Full Name Collins Obuya
Born July 27, 1981
Nairobi
Age 35 Years, 9 Months, 0 Days
National Side Kenya
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break
Teams Played Kenya, Kenya Invitation XI, Warwickshire, University of West Indies Vice Chancellor's XI, Kenya
Man of the Match ODI - 2, World Cup - 2, T20I - 1,
Career Span [ODI, 2001 - 2014], [World Cup, 2003 - 2011], [T20I, 2007 - 2013],

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.

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Collins Obuya Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
ODI 104 89 9 2044 98* v AUS 0 11 160 30 25.55 68.56 43 0
World Cup 18 15 2 362 98* v AUS 0 2 27 9 27.84 68.56 6 0
T20I 26 24 6 507 75* v NED 0 3 37 10 28.16 109.50 14 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
ODI 49 303.0 8 1637 35 5/24 v SL 2 1 46.77 5.40 51.94
World Cup 15 92.3 4 462 14 5/24 v SL 1 1 33.00 4.99 39.64
T20I 10 30.3 0 202 11 3/17 v CAN 1 0 18.36 6.62 16.63

Collins Obuya 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. 

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