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News: Kenya the terrible……

I am not sure what exactly the problem is with Kenya. One day, they will come out and beat Sri A, then lose to Uganda, then beat Bangladesh, then lose to NZ in the manner that they did today. It was the shot making of the last 2-3 batsmen, with 4 overs still to go, that was baffling. First of all, getting down to 1/4 is pretty bad, and quite difficult to recover from.

Pakistan used to be , and maybe still is, the most unpredictable cricket side. So much so that people always wonder which Pakistan has turned up to play. Kenya vary too much between Bermuda and Bangladesh standards 🙂

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  1. September 12, 2007 at 5:20 pm

    You think it was painful for you to watch, imagine being a Kenyan fan.

    I’ll tell you the problem, and I have written about it at length before. Simply, Kenya do not have a domestic competition that brings together their top players regularly. True, they all play in the NPCA leagues, but for clubs in different divisions. We have been promised one, but it has not yet come about and the patience is beginning to wear thin.

    At least Zim struck a blow for the Minnows though – bloody awesome performance and will stop the Aussies giving me grief about losing to the Kiwis 🙂

  2. Ram
    September 12, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Having watched Kenya put in a performance that would embarass the current Bermuda team (that lost convincingly to Denmark!), I must say there was virtually NO talent on display and the scoreline is a rather true reflection of where Kenya are…Their batsmen couldn’t even get their bats down in time to block the ball against Vettori, leave alone against the NZ pacers which is simply unacceptable at this level…

    This performance should also put Ban to shame considering they lost to this team a couple of days ago…And, Uganda defeating Kenya recently also doesn’t inspire much about them if they had to ‘fight’ for a victory against this team…I’m starting to wonder whether the ICC must start looking at the general standards of African cricket outside of SA…Afterall, good playing numbers and reasonable public interest (atleast higher than their European or American counterparts) aren’t translating into higher playing standards…

  3. September 12, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    oh man….. just watched the highlights of the Kenyan innings again….. what torture…… even Yahoo! is sarcastic……

    You can also be tortured at:
    http://worldtwenty20.yahoo.com/videos/nzke1209.html

  4. September 14, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Brilliant performance today as well, creating, i think, 2 world records. 1 concending max runs, and secondly losing by the largest margin.

    I guess they gave this as a special gift to Roger harper….

  5. Ram
    September 14, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    I think we must be fair to Kenya…they did improve from 73 in the game against NZ to 88 against SL…It’s just a question of giving them another 50 years…

  6. September 14, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    From bad to worse.

    Nothing more needs be said on why this happened – I’ve been over it before.
    I just hope things are turned around by the time their IC campaign starts.

  7. Nathan Webb
    September 14, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    To do fair though, Sri Lanka and NZ have a history of lacking mercy against the little guys. It was probably the hardest group for an associate to be in.

  8. Onyango
    September 17, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    … and now watch Kenya hammer Canada next month in the IC cup.
    Kenya is better than the other associates and can matchup with Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. It will take considerable infrastructure improvement before Kenya scares the other test playing nations.

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