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News: Kenya dismissed for 98 against India A….

And the indians look to be in a hurry, 29/0 from 2 overs….. first ball from Ongondo smashed for 6!

So much for the improved Kenyan performance…… they suck……

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  1. Suji5
    August 14, 2007 at 3:05 am

    yeah Kenya sucks I cant blame you for having a big ego like our Kenyan players and coach.This just shows how kenya will be walloped in the 20/20.With our openers getting out early by mostly hitting a four then mistiming the ball…. it will be hard to score enough runs on the board.

  2. August 14, 2007 at 5:01 am

    99/0 in 7.4 overs……

  3. Art
    August 14, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Hmmm 0/99 off 7.4, reminds me of the Super 8 tournament I umpired last Sunday. lol.

    The problem is as always is technique corrected by the accasional visit by clearly superior teams. The answer is for most part a resounding no. Technique, given that gifted players are really few and far between, is honed by long practice sessions and astute coaching. A good bowler will make an average batsman look very ordinary very quickly on most wickets and there often is the problem. If a team does not have good bowlers to bowl in the nets the batsmen will rarely improve. In fact I have seen many batsment who look great in the nets fail to perform in the middle because of ‘nerves’ The answer was not nerves at all it was simply that looking good in the nets does not show all the possible dismissals and any of those wonderful looking net shots were really ‘outs’ when a a full field was set.

    I you have a bowling machine take it out into the miiddle and set a full field and play a real game against the machine and see how well the batsmen go. Yes I know it means more work preparing wickets but it is worth it.

  4. Ram
    August 14, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    I think it would be a bit unfair to be dismissive of the Kenyan team when even Zimbabwe got badly thrashed by this very A team…In a sense, the lack of competitiveness of Ken and Ban against the top 8 (since their moments of glory in WC 1996 and 1999 respectively) is a by-product of the cultural change induced since the initiation of ICC’s development program in 1997…I actually think Ireland (and all Associates in future) will have a similar fate unless the ICC wakes up…And, lack of money alone doesn’t seem to be the problem…

  5. August 15, 2007 at 12:06 am

    Lack of money is not the issue in either Kenya or Zimbabwe….. ok, Kenya does not have Zimbabwe type money, but it still has relatively a lot more than the other strong associates like Scotland and Ireland…….. its one of the 2 pro squads in associate countries……

  6. August 15, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    A very painful tour this is turning out to be!

    Nasir – Kenya does not have much money at all. It may have pros, but this is due to the fact that a) wage expectations are much lower as Kenya is a 3rd world country (I doubt any players from Europe would survive on the salary the Kenyans get) and b) most of the money has gone into contracts rather than development.

    No Associate side yet has the money to have a regular domestic competition bringing together the top 60 or so cricketers in the country to play against each other. Until this happens, they are always going to struggle against players who play regular professional cricket. all the India A and Sri Lanka A players come under this category.

  7. Roland Ilube
    August 16, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Better news against Sri Lanka ‘A’ I hear. Maybe its not the end of the world for Kenyan cricket yet

  8. nicholas P (italian cricketer)
    December 22, 2007 at 2:53 am

    What has happenned to kenyan cricket over the last 5 years?
    After the 2003 world cup they were brilliant and could hold their own in one day cricket and I really thought they would get test status but now their a long way from that.

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