Kenya Vs West Indies at Simba Union Ground, Nairobi - Aug 15, 2001
Last played:
Kenya Vs Scotland at Hagley Oval, Christchurch - Jan 30, 2014
T20
Debut:
Kenya Vs Bangladesh at Nairobi Gymkhana Club Ground, Nairobi - Sep 01, 2007
Last played:
Kenya Vs Canada at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Nov 26, 2013
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